Willimantic Public Library
Position Overview back to top
Willimantic, CT, is a small city located within the town of Windham (pop. 25,000). It is a diverse and lively community with many amenities, including a farmer’s market, food coop, coffee shops, art galleries, and a range of restaurants. Willimantic is also home to Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut in Storrs is only a few miles away.
The Town of Windham seeks an energetic, creative Director for its newly renovated Willimantic Public Library. The Library Director plans and directs informational, educational, and cultural services; oversees the care and maintenance of the library building, its equipment, and systems; and formulates library policies and initiatives for review by the Library Board of Directors and Town Manager. The Director is responsible for development of the library’s budget, oversees its collections, determines technological needs, and maintains cordial relations with patrons and community partners.
Qualifications back to top
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible library work, including five (5) years in the supervision of a public library department or as director of a smaller public library. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. A strong background in children’s programming and bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable, as are experience in strategic planning, grant writing, and innovative programming for all ages.
Salary/Other Information back to top
This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk); the salary range is $71,970 - $87,082.