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Assistant Library Director, Salisbury Public Library (Salisbury)

The Assistant Director assists the Director in planning, organizing, and administering the operations, programs, collections, and services of the Library. The Assistant Director oversees all aspects of library services for adults including; reference services, database, periodical management, and the development and implementation of all adult programming. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for staff scheduling, payroll, and the daily operations of the library in the absence of the Director, including, but not limited to, staff management, public relations, physical operations, and other issues that may arise.



To be considered for this position, applicants must have at a minimum the following:

Minimum of four years’ professional public library experience. Includes at least two years of experience working in a supervisory role preferred. Experience in program planning and marketing; and experience working on the Reference Desk. 

Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills. Must be competent with Microsoft Office applications and comfortable troubleshooting computer networking issues. Applicant must also be able to adapt to new software, technologies, and professional standards and feel confident training others on all library systems and tools are needed. 

Must be able to supervise the work of subordinate professional, technical, clerical and other staff members along with occasional volunteers. Must have proficiency with and experience troubleshooting a variety of technology tools, and a reliable means of transportation and willingness to travel for outreach, to run errands for programs, and to attend meetings and workshops. Must be able to work one scheduled evening per week and occasional Saturdays. Must be willing to work with a variety of groups including patrons, vendors, town employees, and other groups as needed.


Applicants will gain special consideration if they have the following qualities or qualifications:

·         Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program strongly preferred

·         Experience using Symphony Workflows 

·         Exceptional written and oral communication skills and a variety of writing experience, including web content

·         Prior experience in a supervisory role and well-developed interpersonal skills and a positive disposition

·         Experience attending meeting and trainings at a Consortium level

·         Prior experience implementing innovative library standards or procedures

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$57,000.00 - $67,000.00  / year

Closing Date

Open until filled

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2022-05-10 |  Quick link to this job