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Library Director, Brookline Library, Brookline, MA


The Board of Trustees of the Brookline Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Brookline Public Library serves patrons in three locations, including two of the busiest branch libraries in the Commonwealth. The Library Director, under the direction of the Library Trustees, manages a staff of 40 full time employees and 60 part time employees, many of whom are in a union.

Qualifications:The successful candidate will have a keen knowledge of the principles and practices of library operations, is an accomplished leader with demonstrated oral and written communication skills allowing them to maximize relationships with departments, boards, commissions, community groups, the public and affiliated programs and organizations in the broader metro-Boston area. The Library Director is skilled at using data and emerging technologies to anticipate library innovations and challenges to optimize service to library patrons, and to perform a full range of executive duties in managing and advocating for the Library. Developing long range funding sources and strategies and a strong commitment to the evolving and vital roles of a large, urban public library is vital. The successful candidate will have seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including five years of significant management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required.

The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $122,105 to $143,834 depending on qualifications. Opportunity for salary growth and pension; health, dental, life and disability insurance are available.

How to Apply:

Please apply with resume and cover letter by June 15, 2022 using the link below: