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Library Director, Killingworth Library Association, Killingworth, CT

Job Posting for Library Director Position

Killingworth Library Association is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to working with staff and volunteers to provide outstanding library support and services to our patrons and the community. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, communicator, visionary, team builder and patron supporter.

Position Overview: Plan, organize, and administer the comprehensive operations of a friendly, relaxed community library with a unique history of volunteer involvement, community support and town cooperation. The Library Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for daily management of the library, which involves coordinating and supervising day-to-day operations of the building, materials, library staff and volunteers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead by example in promoting a friendly, welcoming, patron-first culture.
  • Administer personnel policies and patron service standards, including but not limited to: recruitment, supervision, evaluation, scheduling and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee maintenance of library building, equipment and facilities.
  • Schedule and lead monthly staff meetings with full and part-time staff to encourage input and identify areas for improvement.
  • Attend monthly meetings with library Board of Directors.
  • Administer adopted Library budget and work with treasurer to account for funds spent. Collaborate with finance committee on annual budget development.
  • Administer, supervise, and perform library tasks to provide valued adult, children's, and circulation services, as well as events, display case and facilities management.
  • Confer with the library's Board of Directors as needed on policies, programs and long-range planning.
  • Work with staff (and confer with staff responsible for interlibrary loan activities) to develop, maintain and expand collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluate collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Review professional journals and other sources.  
  • Assess interests, needs, and expectations of the community by talking with patrons, assisting them, and spending some time staffing the circulation desk.
  • Collaborate with assistant library director and designated board member to ensure a strong online and social media presence.
  • Develop and/or approve displays and special functions to extend library services and facilities to the community.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the State Library and Library Board upon request.
  • Participate in professional library organizations, conferences and workshops to remain current on developments in library science, administration, and training.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with competitive benefits. Salary range is $60,000 - $67,000. Submit letter of interest, resume to: Alison Karam, President, Killingworth Library Assn., P.O. Box 725, Killingworth, CT 06419. Position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: Degree in library services (MLS preferred), with a minimum of five years in public library work, experience supervising staff and overseeing library operations, or any equivalent combination of education and training.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and facility management. Ability to hire, manage, schedule and train professional staff and desk volunteers. Superior communication, interpersonal and team building skills. Fiscally responsible. Knowledge of present public library trends and technologies. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Ability to interpret user needs to provide valued support and information. Ability to interact courteously with staff, volunteers, and general public and maintain good will.

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