Library Director - Haverford Township Free Library (PA)

As the Library plans for a transforming renovation, we are seeking a creative, experienced and enthusiastic leader who will carry forward and extend HTFL’s tradition of outstanding service and outreach. Reporting to the Board, the Director is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and coordinating a comprehensive program of library services for the residents of Haverford Township, Delaware County and the region. The successful candidate will demonstrate a talent for building strong community connections and partnerships, and for working collaboratively with Board members, elected and appointed officials, Library staff, volunteers and community partners. The position requires the exercise of considerable professional skill, initiative and independent judgment.



Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.

Minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public library setting.

Ability to manage effectively budget and resources in a public library setting.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of principles, practices and current trends for public libraries.

Strong service and community outreach orientation with evidence of active involvement with community organizations.

Interest and participation in local, regional and national professional library activities.

Has professional certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A criminal background check is also required.


MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Not in NJ
Job Focus: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How To Apply:: 
Contact: Phil Goldsmith, President Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees at