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Library Director, Somerset (MA) Public Library

This Library Director posting is being extended due to changes in the salary schedule.

  Located in southeastern Massachusetts, Somerset is forty-four miles south of Boston, twenty miles east of Providence, RI, and about a one and one-half hours drive to mid-Cape Cod. Somerset is a small suburban community (18,000) with a rich history and culture. For a closer look at our library go to and a look at our community go to

  The Somerset Public Library is one of the most active and respected public libraries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  The Somerset Library is a community-focused institution where the needs of the public are highly valued.

  We are searching for a creative, dedicated, community-focused professional to continue our excellence as we move forward in providing our patrons and the public with standard and progressive library services for all ages and interests.

  The Somerset Library Director develops and administers library operations; supervises and coordinates the work of the library and library staff; performs highly professional work in directing all library services, functions and resources in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The director works closely with the Friends of the Library. To read the Library Job Description and acquire a Town Employment Application form, go to


  The candidate must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; a minimum of  five to seven (5-7) years of library management/administrative experience, including library technology; and a working familiarization of regional network activities, programs and services.

  The candidate must possess the skills necessary to effectively and efficiently manage a library budget and work with the Library Board of Trustees and other Town officers, and boards in the preparation and presentation of the budgetary process.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




The newly adjusted salary ranges from $57,648,24 to $78,886.60 depending on education and experience.

Closing Date

February 9, 2018

How to Apply

Official starting date is April 1, 2018.

  The candidate must return the Town Employment Application, resume/vita and three (3) current personal/professional references to David M. Cucinotta, Chairman, Library Director Selection Committee, c/o Personnel Director, Somerset Town Office, 140 Wood St., Somerset, MA 02726. Final date of application submission is Friday, February 9, 2018.



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