Library Director — Monroe Free Library

The Board of Trustees of the Monroe Free Library is seeking a dynamic and visionary library leader with a passion for exceptional library service and the ability to lead an experienced team.

We are looking for someone who can enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change. The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of public library management principles, innovative approaches, current professional practices and strong budgetary acumen. Our new director should be able to communicate effectively and positively with staff, patrons, and community groups, and be a forward thinker in both operational planning for the Library and public relations. Our new director will have a commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participating in continuing education opportunities. The successful candidate must be familiar with New York State Library Systems and governance, be able to lead and inspire the staff with creative new ideas for growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners.

 1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
2. Possession of a NYS Public Librarian Certificate
3. A minimum of five years as a director in a public library or a minimum of seven years in a supervisory position.

The successful candidate should be able to relate to a diverse user base, have a comprehensive knowledge of public library finance, experience with fundraising, excellent written and oral communication skills, and thorough knowledge and demonstration of competence in library automation and technology

Compensation. The salary range is $82,000 -87,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Library Information. Monroe Free Library is a very warm and welcoming place where our staff works extra hard to meet community needs. We have 10 full-time and 10 part-time staff members fully committed to providing excellent service to our patrons as well as an 11-member Board of Trustees equally dedicated to the library’s success. The annual budget is around $1,400,000.   As an association free library, we are funded through a yearly NYS 414 voter campaign with successful budgets passed the last seven times a budget was introduced.  The facility went through a complete renovation in 2015.  We are a member of the Ramapo-Catskill Library System.

The Town of Monroe is a community in the Hudson Valley which includes the villages of Monroe and Harriman.  We are fifty miles north of New York City and have a population of 19,737.

To Apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than February 15, 2021 to: In the subject line, please include “MFL Director Position”.