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Library Director, Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon, CT


Jonathan Trumbull Library, located on the historic Lebanon Green, is seeking an energetic Library Director to lead our vibrant team in a beautiful, newly-renovated building. The Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the library.

Full job description:

Main responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the library 
  • Recommend, plan, and direct the goals, objectives, and operations of the library
  • Oversee public relations to inform the public of library resources and promote the library
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, officials, and organizations
  • Stay current with library trends via consortia and other professional organizations
  • Prepare and manage all aspects of the budget 
  • Develop and maintain library collection
  • Manage personnel: training, hiring, performance management, work assignments, and schedules
  • Supports and facilitates the work of the Friends of the Library
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional Saturdays.

Key Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three years of library administrative experience and at least one year in a supervisory capacity
  • Minimum two years experience with budget management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and cloud-based software
  • Knowledge of web development, social media platforms 
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new services
  • Have an open-door policy for both staff and patrons

Salary and Benefits

Salary range $62,000-$73,000, depending on experience. Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, pension, paid holidays and sick time.

Application Process

Interested applicants should email a completed application, letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: [email protected] (Subject Line: Search Committee/Director of the Jonathan Trumbull Library). Position open until filled. Resumes received by April 10, 2023, will receive first consideration. The Town of Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).