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Library Director, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Woburn Public Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to become their next Library Director. Woburn is a City of 38,000 residents with a rich history located nine miles and a short drive from downtown Boston.

In March the complete restoration of the historic H.H. Richardson building will be completed, and with a magnificent 30,000 sq. ft. addition, begin to serve the needs of library users. The new library will feature a Teen Room, Makerspace, greatly expanded meeting and study spaces, and provide a fabulous platform from which services can grow to meet the unique needs of this community.


The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 20 and oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,330,000.  

Other duties include the planning, management, and administration of all library functions.  These include, among other responsibilities, the preparation of the library budget, supervision of all staff, working with the library's Board of Trustees, and cooperating with the Friends and Foundation groups. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.


Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible library experience.  Candidates will exhibit proven leadership capability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and competence in financial management. Candidates should have a thorough familiarity with public library principles, practices, and procedures and be skilled in researching and managing all aspects of library services. Finally, the candidate should have an ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, library patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and City officials. 


$100,972, plus educational stipend and full municipal benefits

How to Apply

Cover letter and resume should be sent to no later than January 31, 2019.


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