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Winchester Public Library is looking to hire an enthusiastic person to lead the Library as the social, educational, and cultural hub of our community. Working 20 hours per week, the Library Director serves as the Library’s primary public representative, performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planing, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating all aspects of library services.

Review of applications begins April 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send via email attachment a resume and cover letter referencing “Library Director” to: Rachel Borg, Library Board President, at: winchesterlibraryboard@gmail.com

The Winchester Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

HOURS: Part-time 20 hours a week (Monday- Friday with occasional Saturday and evening hours)

BENEFITS:

  • Holidays
  • Continuing education credits

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Graduate
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Experience working with the public
  • Library experience (preferred)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, and SKILLS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to lead a public library
  • Communication skills to effectively communicate ideas and information in both verbal and written form
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governing boards, local officials, city council, the general public, and community groups
  • Knowledge of public library philosophy, principles, and procedures
  • Ability to supervise staff and volunteers and delegate responsibility in an effective manner
  • Technical experience to read and comprehend technical, statistical, and financial information.
  • Experience maintaining and producing accurate reports.
  • Knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic information resources, including the Internet, and possession of computer troubleshooting skills
  • Computer and program knowledge and ability to utilize and manage an automated circulation system
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required
  • Establish and maintain proper priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work within a confidential environment
  • Ability to carry out the essential duties of the position as listed below

Essential Duties


Supervision
Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers in diversified library activities

  • Recruits, selects, and trains new personnel
  • Coordinates the continued training and development of staff members
  • Evaluates the performances of employees

Administration

  • Committed to excellence in customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize work for efficient use of time

Community Relations and Partnerships

  • Promotes and publicizes the Library in the community.
  • Attends appropriate meetings as the Library’s spokesperson
  • Creates and leads programming for all age groups.

Strategic Planning and Development

  • Attends monthly board meetings
  • Prepares and presents monthly board reports and library budget
  • Completes all mandatory reporting to NEKLS
  • Actively seeks grants, gifts, and other new sources of funding for the library

Library Resources and Technology

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources: print, non-print, and electronic
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office
  • The ability to maintain the library website and social media accounts
  • Knowledge of library automation
  • Responsible for the selection of library materials including books, media, computer programs and other materials
  • Supervises the purchase, utilization, and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services

Professional Growth and Development

  • Advises, consults, and confers with other libraries and professionals as needed
  • Attends conferences, workshops, webinars, and other trainings to learn about new trends, issues, products, and best practices