Friday, November 20, 2015

Library Director

Brainerd Memorial Library,Haddam, CTThe Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to fill the position of Library Director. The Library is located in the scenic town of Haddam, serving a population of 8,366. The successful candidate will be charged with exploring the future of the Library’s services, in relation to the changing needs of the community, and become a community leader. The director reports to and is advised by the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to: all day-to-day operations, community outreach, library policy recommendation and implementation, and supervision of all personnel (10 part-time employees) and volunteers. The director prepares and manages the budgets, and controls expenditures within the constraints of the approved budgets. This position is responsible for development, repair, and maintenance of the physical property. The director is responsible for fundraising and securing the Library’s long-term financial support. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university preferred plus five years of public library experience. Comparable experiences will be considered. A broad understanding of library services. Knowledge of library organization, technology, administrative, and financial procedures. Excellent communications, interpersonal and technology skills. Ability to work effectively with the general public, Library trustees, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations.Excellent leadership skills with the ability to supervise and motivate Library personnel and volunteers.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health and retirement benefits are available. Application is available at To apply, please complete the application and submit it along with a cover letter and resume to Sue Staehly, Interim Director, Brainerd Memorial Library, P.O. Box 8, Haddam, CT 06438. Application package must be received by December 11, 2015.