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Library Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Institution: BACON FREE LIBRARY

58 Eliot St Natick MA 01760

Position: Library Director

Duties/Description: The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director. Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens.

The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

With the support of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, part-time staff and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including collection management, coordinating adult programs, management of library staff and maintaining of budget and financial records.

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. The director is also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library.

The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network. The director oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. The director supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process. To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have direct library operations experience and possess an MLS from an accredited ALA program.

The candidate also will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library, including relationships with other area organizations.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services, as well as relate well to patrons.

Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Fundraising or development experience is preferred.

Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions.

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: $60 to $105 K for 36 Hours a week depending on education and experience with a generous benefit package.

Closing Date: January 12, 2018

Apply:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia Director of Human Resources rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

And:

bfl@minlib.net (with Application for Library Director in the subject line)

Posted: December 6, 2017

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