Seeking New Library Director Applications

We are looking for a new Library Director as Linda Hickman is retiring

Linda Hickman is retiring at the end of September to care for her elderly father after 7 years as Director, and 14 years as the Children's Librarian. The Library Trustees are accepting applications for a new Library Director by July 30th. The job posting is below.

Library Director, Montague Public Libraries

The Board of Trustees of the Montague Public Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director. The Town of Montague comprises five villages, the three largest of which each has its own library: the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls and branches in Millers Falls and Montague Center. The Director is responsible for managing and operating these three libraries, administering an FY22 annual budget of $438,000 and serving a community of 8,300 people. The Director will have a significant impact on the libraries' future development as they evolve to keep pace with 21st century needs. Working closely with the Board of Library Trustees and town administration, the Director oversees and monitors all library operations, including service delivery, personnel management, budgeting, strategic planning, and facilities management.


The successful candidate must have strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as knowledge of public library and general management principles, collection development, and library technology. MLS from an ALA accredited college or university is strongly preferred. Progressively responsible library experience, including five years of full time administrative and supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education.


$62,170 – $76,139

The Director works 35 hours/week and is required to work outside of normal business hours, including frequent evening meetings and covering shifts as needed.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, town employment and CORI application, and three professional references to: Questions and requests for additional information may also be sent to the Library Trustees at this email address.

Closing Date

Friday, July 30, 2021

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