Library Director, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Town of Monroe – The Town of Monroe is seeking a dynamic and creative professional with strong leadership skills to serve as Library Director at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.
Monroe is a charming town of 20,000 in eastern Fairfield County with an excellent school system and a variety of recreational facilities. Located next to the Town Hall, the library is a vibrant community center with a fully equipped makerspace, a self-serve café, and a newly renovated Teen Space.
The Library Director is responsible for planning, managing, and overseeing all aspects of the library and its operations. We are looking for someone who is passionate about books and reading, and dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for every member of the community. To that end, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about outreach and committed to expanding and adapting services to meet the changing needs of the town.
The person in this position works with other municipal departments and schools, community leaders, and local organizations to develop relevant services. Responsibilities include managing an $865K operating budget, supervising a dedicated staff (12.78 FTE), and coordinating with Town departments to maintain a 32,000 square foot building. This position reports to the First Selectman and confers with the Library Board of Trustees.
Minimum required qualifications: an MLS or MLIS from an accredited institution, plus 7 years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library, including 5 years of supervisory experience.
For a complete description of responsibilities and requirements, view the Job Description. To apply, complete Town of Monroe employment application and submit cover letter and resume at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources. Deadline for applications is May 28, 2021
Date Posted: 05/10/2021
Closing Date: 05/28/2021