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Assistant Director, Walpole Public Library (Walpole)

The Walpole Public Library seeks an experienced, organized professional for the position of Assistant Director.  Though duties may vary greatly with the various events and needs, general responsibilities are as follows:

Supervise Circulation staff, oversee and manage circulation desk schedules, train staff, perform annual evaluations and assign other tasks as necessary.  Oversee the collection development of adult fiction and non-fiction collections.  Make recommendations for improvements in services and collection.  Assist Director in formulation of library goals, policies and procedures. Keep informed of library development trends and participate in activities of professional development.  Manage library operations and facility in the absence of the director.  Handle patron issues or concerns as needed.  Represent the library at appropriate network meetings.  Participate in personnel selection, training, and supervision.  Promote the collection and resources of the library through programs, media, and public awareness campaigns.  Perform cataloging and collection maintenance work.  Create content for social media, local newspaper, and newsletters.  Other duties as required.

The successful candidate should be able to work independently, possess strong communication skills, and have a creative approach to library services.  Work schedule includes one evening and every fourth Saturday.


Requirements include a Master's Degree in Library Science, 3 to 5 years of previous supervisory and/or administrative experience.   Strong interest in all aspects of library service.  This position requires a candidate who is flexible, innovative and an organized independent worker.  Social Media experience, technological aptitude and knowledge of a second language are highly desirable.  A working knowledge of Worpress is desirable.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$72,387.00 - $95,514.00  / year

Closing Date

June 16, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can submit a resume, cover letter and Town of Walpole Employment Application to:  EOE/AA


2023-05-19 |  Quick link to this job