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Library Director, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Dedham is a town of 25,000 residents with a rich history, on the southwest border of Boston.

The Dedham Public Library is an innovative, responsive and heavily utilized public service organization, deeply committed to providing free and equitable access for all, while delivering a high level of customer service and an outstanding patron experience.

The Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to continue the library's drive to become one of the leading libraries in the Commonwealth.

The Main Library and Endicott Branch circulated 110,151 items, a 10.7% increase over the prior
year and saw attendance at library sponsored programs increase dramatically.

Duties: The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 18.45 FTE and
oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,450,000.

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, municipal officials and collaborate with the
Friends and Dedham Library Innovation Team. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA
accredited program in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible public
library experience, at least one of which must be in a supervisory capacity. 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 municipal officials. For the complete job description, please go to

Salary: $$92,000-$110,000, depending on qualifications, with outstanding benefits package.
Application Requirements: Cover letter and resume should be sent to recruiting@dedham- no later than June 20, 2019.

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