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Assistant Director, Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

The town of North Reading is looking for a forward thinking, proactive assistant director who can inspire and bring out the best from our highly dedicated staff. The Assistant Library Director plays an integral part in library operations working closely with the Library Director. 

•    Under general supervision of the Director, performs managerial duties related to personnel, technical services, computer updates, and purchasing.
•    Oversees technical services department. Trains and supervises staff in the processing and cataloging of materials in a variety of formats.
•    Directly responsible for a major portion of the overall library materials budget and overseeing expenditures by Department Heads. 
•    Responsible for supporting and mentoring department heads, assessing and implementing workflow efficiencies in each department.
•    Works in conjunction with the town’s IT department, to help maintain staff and public PCs, including developing and implementing a long-range technology plan. 
•    Responsible for creating weekly staff schedule, including Saturday rotations and vacations. 
•    Acts as liaison on building issues with the town’s department of public works. 
•    Develops policies for the library in conjunction with the Director and Board of Trustees.
•    Assists the Director in budget preparation, reports, policy and procedural matters.
•    Oversees orientation and training of all personnel. 
•    Responds to patron complaints, patron suggestions, and manages problems with patron behavior in accordance with the library’s disciplinary policy.
•    In conjunction with Department Heads, oversees and maintains library website, ensuring its overall integrity and accuracy. 
•    Acts as liaison to the Friends of the Library attending monthly meetings.
•    Regularly attends meetings and workshops pertinent to professional development; Represents the library at regional and statewide meetings. 
•    Covers public service desks as needed. 
•    Acts as the Director during his/her absence.
•    Performs similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates.

The ideal candidate has an understanding of the role of technology in supporting patron learning and library operations. Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate staff; Strong desire to serve the public with friendliness, professionalism, and diplomacy; Ability to set priorities and work with frequent interruptions.


Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; three to five years of experience in a library; or an equivalent and relevant combination of training and experience.

Schedule: 35 hour work week, includes one evening. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$70,259.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please forward resume, cover letter and references to: 


2021-12-28 |  Quick link to this job