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Library Director, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Hudson Public Library Job Posting

Job: Library Director

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Duties/Description: Due to an impending retirement, the Town of Hudson is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and experienced full time Library Director to work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, and public officials. A visionary and innovative approach to library service along with patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor, as well as the willingness to actively involve the library in community affairs are requisites.

The Town of Hudson, population of 19,063, is an economically developed suburb located in Middlesex County approximately 25 miles west of Boston and 18 miles east of Worcester near the interchange of routes 495 and 290. Other significant roadways traversing the Town include Routes 85 and 62, which connect to Routes 117, 20 and 27 in adjacent communities.

Requirements: A Masters degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited library school, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including management and supervisory experience. The candidate should be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision as well as extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work. It is preferred that the new library director be a strong team-builder with experience in a union environment; an articulate advocate for library services and able to advance library goals with creative use of limited resources. In addition, the new director must have a strong customer service focus to ensure our patrons receive the help and support they deserve, as well as knowledge of library trends including emerging technologies and electronic resources and be fluent with library and office technology.

Hours: This 37.5 hour full‑time position is available February 2019.

Salary: The Library Director is a grade level M-7 on the Town's Management Pay Scale, with a salary range of $63,534 to $83,605 in eight steps. 

Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references via postal mail or email.  

Postal mail to: Deborah Backman, Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749; or submit via e-mail to: If selected for an interview, a transcript or a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will be requested.

Response DeadlineDecember 29, 2018

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