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Assistant Director, Acton Memorial Library, Acton, MA

The Town of Acton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director at Acton Memorial Library, reporting to the Library Director. 

Duties: Oversee all collection development including the allotment and spending of the materials budget. Perform materials selection and collection maintenance for significant portions of the collection. Seek and assess new trends in library resources and services, especially in technology. Perform outreach to seniors, immigrants, and other target groups, including public speaking. Collaborate with other Town departments or community/area organizations working with the same groups. Schedule and run staff meetings. Develop and oversee delivery to the homebound through the use of volunteers. Coordinate programs and displays. Participate in the development of publicity, especially social media. Approve vacation schedules across all library departments and coordinate coverage as needed. Assist in the preparation of state aid reports. May advise Senior Librarians and other supervisors on training, supervision, or written staff evaluations. Participate in the selection and interview of candidates for professional positions, and for other positions on request. Work with the Director and department heads within the library to consider future direction. Assist the Director in budget development and presentation. Work with library-related groups. Represent the library at meetings, including standing in for the Director at Minuteman Library Network Membership Meetings and Library Board of Trustee meetings. In charge during the Director's absence. Book meeting rooms in the absence of the Administrative Assistant and Director. Fill in on public service desks as needed, including: answering library users' questions and assists them in finding needed information and materials and in computer use; explaining library policies and procedures to the public; performing basic computer troubleshooting as the need arises. Performs other tasks requiring similar levels of skill and responsibility.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science plus the equivalent of 5 years of full time progressively responsible professional public library experience in a high volume, fully-automated library; of which 3 years of collection development experience across a range of subjects, genres, and formats; of which 3 years of supervisory experience, preferably including supervision of professional staff (these years may be concurrent with each other and with the 5 years of professional public library experience); experience in programming; demonstrated communications, organizational and public service skills; experience working with a multicultural community and staff; experience in personnel evaluation; experience in the production of flyers, handouts, and other publicity.

Special Requirements: Work schedule includes one night a week and one Saturday in three; additional evenings or weekend days as needed. Ability to travel to other sites in Acton, the Network's Central Site in Natick, and other locations.

Preferred Qualifications: 3 years administrative experience, including financial record-keeping (these years may be concurrent with the experience required above); additional years of experience in collection development; experience as an assistant director in a public library; experience in personnel matters, including selection; experience working with community groups; experience with RFID; experience in policy and grant writing; fluency in Chinese, Russian, or Portuguese (Brazilian dialect).


Pay RangeI-14 $73,636.51 - $96,078.96 10 steps; hiring range: $73,636.51 - $80,464.62


To ApplySubmit resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720. Or e-mail to Acton is an EOE.


Deadline: July 29, 2018

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