Westfield Memorial Library
Director of the Westfield Memorial Library
The Westfield Memorial Library (NJ) Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, action-oriented library professional to lead our vibrant public library. The new director will have a unique opportunity to lead the Westfield Memorial Library into the future with evolving plans for reimagining and modernizing the library facility. The Library’s recently completed strategic plan “Inspire, Connect and Engage,” provides a roadmap for the library’s transformation, defining a continued commitment to community engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continuous improvement.
The Director will lead staff, collaborate with the Board of Trustees, Town Council, School Board, community organizations and other stakeholders to bring their high-energy leadership to help fulfill the library’s mission to “connect and engage all residents to make Westfield a better place to live.” The director should be knowledgeable about technology and its use in libraries and be able to manage a facility and staff of 46 FT, PT and pages, with an annual budget of $2.7 million. The successful candidate will also have experience with private fundraising and collaborate closely with the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library and the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation.
The Westfield Memorial Library is at the center of our community of 30,000 people and enjoys town-wide support. The Library offers a wide variety of popular programs and services including a diverse collection, outstanding early literacy programs and technology training provided by a dedicated and talented staff team.
The Town of Westfield, New Jersey is often high on lists of best places to live in NJ and in the US. https://patch.com/new-jersey/westfield/westfield-named-among-america-s-best-places-live-new-list. Within 20 miles of NYC with easy bus or train connections, in the center of Union County, Westfield offers excellent schools, nine parks, a community pool, a community theater, and a bustling downtown of many local and national retailers and restaurants.
Starting salary is up to 120k depending on experience. Benefits support health and wellness choices and the library provides comprehensive health coverage, paid vacation time, a retirement plan, and pre-tax spending accounts.
An ALA accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science is required as well as eligibility for a NJ State Public Librarian Certification. Experience in public or academic library leadership, administration and management is preferred, in conjunction with a minimum of six-years’ experience working in a library. The director is required to be a NJ resident within one year of employment.
For consideration, please send/email cover letter, resume and three references to: [email protected] Questions and inquiries may be addressed to Alan Burger at [email protected] or Leslie Burger at [email protected].
Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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