Library Director, East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, NJ
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 09:45 PM

This is a Director position and requires a commitment to a full time schedule that can include nights and weekends. The Library Director plans, organizes and directs all library services; coordinates work with the Board of Trustees and other public libraries; maintains records and files; and prepares reports. East Brunswick Public Library, a top-rated library in the State of New Jersey, sits at the heart of Middlesex County, in Central New Jersey. It services a community of approximately 50,000 residents with a collection of 152,000 volumes, an annual circulation of 662,000 items and a staff of 68 employees. Located in the center of town, the library is an active member of the community, enjoying the mutual support of local businesses and working closely with the local top-rated public schools. We provide our diverse community with a wide array of literary, cultural, historical, educational, and social resources through personal service and innovative programs. Located close to several of the New Jersey Healthcare Systems, East Brunswick sits at the center of the regions medical and biomedical corridor. Our “Just for the Health of It” health information hub, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has garnered state and national recognition.

When you join our team, you will have the support of friendly and highly qualified staff and a welcoming Board, making for a very pleasant work atmosphere. Portions of the library were updated in 2017, and the library intends to apply for the second round of NJ Construction Bond funding. This renovation will concentrate on the Children’s and Teen spaces.

This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of public library and general management principles, methods, materials, practices, and public library finance; library procedures and problems; the ability to analyze library service needs and participate effectively in solving them; an ability to execute a library public relations and marketing program; plan and supervise the work of large and diverse staff; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, government officials, staff, customers, and the general public.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and extensive library experience, including extensive supervisory experience. Candidates must possess a certificate as a Librarian issued by the State of New Jersey. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be received by April 18 by 5pm.

Application forms are available in the Administration Office at the Library and on the Library website at https://ilove.ebpl.org/sites/default/files/employment-application.pdf Send resume, cover letter and application to [email protected], or Ms. Nicole Tibbetts, Chair of the Board of Trustees Personnel Committee, East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes

Job Focus:
Administration/Management