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Library Director, Hamden Public Library, Hamden, CT


The Civil Service Commission announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Library Director. This recruitment is open to the general public until Friday, July 12, 2019.

The Town of Hamden and the Hamden Library Board is looking to recruit a dynamic leader as its
Library Director. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record for establishing
innovative and creative programming in response to community needs as well as possess proven
abilities in strategic planning and community relations.

The Hamden Public Library is the primary community resource for self-education, civic engagement and educational enrichment for a rapidly growing, diverse population of residents.


The Library Director is responsible for the administration and management of all library functions
within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Hamden Library Board. The Director
provides leadership within the library system and serves as the official representative of the library.

The Library Director works under the direct supervision of the Mayor as a Town Department Head. The Director works in cooperation with other Town officials and must maintain effective working relationships with both community agencies and the Hamden Board of Education, as well as volunteers and the general public.

The Director plans and administers all library functions and supervises a total of 40 staff members for the central library and the two library branches with the assistance of the associate library director, branch librarians and department managers.

The preferred candidate musts have a Master's degree in Library Sciences or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and ten (10) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, with at least seven (7) years in a supervisory capacity.

To Apply:

Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 - 4:30 PM daily and on the Town of Hamden website at

Closing date: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 P.M.

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