Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Library Director—Mystic and Noank Library

The Board of Directors of the Mystic and Noank Library (Mystic, Connecticut) seeks a dynamic, energetic and experienced leader/director with a strong commitment to quality public library service.  Excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for public library services, a vision for the future, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, proven financial management, and ability to work with a small but dedicated staff.  Located in the historic beautiful shoreline community of Mystic, Connecticut, the area offers an excellent variety of recreational and cultural activities. 

The Mystic and Noank Library (40 Library Street, Mystic, CT 06355; 860.536.7721; is an association library serving the residents of Mystic, Noank, Groton, and Stonington, Connecticut.  It has a budget of over $500,000, partially funded by local municipalities.  Facilities include a 10,000 square foot historic library building and grounds.  Dedicated staff of 13 includes full and part time professionals.  Centrally located in downtown Mystic, the Library has a dedicated Friends group, innovative programming for the community, outreach to local schools and assisted living facilities and strong community support.

Minimum Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program with 10 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience including a broad background in finance, personnel, advancement, technology, administration and operations.  Demonstrated ability in administration of an automated library system, financial planning, program development, personnel administration and community and intergovernmental relations.

Preferred Qualifications: Three years as Director of a public library.  Experience in maintenance or renovation of a historic public library facility.  Experience in development activities for external fund-raising.

Salary range TBD commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.  Target dates:  Applications will be reviewed as received, early deadline for applications: June 19, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send letter of application, resume, and names/contacts of five references electronically to  All questions/inquiries are welcome via e-mail.  The references of candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted personally by the selection committee.