Director of Public Services - Somerset County Library System


The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ)​, a 2016 & 2017 ALA 4 Star Library,​ is seeking a​ forward-thinking​ and solution-driven ​Director of Public Services to join the SCLSNJ ​Executive Team​ and to lead the outstanding public services staff into the next generation of library services​. The ​Director of Public Services would be tasked with encouraging our positive and innovative customer service experience and advancing SCLSNJ as a leader in library services. This is a ​senior management position reporting directly to the ​County Library Administrator and will be an integral part of the ​public service initiatives for SCLSNJ.


​SCLSNJ partners with its customers and communities to connect, to explore, to share, and to discover. The 10 branch Library System serves over 180,000 customers in 15 communities in Somerset County.​  If you are a proven action-oriented innovator, change agent, and customer-driven leader​, we're interested in learning more about you.​


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Master’s degree in Library Science; NJ Librarian’s Certificate; ten years of full-time progressively responsible management and professional librarian experience and eight years experience as a branch manager/director including supervision of staff or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; must reside in the State of New Jersey within one year of starting employment unless exempted by law; valid driver’s license or ability to attend training or meetings at other branches or off-site locations as required; overnight travel required for attendance at conferences and meetings.


Job Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants must comply with the New Jersey First Act.
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
This is a full-time exempt level managment position working 37.5 hours/week. The annual salary is $95,607 (negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience). SCLSNJ offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid leave, medical and dental, PERS, and a commitment to training and staff development.
How To Apply:: 

To apply, please email a current resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ employment application which is available from our website to