Library Director -Library Association of Ringwood

Ringwood Public Library ("RPL") seeks an innovative and energetic Director.  RPL is a member of the Pals Plus System and is a two-story 24,000 sq.ft.structure nestled in the Ramapo Mountains.  RPL houses a perm.collection of over 69,000 items consisting of a significant reference collection and a children's area/collection.  RPL serves as an important community venue for literary, cultural and public service gatherings.  RPL had a 2018 operating budget of $770K and a staff of 3 full time and 11 part time employees.  Governance is provided by a 9 member volunteer Board of Trustees.  RPL is located in the Borough of Ringwood, NJ, pop.12,200 approx. in the Highlands Region of No.NJ.


The Director will provide oversight for all liberary operations including staff management, building maintenance, budget planning, grant applications, collection purchases, program scheduling and community/Borough interface.  The Director will assist the Board with long-range planning and fundraising.  The Director will implement the 2018 Strategic Plan.  Qualifications required:  MLS or MIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution; fiveyears+ of increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience at a public library; a record of strong cooperative leadership and creativity in achieving organizational objectives and experience with implementing new technologies.  

Job Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
The salary for the position is $75,000 or higher, based upon experience, education and demonstrable results. Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance are provided. Paid Sick and vacation days are provided as well.
How To Apply:: 

Submit detailed resume with cover letter that includes a statement of leadership philosophy and salary requirements, together with names, email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references who can attest to character and job performance.  Applications must be sent to or by mail to - Chairperson of Hiring Committee, RIngwood Public Library, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood NJ 07456.