Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

Job Opportunities

LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION

The Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, New York, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Library Director. As a community that values education, we benefit from secure funding as a School District Public Library. The successful applicant must be able to provide management and leadership for the main library in Sidney and two branch facilities. The main building is a modern facility located in the Village of Sidney.

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018.

Highlights of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends an annual budget and administers expenditures of funds within budget constraints
  • Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing and facilities matters
  • Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the patrons and represent a judicious expenditure of funds
  • Determines staffing requirements and hires personnel; assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, establishes lines of authority and delegates work to library staff
  • Assures that the physical facilities, grounds and equipment are properly maintained, updated and safe for use
  • Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community
  • Represents the library in the community and governmental, organizational and professional affairs and activities

Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of three years of professional experience is desired.

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000-$62,000 commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package is included.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: David J. Dewey, Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, Sidney, New York 13838 or by email to si.jobs@4cls.org.

Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.