The Milton Public Library

Director Position

The Milton Public Library seeks a Director.
A four-year college degree is required.

Applicants must:

• Demonstrate a leadership background.
• Possess a willingness to work with a team and volunteers.
• Be able to work with the pubic.
• Experience in a non-profit organization is preferred.
• Minimum 2 years of grant writing experience required.
• Fundraising experience is preferred.
• Library experience or library science credits are helpful.

This position is full time, salaried, 40 hours a week with Saturdays as required. To apply please email a letter of application and references to: director@miltonpalibrary.org

Library Director – Position Description

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the library operations and functions.

  • Advocating for the library at all times.
  • Meeting requirements of the Library Board.
  • Meeting requirements of the community.
  • Meeting requirements of the staff.
  • Meeting requirements of local and state government.

Duties:

Board Relations:

  • Organize and plan agendas for the board meeting, consulting with the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Distribute agendas and all needed support materials and notify Board members of all meetings.
  • Attend all Board or committee meetings.
  • Prepare regular weekly or bi-weekly reports apprising the Board of significant activities, events, problems and concerns.

Planning:

  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to the needs of the community.
  • Evaluate future needs for library services and resources to meet those needs.
  • Evaluate and administer library programs for adults, youth and children’s services at the library.
  • Help the Board prepare long-term plans for the library.

Finance:

  • Help the Board to prepare an annual budget for consideration and adoption.
  • Supervise, with assistance of the Board, expenditures of the library funds.
  • Help prepare bills for approval by the Board for and in between monthly Board meetings.
  • Help prepare monthly and yearly financial reports.
  • With assistance from the Board, attend Township and Borough meetings once a quarter to keep the Townships and Borough apprised as to the functions of the library.
  • Prepare an annual review of all library insurance policies.

Personnel:

  • Classification of staff positions and periodic revision of job descriptions.
  • Scheduling, organizing and supervising work operations.
  • Responsible for employee hiring, firing and promotions.
  • Establishment of work rules and regulations.
  • Training and professional development of employees
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings to continue developing teamwork and planning for library programs and functions
  • Foster a positive work environment
  • Complete yearly job evaluations for all staff members

Public and Patron Relations:

  • Advocate for and promote the library.
  • Work with staff, board volunteers, Friends and library patrons as well as educational and literacy organizations.
  • Attend all library functions whenever possible by careful planning of library and personal calendar.
  • Work to establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, agencies, civic and community groups, the public and news media.
  • Work to establish effective communication through news releases, email, or print newsletters, our website and Facebook.
  • Represent the library and speak before community, civic and other groups regarding the objectives and activities of the library.
  • Participate as a member of civic and service organizations.
  • Monitor public perception of the library and its services.
  • Effectively address patron complaints and public criticism of the library.

Collections:

  • Supervise selection, acquisition and processing of library materials.
  • Supervise classification and weeding.
  • Supervise the recovery of fines and overdue materials.

Physical Facilities:

  • Supervise housekeeping, maintenance and repair of building and grounds
  • Supervise all recycling
  • Monitor the use and maintenance of all equipment

Professional Development:

  • Keep current in library trends.
  • Participate in and maintain membership in state and national library organizations.
  • Network with regional libraries.

Fundraising:

  • Help plan and participate in all fundraising drives.
  • Work with the Board and Friends to create and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Help with solicitations to community leaders and business for private and corporate donations.
  • Work with Board members to lead and participate in grant writing.

Contact Us

Milton Public Library
541 Broadway
Milton, PA 17847

Phone – 570.742.7111
Fax – 570.742.7137

Hours

Monday-Thursday
10:00-6:00
Friday
9:00-6:00
Saturday
10:00-2:00
Closed Sunday

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