Somerset Public Library
Full Time Library Director
Located in southeastern Massachusetts, fifty miles from Boston, fourteen miles from Providence, RI and about a one and one-half hour drive to mid Cape Cod, Somerset is a small suburban community (18,000) with a rich history and culture. For a closer look at our library, go to our website at somersetpubliclibrary.org and a look at our community go to our website at www.townofsomerset.org.
The Somerset Public Library is one of the most active and respected public libraries for its size/class in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Somerset Library is a community-focused institution where the needs of the public are highly valued.
We are searching for a creative, dedicated, community focused professional to continue our excellence as we move forward in providing our patrons and the public with standard and progressive library services for all ages and interests.
The successful candidate must be responsive to the needs of the Somerset community and teach and enable his or her staff to do the same.
The Somerset Library Director develops and administers library operations, supervises and coordinates the work of the library and the library staff, performs highly professional work in directing all library services, functions and resources in conformity with the policies established by the Library Board of Trustees and the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commission. The director works closely with the Friends of the Library.
To read the Library Director Job Description, go to http://www.somersetpubliclibrary.org/board-of-library-trustees.html.
Official Start as Director: April 1, 2018.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Candidate must have Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; a minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of library management/administrative experience, including library technology and a working familiarization of regional network activities, programs and services.
Education Required: Candidate must have Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
Salary: The newly adjusted salary ranges from $57,648,24 to $78,886.60 depending on education and experience. The Town offers a generous benefits package.
Closing Date: February 9, 2018
The candidate must return the application or seek further information by contacting David M. Cucinotta, Ed.D., Chairman of the Library Director Selection Committee c/o Personnel Director, Somerset Town Office, 140 Wood St., Somerset, MA 02726. Applications are to be submitted no later than January 5, 2018. Please also submit three (3) total personal / professional current references.