The Ogunquit Memorial Library seeks Library Director

Job Description
Position reports to: OML Board of Trustees

In keeping with the mission of the OML, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary for maintaining OML as a successful free public library. The Director will inspire a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all people at the library.

Duties and Responsibilities
Assumes all administrative functions for successful operation of the Ogunquit Memorial Library
Expects and cultivates excellent, effective, professional communication for OML whether written, verbal, or electronically via video, chat, or email
Drafts and recommends library policies to the Trustees for approval and discharges such approved policies
Directs the development and maintenance of the library collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, and other materials
Fosters a warm, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere in the OML for all people
Prepares regular reports as required for Maine State Library and to the Trustees (monthly)
Monitors library services and program utilization by the community and responds accordingly with future planning
Oversees building and grounds security and maintenance in collaboration with the Trustees
Purchases equipment and supplies
Oversees all technologies utilized in the library including but not limited to phones, printers, computer systems
Stays informed of current developments in professional library management and utilizes services of MSL, ALA, Southern Maine Library District, and other relevant organizations
Maintains local and state professional affiliations
Assists the Board of Trustees in long-term planning for the library
Seeks assistance from the President of the Board of Trustees as needed
Financial Operations
Understands the nature of the OML as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity which relies on an endowment and public funding
Prepares the annual operating budget in collaboration with the Board Treasurer and Trustees
Represents the library before Town Boards and the public when requesting funding during municipal budgeting
Administers and monitors expenditure of library funds to stay within approved budget
Works with Board Treasurer to review monthly reports and keep abreast of various funds and accounts
Identifies, pursues and supports all fundraising efforts through grant writing and the annual appeal in collaboration with the Board of Trustees
Prepares grant proposals for state agencies, foundations and other organizations to fund programs
Oversees proper accountability for specific grants and directed gifts
Communicates between Board, staff and volunteers to implement fund-raising activities within the daily operations of the library
Public Relations
Understands and employs the ethics, values, and foundational principles of the library profession
Manages internal and external communication of the OML including but not limited to printed material and online platforms such as Facebook and the OML website
Identifies and pursues public relations opportunities that engender good will toward and promotion of the OML
Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other appropriate community organizations and town committees
Participates in public and media events to effectively advocate for the library
Personnel Management
The Library Director is the immediate supervisor of all library personnel
Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates all staff and volunteers, and when necessary, conducts terminations
Assigns duties, scheduling, defines staff responsibilities, and maintains payroll information
Expects and promotes a warm, welcoming, harmonious work environment for staff, patrons, visitors, and Trustees at the library
Promotes a collegial professionalism between staff and Trustees
Supports and creates opportunities for staff professional development
Performance Review
Annual evaluation by the Board of Trustees

Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred

Three years library work, including time in the supervision of a library department or similar environment

A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

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