Thursday, February 26, 2015

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford. Babcock Library is the municipal Library for the Town of Ashford, Connecticut ( The Library has a staff of 1 full time and 6 part-time employees, and is overseen by an elected Board of Trustees. The Library Director traditionally enjoys a high degree of autonomy. Description: The Babcock Library is a rural municipal Library of 4000 sq. ft. There is also access to a 2000 sq. ft. hall in the building. The Library Director position is full-time, 37 hour position and may include some nights. There will also be other occasions during which the Library Director should be present, most notably at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting, and at various Town or Library events and meetings. Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree and two years of library supervisor experience as Director or Assistant Director. An MLS is preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates who are close to completing their MLS studies. Personality and people skills are a must. Additional requirements include computer expertise, experience with cataloging and materials evaluation, program planning, budget development, and grant writing. Experience with Destiny, a Follett ILS, is a plus. The staff is small, so flexibility and the ability to "multi-task" are important. Salary, Benefits, etc: The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience, but in the $30K - $40K range. The town does provide optional medical benefits (which may require some employee contribution). The position includes two weeks vacation after completion of the first year. Successful candidate to begin as soon as possible. Contact: Please email resume with cover letter no later than 6 PM, Friday March 20, 2015 to:, or mail to Gerald Nagy, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT 06278.