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Browse Current Job Postings:

RIT - Global Education, University Studies and School of Individualized Study Liaison Librarian

Lockport Public Library - Youth Services Librarian

Patterson Library - Circulation Clerk

John Jermain Memorial Library - Technology Services Librarian

Westchester Library - Library Data Specialist

Jervis Public Library - Reference Librarian

Southern Tier Library System - IT Procurment Specialist

SUNY Corning Community College (3 positions open) - Library Director, FT Senior Library Clerk, PT Library Aide

Ellenville Public Library & Museum - Library Director

Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association - Library Director

Buffalo History Museum - Assistant Librarian

Utica Library - Digital Services and Outreach Librarian (Full Time)

Rose Memorial Library - Director



Global Education, University Studies and School of Individualized Study Liaison Librarian

RIT Libraries invites candidates to apply for the Global Education, University Studies and School of Individualized Study Liaison Librarian.


This professional librarian provides reference, research services, and instruction to students, staff, the community and faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This includes the Rochester, NY, RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia, RIT Kosovo and RIT China campuses. The librarian provides instruction in all fields of study including information sciences, media, entrepreneurship, management, web and mobile computing, international business and engineering and international hospitality and service management.   The librarian supports the Division of University Studies and School of Individualized Study. 


Click here for more information about applying for this position.


Application review will begin April 30, 2021.


Posted 4/12/2021


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Lockport Public Library

Youth Services Librarian

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian Certificate;

Must be eligible to take the Librarian I Lockport Civil Service Exam.


Specific Requirements:

  • Strong technology skills including new and emerging technologies;
  • Interest/experience in adult & children's programming;
  • Social media marketing skills
  • Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service;
  • Good knowledge of library materials,
  • Good knowledge of modern library organizations;
  • Good judgment;
  • Ability to get along well with others;
  • Excellent time and attendance record;
  • Able to work nights and weekends;
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Does related work as required.

Sample Work Activities (Illustrative only):

  • Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, class visits, story and picture book hours;
  • Markets and advertises library programming;
  • Provide excellent reference and reader's advisory services;
  • Maintains collections through replacement, weeding, & ordering;
  • Provides digital literacy instruction to our patrons;
  • Provides assistance to patrons with technology devices;
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary:  $41,542                                  

Date of Posting: March 23, 2021      Availability: August 2021

Benefits: NYS Retirement, health insurance, generous paid leave


How to Apply:

Interested, eligible candidates should mail a letter of interest and a resume (include three professional references) to the Director by April 21, 2021.


Beverly Federspiel, Executive Director

Lockport Public Library

P.O. Box 475

Lockport, NY 14095


email to


Posted 4/8/2021



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Patterson Library

Circulation Clerk

Full-time: 40 hr/week position


Rate: $13.75/hr plus benefits including Health Insurance, Retirement, Paid Sick and Vacation Time


Hours: Will include regular evenings and weekends


Position Definition
Performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of books, periodicals, materials, equipment, and related collection items; performs clerical-administrative work; assists patrons in using library services and facilities; and maintains circulation statistics.

General Duties

  • Receives oral or written instructions from Director.
  • Plans work according to established procedures.
  • Prioritizes tasks within work assignment.
  • Allocates work to pages and volunteers.
  • Maintains patron records, patron billing and charges, and circulation statistics.
  • Greets visitors to library.
  • Assists library patrons in use of materials including copier and fax machine.
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance, or refers inquiries to a professional librarian.
  • Charges and discharges library books, materials, and equipment.
  • Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage.
  • Follows routines in receiving compensation for overdue, damaged or lost library items.
  • Sorts and shelves books and periodicals.
  • Assists persons in applying for library membership.
  • Processes membership applications.
  • Enters and retrieves member and circulation information by computer terminal in a computerized circulation system.
  • Supervises patron computer stations and assists with basic questions.
  • Prepares statistical reports as needed.
  • Reports work accomplished to supervisor.

Additional Duties

  • Monitors reading rooms and areas to assure adequate reading environment.
  • Receives and responds to general information requests by telephone or in writing.
  • Reserves books and materials.
  • Prepares books and materials, and repairs minor damage to books, materials and equipment.
  • Maintains community announcement board, and distributable pamphlets and materials.
  • Performs special duties as assigned, including programming, basic reference, ordering of materials, serials maintenance, etc.
  • Regularly sanitizes patron and staff areas including computers and chairs.
  • Relieves other employees as assigned by the Director
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.

Supervised By
Receives general supervision from Director and task direction from Administrative Librarian.

Qualifications Profile

  • The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a high school education and two years library assistant experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Ability to apply principles of library technical system to solve practical problems and to respond to routine information requests.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of regulations and procedures pertaining to library responsibilities.
  • Ability to type accurately.
  • Ability to acquire skill to operate data and word processing equipment.
  • Ability to maintain accurate files and records.
  • Ability to deal cooperatively with others.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Please submit resume and cover letter to


Posted 4/8/2021


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John Jermain Memorial Library

Technology Services Librarian

The John Jermain Memorial Library, located in historic Sag Harbor, seeks applicants for a full-time Technology Services Librarian position. The successful candidate will work with an innovative staff to promote the library's mission through staff training, individual patron support, public outreach, and digital initiatives.
A copy of the full job description, including job responsibilities and required skills, can be viewed at To apply, please send your resume and a letter of application to Catherine Creedon, Library Director, at by 4/17/2021.
Posted 4/1/2021

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Westchester Library

Library Data Specialist – FULL TIME 2 year position

Summary of Duties

  • Assistant the Systems Librarian with the day-to-day duties that are associated with the maintenance of the ILS.
  • Generate statistical reports and provide them to system users.
  • Document and evaluate resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent similar future problems.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Audit data on a regular basis to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, staff, and member library directors.
  • Performs other duties related to library services as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, division, and library.
  • Respond to staff support request dealings with the ILS using a help desk ticketing system in a timely manner.
  • Member library visits to assist with training and troubleshooting as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and substantial relevant work experience, or six or more years equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS) in a consortium environment, preferably Evergreen version 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client/server environment, and experience with software applications needed to administer application environments. This may include Microsoft Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, Oracle/SQL Server, XML, PNX, etc.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, including MARC and RDA, is desired.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
  • Broad knowledge of library business practices and expectations.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical documentation for training and end user procedures.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience.

 To apply:  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three professional references to with the position title included in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

About WLS


The Westchester Library System (WLS) is a state-chartered, cooperative library system serving all 38 Westchester member public libraries and the county's citizens. The Westchester Library System was established in 1958, and is one of 23 public library systems serving New York State's public libraries. The mission of the Westchester Library System is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service regardless of their location.


The Westchester Library System is located at 570 Taxter Road – Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523. For information about WLS, see


Posted 4/1/2021

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Jervis Public Library

Reference Librarian

Work Schedule:  Minimum 37.5 hours per week including regular nights and weekends

Reports to:          Assistant Director

Supervises:          Volunteers; serves as Librarian in Charge when required


Education/Experience Requirements:

Master's degree from ALA accredited graduate library school, NYS Public Librarian's Certificate.  Professional, paraprofessional, or volunteer experience in public libraries preferred.


General Statement of Duties:  Reference Librarians provide customer-centered reference, referral, and readers' advisory work; actively participate in collection development; are responsible for specific duties; coordinate public programming and outreach; participate in special projects; maintain proficiency in applicable technologies and trends; and may have responsibility for library operations when Librarian-in-Charge is in effect.


This is a FT position with a starting salary of $42,000 per year.   Benefits include health insurance (50% contribution), dental, paid time off, FSA, and NYS Retirement.
Position is open until filled.  Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and list of references to

Southern Tier Library System

IT Procurment Specialist

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Procurement Specialist. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for innovative IT practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.


Please visit our website for full job description and application details.


This is a level 4 full time, exempt, non-professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Procurement Specialist provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library technology operations, specifically IT systems design, procurement of library system and member library equipment, setup and maintenance of staff & public computers and the coordination of E-rate funding for system-wide Internet connections. Areas of expertise might include: library IT patron-experience, facility design relative to IT setup, uniform procurement practices, policy development, Internet connectivity, digital inclusion, relationship building, trending services and leadership.



Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically design, setup and maintenance of computers, equipment procurement and Internet connections & E-rate funding.


Computer & Equipment Layout: Responsible for staff and public computer systems and equipment design spec, procurement, imaging, deployment and support for the library system and member libraries. Maintains a comprehensive computer and equipment program that allows for the quick deployment of staff and public computers at member libraries considering user-experience and routine maintenance efficiencies.


Internet Connections: Partners with IT staff and Internet service providers to maintain fiber, cable or wireless Internet connections at the library system and member libraries. Procures and works with IT staff to support member libraries' network and wireless equipment and security appliances.


E-rate Funding:  Works with Assistant Director – Director of IT to secure federal E-rate funding annually for library system and member libraries as it relates to ISP connections and equipment. Responsible for all application and reporting requirements. As well as working with library system administration to track finances.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree with 2-3 years of job-specific experience.

Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.

Supervisory experience.

Valid driver's license.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range is $46,000 – $50,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement, Empire or BCBS Health Plans. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.


Application Process

Applications are due Friday, April 23, 2021.  Please submit (via e-mail) a meaningful cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Ken Behn, Assistant Director/IT at


STLS is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment to ensure a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and skills. Our organization is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of our communities by establishing practices that promote innovative delivery of essential library services to the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier & Western New York.


Posted 3/10/2021


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SUNY Corning Community College

When you join the SUNY Corning Community College (CCC) team, you are helping to positively transform the lives of our students, their families and our communities.

We are a premier two-year College, offering degree programs, certificates, and continuing education classes.  We promote intellectual and personal growth through individualized education, inspire innovation to meet the educational and workforce needs of the community and leverage a variety of partnerships to help our students
and community succeed.

The Director of the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library is responsible for providing leadership and management for the Library, Library Services and the Learning Commons. In addition, they will provide holistic strategic vision, direction, and promotion for both Library Services and the Learning Commons in alignment with institutional mission and goals. For more details visit 


The full-time Senior Library Clerk is responsible for providing a great customer service experience to library patrons, including students, faculty, staff, and community visitors at the Library Services Desk.  In this role, the Senior Library Clerk will answer questions related to library collections and services, help to troubleshoot technology, and guide patrons through the use of print and digital library resources.  The Senior Library Clerk will hire, train, and supervise student employees who provide assistance at the Library Services Desk.   Additionally, the position will assess and maintain library and archival collections, including processing new materials and withdrawing titles as needed.  Regular work schedule will be 37.5 hours/week from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00am-4:00pm on Fridays; evening and weekend hours may be required based on building schedule.

Please note, this is a competitive civil service position and the incumbent will be required to take the appropriate civil service exam associated to this position. That exam has not been scheduled yet and the incumbent will be appointed provisionally until that time. For more information, please visit


The part-time Library Aide is responsible for providing great customer service experience to library patrons, including students, faculty, staff, and community visitors at the Library Services Desk.  In this role, the Library Aide will answer questions related to library collections and services, help to troubleshoot technology, and guide patrons through the use of print and digital library resources. The Library Aide will take primary responsibility for sending and receiving InterLibrary Loan materials, managing supply inventory, and delivering mail for the building. The position will complete projects related to physical and Special Collections, including filing, digitizing documents, and coordinating library and archival displays. Regular work schedule will be 19 hours/week between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00am-4:00pm on Fridays; evening and weekend hours may be required based on building schedule. For more information, please visit 


Posted 3/24/2021

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Ellenville Public Library & Museum

Library Director

The Ellenville Public Library & Museum is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. 

EPLM is a school district library, located in the Village of Ellenville in Ulster County's Rondout Valley.  The library director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operations.  More information is available at

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate. Two years of administrative library experience preferred.  Civil Service requirements for Library Director I are the minimum requirements. 

Salary: Starting at $60,000, it will be commensurate with experience. Benefits are included.

The Ellenville Public Library is a School District Library and as such follows Ulster County Civil Service regulations for hiring.  The position will be provisional until a test is offered.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Ellenville Public Library and Museum, 40 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, Attn:  Michelle Mainolfi, First-Vice- President of the Board of Trustees or email to  The applications will be reviewed starting March 31, 2021.

Posted 3/24/2021

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Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association

Library Director

Darwin R. Barker Library is charted by NYS Dept. of Education as an association library and is a member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Library System (CCLS) giving patrons access to an abundance of Library material. As one of the 36 libraries in the CCLS, we offer programs for children, book discussion group and a museum dedicated to local history with archives, two research libraries and rotating exhibits.The library and museum have a wireless network, remote access to OPAC, and public access computers. The Library was established in 1882.

The Village of Fredonia includes a population of 11,000 and is the home of SUNY Fredonia College. It is located about 3 miles from Lake Erie, 25 miles from Chautauqua Institution and halfway between Buffalo, NY and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association along with the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, is the cultural center of Fredonia. The Darwin R. Library Association was established in 1882 in the historic Darwin R. Barker home. The Association was able to expand into a new building in 1980's while retaining the attached Barker Home as the DRB Historical Museum. The Association administers the Museum through a curator and curator assistant staff.

The Board of Directors of the Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association seeks a creative and energetic director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Fredonia and surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future.


Duties include:

  • Ability to develop and maintain a professional and productive working relationship with the museum curator that fosters creativity and potential cost savings initiatives that benefit the Association as a whole
  • Recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library's mission
  • Creating and administering budgets and presenting funding requests
  • Writing grants and raising funds
  • Developing and sustaining programs and services
  • Demonstrating strong cooperative leadership, management and communications skills, especially when working with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and community agencies
  • Understanding computer applications for library management


  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution
  • New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate
  • Five years successful library experience is required
  • Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participating in continuing education opportunities

Required Personal Abilities

  • Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy
  • Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
  • Is resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible and has the ability to motivate other
  • Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect
  • Is open to creative and innovative solutions
  • Communicates, clearly in both written and oral form
  • Listens well and seeks to understand

Salary & Benefits

Salary range begins at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience. A benefit package is included.

How to Apply
Send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to:

Darwin R. Barker Library, Attention Michelle Twichell

7 Day St.

Fredonia, NY 14063

Or to DRBLMA Secretary Michelle Twichell at:

Start date is June 1, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant should be prepared to start the position on June 1, 2021.


Posted 3/24/2021


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Buffalo History Museum

Assistant Librarian


The Assistant Librarian & Archivist provides metadata services of all kinds: cataloging, archival arrangement and description, online catalog maintenance; plus assistance fulfilling of the research needs of scholars, genealogists, historians, students, museum staff, the media, and the general public. The position is 40 hours/week, including alternating Saturdays, with the possibility of occasional evening shifts.


  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • One year of cataloging experience or satisfactory completion of advanced cataloging class
  • Desire to advance the mission of the Buffalo History Museum
  • Respect for the standards and protocols followed by accredited museums
  • Familiarity with OCLC, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH, RDA, DACS, EAD, and LC classification
  • Experience developing original records in OCLC for a variety of media
  • Training and/or experience in archival arrangement and description
  • Fluency with the Microsoft Office suite and Google products & services
  • Warm and welcoming approach to staff and the public
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to tolerate moderate physical demands, including shifting books and boxes, lifting boxes weighing up to 30 lbs, climbing stairs, and using ladders to retrieve and reshelve library materials
  • Ability to function smoothly in a sometimes hectic environment
  • Available on alternating Saturdays


  • Previous library, museum, archive, or gallery experience
  • Experience with hosted online library catalogs
  • Supervisory experience with volunteers, interns, or support staff
  • Familiarity with ContentDM
  • Knowledge of major individuals, places, things, and events in Buffalo history
  • Comfort with occasional speaking engagements, such as presentations on library collections, bibliographic instruction, or research techniques


  • Original and copy cataloging in OCLC of monographs, serials, manuscript collections, image collections, rare books, audiovisual media, and occasional 3D objects
  • Add catalog records to online public catalog (FRANK), editing & correcting records as needed
  • Maintain online public access catalog (FRANK)
  • Arrange and describe manuscript collections & institutional archives
  • Assist with accessioning and deaccessioning processes
  • Assist with digital projects, including scanning orders and maintenance of Picture Store
  • Provide courteous and accurate reference services for a variety of clientele in person and via telephone, email, video conferencing, and postal mail
  • Collect cataloging statistics
  • Supervise volunteers & interns when library director is absent
  • Perform collection retrievals and shelving
  • Other duties as assigned


  • To be assigned as needed

Instructions to applicants:

  • Submit your cover letter and resume as PDFs to:
  • Please use your surname + hyphen as a prefix for your attachments, such as Smith-Cover Letter; Smith-Resume. You may also combine your resume and cover letter into a single document and use Smith-Application.
  • Application deadline is April 14, 2021

Posted 3/23/2021

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Utica Library

Digital Services and Outreach Librarian (Full Time)

Utica Public Library (The Library) is looking to hire a new member of its Reference/Adult Services Department in an active and vibrant urban public library.  Prospective candidates should enjoy working with a diverse population and delivering high quality customer service with tact, courtesy and professionalism to all users of the library – both on-site and in the community.   


POSITION: Librarian (Full Time) – Reference/Adult Services Department


SUMMARY OF DUTIES (for a full description of the position, see:

  • Providing Reference service at the Reference Desk in person, by phone and e-mail
  • Providing a wide range of digital services, including computer/technology instruction in a variety of settings; web and social media content creation; engaging and cultivating virtual library users
  • Outreach duties including community programming, book group facilitation, and creation of promotional materials for The Library
  • Collection Maintenance and Development of circulating and reference collections
  • Statistics and Record Keeping
  • Instructing in formal and informal settings on the use of library materials, computers, and technology
  • Participating in outreach events outside The Library
  • Attend conferences, workshops and seminars to continue professional development
  • Serve on committees and working groups as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


37.5 hours per week; combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours


PAY RANGE: $39,840 to $42,061 Annually, Depending on qualifications


BENEFITS: Health/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, New York State Retirement, Paid Family Leave, EAP, NYS Mandated Disability Insurance



MLS/MSIS or equivalent from an ALA Accredited Library School

NYS Public Librarian's Certificate (Spring 2021 graduates are encouraged to apply, but must produce certification within three months of hire)

Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues

Commitment to customer-centered, quality public library service

Excellent communication skills


HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, graduate transcript, an example(s) of social media content created, and contact information for 3 professional references via e-mail ONLY to:


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the close of business Thursday, April 1, 2021.


Posted 3/18/2021


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Rose Memorial Library

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Rose Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic library leader who will embrace a construction project, has a passion for strategic planning, and can communicate effectively and positively with staff, community members, and groups. The successful candidate will continue to grow and expand new services and programs for its 15,000+ residents in a world that continues to change. The prosperous candidate will have experienced effective grant writing and sought out diverse sources of revenue. 

The Rose Memorial Library is located in the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County, New York, north of Haverstraw, east and south of Orange County, New York, and west of the Hudson River Westchester County. The Rose Memorial is an Association Library, made of four full-time and eight part-time employees and five Board members. The annual budget is around $495,000.

Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional experience with demonstrated project management expertise. Essential traits include, but are not limited to, strong emotional intelligence skills; excellent communication skills that inspire and motivate; ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders; strong public speaking skills; and knowledge of library "best practices" and technology.


Compensation. The salary starts at $75,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to Carole Stewart Gomez, In the subject line, please include "Library Director Position."

Posted 3/15/20201

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