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Assistant Director, Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA


The Whitman Public Library is a small public library in a welcoming community approximately 40 minutes south of Boston. We welcome enthusiastic and friendly candidates to apply for the position of
Assistant Library Director at our small but busy library.

The Assistant Director will oversee all aspects of library services for adults including; technology assistance, reference services, bibliographic instruction, collection development of adult materials and resources, and the development and implementation of adult programming.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working directly with the public and assisting them with all information needs. A good sense of humor, the ability to multitask, and a willingness to perform hands on library work is essential to the position.

Additionally the Assistant Director is responsible for the daily operations of the library in the absence of the Director, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, physical operations, andother issues that may arise.

This position has a typical work week of 35 hours though additional hours may be required from time to time. One evening shift per week and roughly one – two Saturdays a month is required along with attendance at special meetings and programs.

Complete description of the position is available upon request. Salary is $52,253 plus town benefits. Vacation, sick, and personal time as determined by trustees.


  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.
  • 2-3 years of public library experience preferred.
  • Experience in reference services, including resources and techniques.
  • Comfort with emerging technology.
  • Programming experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates who are interested in the position should apply to the director at the address listed below (email preferred). Please include in your application a cover letter and resume. The closing date is September 14, 2020.

Marcie Walsh-O’Connor, Director
Whitman Public Library
100 Webster Street
Whitman, MA 02382
[email protected]