Library Director

Berkley Public Library

Full Time Library Director


Berkley is a scenic, rural town in Southeastern, MA with a population of approximately 7,000. Speckled with farms and woodland and bordered by the Taunton River, the town offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and bicycling. The library is a historic Carnegie building located on the picturesque Town Common.
The Library Director is responsible for the management and daily operation of the library including hiring and supervising library staff, and the development and implementation of library services and programs. Duties include providing outreach services; budgeting, financial records and grant writing, strategic planning; overseeing building maintenance and repairs, collection development and social media. Must provide excellent customer service to patrons and be willing to work in all areas of the library as needed. The Director works with the Trustees to develop policy. The successful candidate should be a positive representative of the library adept at developing community partnerships, positive public relations, and have a willingness to campaign for a future building project. The Director works collaboratively with the Library Trustees, Town Officials and the Friends of the Library.


Strong managerial, organizational and communication skills.
Be knowledgeable or willing to learn grant writing, strategic planning, preparation of annual budget and circulation.
Strong computer and internet skills with a fluency in new technologies.
Familiarity with eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, Facebook, online databases.
Excellent customer service skills.
Library or supervisory skills a plus.
Must hold or apply for a Certificate of Professional Librarianship.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to climb up and down stairs.
Able to sit, stand, walk, talk, see, hear, bend and reach.
Able to push a fully loaded book cart, carry several books weighing up to 10 pounds, able to lift boxes weighting up to 40 pounds.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree required. MLS or MLS candidate desirable.

Salary: $50,000 Annual plus benefits

Closing Date: January 24, 2020

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to or mail
to Carla Lyman, Berkley Public Library, 2 North Main Street, Berkley, MA 02779.

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