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Library Associate Director, Town of Suffield (Suffield, CT)

Position: Library Associate Director 

Post Date: January 30, 2024

End Date: Open Until Filled 

Hours: 32 hours per week

Salary Range: $48,000 - $51,100

The Town of Suffield is a quintessential New England town with a longstanding pledge to preserving its historic architecture and agricultural roots. The many people who serve Suffield through town government as employees and volunteers alike remain committed to developing and fostering a strong sense of community among its residents. 

The Town of Suffield is seeking a Library Associate Director for the Kent Memorial Library. This position assists the Library Director in the management, supervision, and administration of the Library to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library policy and oversees teen and adult services in the Library. Helps develop adult and teen collections and programs. Serves the residents of Suffield in a customer-oriented manner that promotes a positive, professional image for the Town government.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

1.       Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science degree or an equivalent of experience and coursework in library science.  

2.       Three (3) – five (5) years of experience working with teens and adults within a public library system. 

3.       At least two (2) years of supervisory experience. 

4.       Relevant experience may be substituted for education attainment if deemed appropriate by the First Selectman. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.       Excellent customer service skills.

2.       Knowledge of readers' advisory and reference questions. Possess good analytical skills and excellent computer and internet searching techniques.  

3.       Knowledge of website design and social media

4.       Knowledge of teen services and collections.

5.       Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with patrons of all ages, volunteers, community partners, colleagues, and supervisors. 

6.       Operational knowledge of media and equipment, including computers, printers, and audiovisual equipment. 

7.       Experience with MS Office. Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS); experience with Evergreen preferred. 

8.       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

9.       Ability to work independently, be flexible, and adapt to a fast-paced work environment.

10.   Ability to plan and organize work procedures successfully in a team environment.

11.   Knowledge of interlibrary loan procedures.

12.   Commitment to ongoing professional development

Special Requirements:   

1.       Valid, active Motor Vehicle Operator’s license preferred.

2.       Must submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and fitness for duty testing.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$48,000.00 - $51,100.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

How to Apply: 

Applications can be found on the town website at 

Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume by email to or by mail to Town of Suffield, Human Resources Department, Attention: Shannon Foley, 83 Mountain Rd, Suffield, CT 06078 by closing date of posting.


2024-01-30 |  Quick link to this job