Director, Wayne Public Library, Wayne

The Wayne Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic leader who thinks outside the box to continue to transform the Library's facilities and culture and to champion the evolving and increasingly important role of the Library in our town. We are seeking a Director who has vision for the future and betterment of our library.

The Wayne Public Library is located in beautiful Wayne, New Jersey, a town rich in history from General Anthony Wayne to Albert Payson Terhune and its many historical homes and museums. Check us out at .Today the library serves a population of over 58,000 people and provides public computers for library card holders, access to Wi-Fi, areas for using laptops, wireless printing, online meeting room reservations, English as a Second Language tutoring, a Friends of the Library book sale room and a variety of programs for the community. The library collections include over 190,000 items that includes books, audiobooks, DVDs and more.


Primary Function
Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the regulations of the New Jersey State Library.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to develop short and long term development, plans, and objectives
  • Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues
  • Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet and digital communications
  • Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public
  • Specific Duties
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates library services
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short term goals and objectives
  • Develops and administers policies concerning library operations, budgets and programs
  • Handles complaints and enforces policy
  • Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff
  • Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel recommends promotions, transfers, or termination of staff
  • Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and volunteers
  • Conducts staff meetings regularly
  • Prepares the annual budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Library Board.
  • Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.
  • Purchases new equipment and furnishings
  • Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and library materials
  • Establishes working relationship with staff while maintaining supervisory control
  • Pursues and applies for grant money
  • Prepares monthly and annual financial and statistical reports to Library Board , Town officials and State Library
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings
  • Supervises maintenance of library building equipment, and furnishings
  • Oversees equipment of furnishings and book collection
  • Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness
  • Schedules withdrawals and inventory of materials
  • Selects adult materials
  • Cooperates with community groups, school administers and town officials to implement library services
  • Speaks before local groups regularly 
  • Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups
  • Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses to the library
  • Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as needed
  • Performs other related responsibilities as necessary such as circulation
Job Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
The Wayne Public Library Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Salary commensurate with experience. Meets/exceeds NJLA Minimum
How To Apply:: 

If interested please send your resume to...
no later than August 1 2019