Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, RI
The Barrington Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, forward-thinking individual to serve as Library Director.
The library serves the 16,000 residents of Barrington and has the second highest per capita use of any public library in Rhode Island. The first floor of the library was completely renovated 10 years ago, and the second floor is presently being renovated with an expected completion date of June, 2017. Barrington Public Library presents programs for all ages and has a dedicated staff of 15 full time employees, approximately 15 part time employees and volunteers. The active Friends of the Barrington Public Library provide funds to help support public programming, equipment and computer needs and library materials.
Working under the direction of the Board of Trustees, and under the supervision of the Town Manager, the Library Director will be responsible for overall management of the library’s services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.
Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations. The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential. The ideal candidate will be a tireless advocate for public libraries, a superior communicator, public speaker, and community networker, and promote customer service in every aspect of the library.
Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management. Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The application review process begins on June 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Full job description available online at http://bit.ly/bpldirectordescr.
Please send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to:
MariAnne Oliveira, HR Director
Barrington Town Hall
283 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806