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Library Director, Chase Library Association (Harwich)

The Board of Trustees of the Chase Library Association is seeking a new Library Director to coordinate library services to the local community.  Chase Library is a small, historic, trustee-run (not associated with CLAMS) library in the village of West Harwich.  The library dates back to 1905 and its building is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Candidates should be interested in preservation, library development, fund raising, and future planning.  

Among other things, the librarian will be responsible for: planning and delivering patron-centered services reader advisory services; ensuring a comprehensive library inventory; using current technology and social media to promote the library; and serving as library spokesperson.  Of primary importance are excellent interpersonal skills, experience in pursuing fund raising and grant opportunities, planning and executing library programs, advising the Board on matters of operation, policies/procedures, programs and services as well as regulatory compliance.


A four-year degree is preferred though not required.  A background in library sciences and past experience in delivering library services are required.  References are required.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.00  / hour

Salary Notes

The position is non-benefited and part time; the library is open 10 hours per week including Tuesday and Saturday hours.

Closing Date

April 17, 2023

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Chase Library at:  Please list “Library Director Application” in the subject line.  It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted by the Board of Trustees in May 2023 with a decision made by June 1.  

The successful candidate will begin in June.  Throughout June, the new director will spend time with the current director to understand the priorities and processes of this historic library.  The new director will be compensated at the job rate for this time.  Full responsibility as Library Director begins July 1, 2023.


2023-01-17 |  Quick link to this job