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Library Director, Middletown Public Library (Middletown, RI)

Middletown is a community of 17,100 residents, located on historic Aquidneck Island. It was incorporated in 1743, and possesses a rich cultural heritage, an outstanding quality of life, and access to pristine natural resources. There are 7,800 registered library cardholders. Annual circulation in 2022 was 77,000 physical materials, and 34,000 electronic.

The library director oversees library operations consistent with the guidelines set by the Board of Library Trustees. She/he supervises a staff of 16 employees who provide traditional and innovative library services. Service hours are 7 days per week from September through May and 6 days per week during June, July and August. The library is at an exciting point in its history as the Town Council is working toward a plan for a new library building which will serve Middletown as both a resource and cultural center. The director will represent the library's and community's interests throughout the design and construction stages. 

Middletown offers excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, and personal leave. The library director is eligible to participate in the Middletown health, dental, and 457 plans.

A complete job description is available online on the Town of Middletown Human Resources webpage


Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution.

Staff supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment.

5 years of professional library experience with at least 3 years of experience in library administration.

Knowledge of principles and experience with budgeting and program development/execution.

Ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with staff, patrons, and public representatives.

Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain an inclusive environment for individuals of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, races, and sexual orientations.

A background check satisfactory to the Town of Middletown is required. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$75,000.00 - $85,000.00  / year

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

 Apply online

For more information contact: Alyssa Nappa, Human Resources Manager Phone: 401-846-5781  


2023-02-24 |  Quick link to this job