Immediate Opening:   Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street, Schagticoke, NY 12154

The Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, a small rural free association library located in northern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, independent individual with an entrepreneurial spirit for the position of Library Director. The Library serves the Village of Schagticoke (pop. 650) and the surrounding area and is supported by an annual budget of approximately $40,000.   This is a part-time position that will be scheduled to work 25 hours per week.  The Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the library and its staff and volunteers; the development and implementation of library programs with emphasis on youth services; and fostering strong relationships between the library and the community.   The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees.

The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Experience in library programming, community outreach, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management are also highly desirable.  Library collection development, fund-raising, and grant writing skills will be considered a plus.  Preference will be given to the candidate with a degree in library science or a related field, but individuals with relevant experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.  The compensation package for this position equals $17,500 and includes an apartment on the second floor of the library building (including all utilities) along with a salary of $500 per month.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Search Committee at the above address or on-line to mpudiak@nycap.rr.com.  Applications are due by January 7, 2012.  All questions regarding the application process should be addressed to the above e-mail address.

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