Library Director, Mount Morris Library - Mount Morris, NY
Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Permalink

Position Available:  Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Mt. Morris Library seeks a community-oriented director motivated to lead the library into the future.

Mt. Morris Community

The Village of Mt. Morris is located at the northeastern entrance to Letchworth State Park and runs along the Genesee Valley.  The community has numerous organizations that provide opportunities for community involvement.  Mt. Morris is experiencing a period of socioeconomic growth, which includes a proposed library expansion project.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs
  • Administers board-approved policies concerning internal and external library operations
  • Supervises and manages library staff and volunteers
  • Assists in the development and execution of the Annual Budget
  • Maintains and purchases materials and equipment; conducts appropriate collection development practices
  • Attends and delivers reports at Board of Trustee meetings
  • Supervises maintenance of library facility, equipment, and furnishings
  • Partners with community groups and town officials to implement library services
  • Presents library information to funding agencies; seeks grants as appropriate; and performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree with related experience preferred; Two years of academic study or associate degree is minimum. Experience in management of a public library preferred, but not required.


Starting Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Our ideal Library Director candidate should have:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with related experience preferred; two years of academic study or Associate’s Degree is minimum
  2. General knowledge of library administrative practice including personnel and financial management
  3. General knowledge of modern library organization, procedures, policies, aims and services
  4. General knowledge of laws and regulations for New York State Libraries
  5. Thorough knowledge of the application of computer technology and social media to library services
  6. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information through multiple media
  7. Professional demeanor that promotes confidence from staff, Board, and community stakeholders
  8. Knowledge of public library ethics, philosophies, and principles to guide recommendations and decision-making in a wide range of circumstances
  9. Strong customer service skills and ability to promote positive customer experiences in a diverse community
  10. Ability to work effectively with community organizations
  11. Demonstrated respect for the diversity of staff and patrons
  12. Ability to handle confidential matters in a discreet manner
  13. Willingness to work evenings and weekend hours and travel to meetings when necessary
  14. Demonstrated digital/technical proficiency consistent with current business and public library requirements
  15. Demonstrated ability to use information technology/knowledge to benefit the Library and its patrons
  16. Valid driver’s license


Instructions to Applicants

Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) in PDF format by December 30, 2022 to