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Library Director, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, MA


Excellent opportunity for an outgoing and energetic leader who enjoys being part of a vibrant community center in a rural town on the slope of picturesque Wachusett Mountain.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of library administration, maintaining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all library operations while embracing and encouraging emerging technologies. The Director oversees a staff of 8 (PT). The library serves a population of 3,531 and circulated 42,645 items in FY19.

Duties of the Director:

Staff management, library administration (including services, technology, and programs), budget management, collection development, policy recommendation, strategic planning, oversight of facility maintenance, and public relations (including collaboration with Trustees, Friends, local groups and government entities).

Attributes Required:

 The Director must be an excellent communicator, and a professional, friendly, and visionary leader who is approachable, flexible and committed to public service.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Sub-professional Certificate of Librarianship.
  • Completion of a Basic Library Techniques certificate is expected within 5 years.
  • 2 years of public library experience including supervisory, budget and collection development or equivalent experience.
  • Solid understanding and application of existing and emerging technology and an applied knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science
  • Familiarity with CWMARS/Evergreen 

Other Information:

This position is 28 hrs/wk (one Sat/mo, occasional evenings) and is subject to a satisfactory background check. The salary ranges from $41,500 – $ 46,960. Position closes on July 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply:

The original job posting can be found here. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and names of 3 professional references to: [email protected]