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Director of the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System, Rochester Public Library (Rochester, NY)

The Rochester Public Library (RPL) and Monroe County Library System (MCLS) seek a high-energy, experienced library leader for the position of Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience as a leader in a complex library setting, hands on experience serving a diverse community, and a track record of successful and innovative partnerships and collaborations with organizations, businesses, stakeholders, and elected officials.

The Director is responsible for the operations of the Rochester Public Library, a system of a central library and 10 branch libraries located within the City of Rochester NY, serving a population of 210,000 residents. Additionally, the Director is responsible for oversight of the Monroe County Library System, which provides selected services to 19 other member libraries located within the County of Monroe and serving a population of 740,000.

Salary range: $120,719 - $155,825 plus benefits

Apply by July 31 , 2024 for full consideration

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

● Familiarity with federated library systems and the relationship between local libraries and

library systems

● Experience managing a large staff, both directly and through subordinates

● Demonstrated ability to be a consistent, visible presence in the community

● Demonstrated coalition- and consensus-building ability

● Demonstrated ability to advocate for library and community priorities with appropriate


● Ability to travel for in person attendance at meetings, events, and conferences

Required Training, Experience, and Certifications:

● NYS public librarian’s professional certificate (or be eligible to receive)

● Master's degree (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution

● Eight or more years of professional library experience (post-MLS) in libraries or library

systems, at least three years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity

● Maintain a valid driver's license and auto insurance

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$120,719.00 - $155,825.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Full job information and link to application portal may be found here:


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