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: $63K-$68K. The position includes generous PTO and paid holidays. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: trustees@putnamvalleylibrary.org 

[posted 06.07.2022]