Job Description

JOB TITLE:                              Director of Library Services

REPORTS TO:                         Middletown Library Board of Directors


Assure the efficient operations of the Middletown Public Library in accordance with policies as determined by the Library Board of Directors.


  1. Library Use and Management:

    Assure adequate publicity regarding library activities; respond as deemed necessary to complaints regarding library services.  Prepare and submit reports to other agencies as required; maintain knowledge of local, state and national affairs that affect library operations.  Share monthly collection statistics with Library Board. 

  1. Collection Development: 

     Directly oversee the selection, ordering, cataloging and classifying of all library materials in order to maintain a balanced collection; coordinate, perform and/or supervise performance of activities related to microfilming, semi-annual book sales, children’s programs, interlibrary procedures, including interlibrary loans, and library reference services.

  1. Staff Management: 

     Recruit, interview, recommend for hire and assign library services employees, both paid and volunteer; assure availability of necessary personnel, materials and equipment to perform work required of said employees; administer personnel matters for said employees in accordance with the Personnel Manual and other applicable policies; supervise activities as deemed necessary.  Conduct regular meetings with staff and volunteers for training and informational purposes

  1. Budget:

     Maintain expenditures under his/her managerial control within established budget limits; make annual budget recommendations; make necessary purchases in accordance with budget guidelines; maintain check on library facilities to insure safety, comfort and attractiveness; account for all assigned materials and equipment; maintain accurate and complete records as necessary to account for the same.

  1. Library Use:

     Inform the Board of Directors of activities under his/her managerial in a monthly report to be shared at the monthly board meeting; recommend to the Board methods to improve efficient operations in the library; cooperate and coordinate work activities as necessary with other Borough management personnel.

      6.  Professional Awareness:

     Maintains adequate knowledge of current library science practices; communicates with other professionals in the library science field; attends professional development opportunities that enhance skills and/or library services; sets an excellent example of professional conduct, high principles and work-ethic.

      7.  Maintenance of Physical Plant:

     Oversees the adequate maintenance of the building and grounds; works with the borough    to schedule and complete needed repairs/work.


  1. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience as a library director or equivalent position.
  3. Proven skills in the efficient use and assignment of resources to assure completion of library needs and work schedules.
  4. Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities and provide adequate follow-up to maintain day-to-day operations.
  5. Ability to effectively deal with the public in a professional manner.
  6. Experience with researching, writing and obtaining grants.
  7. Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing; both internally and externally


This is a full-time salaried position of 40 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience.   

Background checks and clearances required.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and professional references to Deb Weaver, Library Board President: