Assistant Director

West Bridgewater Public Library

Full Time Assistant Director


The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic
Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.
The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation,
Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to
assist when needed. Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

This is a 40-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the
Library Director’s absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and
supervision.   This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection
development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and
week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at
the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects,
and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in
maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting
staff training.  The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the
community.  There will be other duties as assigned.


• Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
• Minimum three (3) years public library experience
• Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
• Strong organizational skills and public service experience 
• Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
• Customer Service skills
• Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be
limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to
move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger
motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional
weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks. Communicate effectively with others, orally
and in writing.

Education Required: MLS

Salary: $58,000 - $62,000 based on experience

Closing Date: January 21, 2020

Contact Information: 

Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos
West Bridgewater Public Library
80 Howard Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379 508-894-1255

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