Library Director — Putnam Valley Library

Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals in Putnam Valley, NY, seeks a creative and dynamic Library Director with a passion for community service to oversee all activities and operations of the library.  

 Essential Responsibilities:
Staff and Operations:

  • Supervise all library services, operations, staff, facilities, and programs 
  • Select, train, and evaluate personnel to maintain a strong team environment 
  • Develop and maintain the library’s collection in accordance with collection policies and best practices 
  • Control expenditures of funds and maintain accurate financial records 
  • Supervise the purchase and maintenance of technology to enhance library services 
  • Prepare and distribute public relations and marketing materials 
  • Prepare annual reports to the state and the community  
  • Work on grant writing and facilitate grant award funding 

    Board of Trustees: 

  • Work with the Board in ongoing planning to identify and meet community needs 
  • Make policy recommendations to the Board and implement adopted policies 
  • Prepare annual budget recommendations for Board approval 

    Essential Traits:  

  • Ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for staff and library patrons 
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders 
  • A commitment to social justice and fostering an equitable community 
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession 
  • Proficiency with computers, library software, internet and digital communications

     Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and experience in library administration.

    Salary: $55K-$65K. Position includes some benefits, generous PTO and 12 paid holidays a year. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: