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Library Director, Chebeague Island Library, Chebeague Island, Maine

Description:

The Chebeague Island Library in Chebeague Island, Maine seeks a Library Director responsible for the functioning of the Library as a whole. Specific responsibilities including staffing, budgeting, collection development and maintenance, programming, recommending policy adjustments to the Board, and working cooperatively within the community to further the Library’s programs and services and to meet the needs of the community. The Chebeague Island Library is a 501(c)(3) organization partially funded by the Town of Chebeague Island. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director: 

  • Prepares and administers annual operating budget.
  • Prepares regular reports for the Board such as circulation, patron counts, use of services, additions and withdrawals of materials, etc.; that summarize Library activity, trends in Library use, and issues requiring Board consideration and/or action.
  • Works with the Chebeague Island School to develop and implement programs that meet the needs of the students.
  • Assists Board of Trustees in developing and overseeing library policies such as personnel, hours of operation, etc.
  • Monitors the operation of the Library’s computer network, including assuring routine network and file maintenance tasks; assessing and reporting to the Board on needed technology upgrades; maintaining the Library’s webpage and presence on social media.
  • Oversees the library’s collection including the selection and deselection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials; uses, updates, and maintains the online catalog using Atriuum.
  • Serves as liaison to the community, including other island non-profits; developing and promoting library programs through community presentations and other means that respond to the changing needs of the community.
  • Recruits, trains, schedules, and supervises employees and volunteers.
  • Ensures that the Library building and grounds are well-maintained; makes recommendations to the Board regarding building security, maintenance and repairs.
  • Promotes the use of library services.
  • Provides professional advice on library matters to the Board of Trustees.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees. 

    Qualifications include prior library experience and knowledge of library functions, standards, and trends; familiarity with library technology and facile with social media; college education and commitment to pursuing additional educational opportunities to improve library and managerial skills; effective verbal and written communications skills; effective interpersonal skills.

How to apply:

Position open until filled. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Koerber at [email protected].

FMI about the Chebeague Island Library see https://cheblib.wixsite.com/chebeaguelibrary or https://www.facebook.com/chebeaguelibrary/

FMI about Chebeague Island see https://www.townofchebeagueisland.org/  or https://www.chebeague.org/