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Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library, West Bridgewater, MA

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed.  Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

Major Duties: This is a 35-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director's absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision. This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training. The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community. There will be other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years public library experience
  • Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
  • Strong organizational skills and public service experience
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
  • Customer Service skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks.  Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Salary: $45,000 - $58,000 based on experience 

Education: MLS

Closing Date: December 21, 2017

Contact: Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos

West Bridgewater Public Library

80 Howard Street

West Bridgewater, MA   02379        508-894-1255

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