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Library Director, East Providence Public Library, RI



  • Lead the Library first and foremost with dedication to excellent customer service
  • Advance Library services with adaptability and creativity, responding positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics
  • Facilitate and maintain close relations with the Mayor and all levels of City
  • Government, the Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the East Providence
  • Public Library, and the East Providence Library Foundation
  • Develop and oversee the annual budget, including preparing and making effective presentations
  • Be accountable for the direction and success of Library programs accomplished through others
  • Display extensive judgment and ingenuity developing and interpreting Library policies with the Library Board and determining how they should be applied
  • Create welcoming Library spaces where diverse ideas and perspectives that sustain an open and inclusive civil society can be expressed safely
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to specific equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Possess the ability to act as a consensus builder and work collaboratively with the
  • Library Board, staff and community
  • Exhibit political savvy with well-developed prowess at building and strengthening relationships
  • See the “big picture” and follow through with plans
  • Maintain intellectual curiosity and openness to new ideas coupled with good business sense
  • Work closely with the Mayor and City Departments to maintain and improve Library buildings, planning for healthy indoor and outdoor spaces to engage the community

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a University or College accredited by The American Library Association.
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional public library experience including library management and direct supervision of others or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to the Mayor, City
  • Council, Library Board, staff, and all library constituents
  • Ability to make sound decisions grounded in experience, intuition, research, analysis and fact finding.

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