Library Director – Roxbury Public Library

Library Director – Roxbury Public Library

The Roxbury Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic and visionary Director for our forward-thinking library. Our library is an active and valued part of the Roxbury community. Functioning as both a leader and partner in our community, the library enjoys very supportive relationships with the library board, local organizations, and the township. We are looking for a leader who can continue to engage the staff, advance our plans to redesign the library’s physical space, and seek out new and exciting ways to serve our community. Our ideal candidate will also demonstrate strong financial management skills, and continue to align our funding with our library’s goals.

About Our Library:

Roxbury Public Library serves nearly 23,000 residents. Our library is highly valued by our community and local stakeholders. We have an annual budget of approximately $1.7 million; and a dedicated, experienced staff that includes 7 full-time and 12 part-time employees. The library also has a strong library foundation and a dedicated friends group.

Roxbury Public Library is known for its leading edge services, and its strong support of our mission: We enhance the quality of life in the Roxbury community by connecting people to each other, to diverse collections, to transformative experiences. Residents enjoy our wide range of services, including borrowing print and electronic materials, accessing museum passes and an extensive library of things, using passport and notary services, and participating in a variety of programming for all ages. Roxbury Public Library also offers meeting rooms and flexible spaces that are available for community use. The library’s community focused strategic plan is available for review : https://roxburylibrary.org/strategic-plan-11275

Roxbury Public Library is a member of the MAIN Library Alliance, which includes 50 libraries in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren counties. Member libraries have access to over 3.1 million items, including print and electronic resources. As a member library, our staff benefits from professional development and the support of a large community of library professionals.

At nearly 22 square miles, Roxbury Township is located in northern New Jersey, in the western part of Morris County. The township is accessible by Routes 80 and 46, and is home to Hopatcong State Park and Berkshire Valley State Wildlife Management Area.

About This Opportunity:
The Roxbury Library Board of Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic Director for our library, who will also prioritize our role as a leader and valued partner in the community. Our ideal candidate will build on the success of our library by engaging the staff, the board, the township, and the Friends of the Library, and lead us forward to new levels of community service. Our new Director will be fiscally responsible, and work on short and long term budget priorities with the support of the library foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Required Experience:

  • An ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree.

  • A New Jersey Professional Librarian certificate, or eligibility to acquire.

  • At least 5 years of progressive professional public library experience. Director’s experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience building community relationships and partnerships.

  • Experience managing a budget.

  • Experience working with a library board of trustees.

  • Ability to engage and lead a dedicated staff, and recruit new team members.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully implementing new library services to meet community needs.

  • Current knowledge of library technology, trends, innovations, and New Jersey library law.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Notices:

Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees must comply with the “New Jersey First Act,” which requires residency in New Jersey.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time position with a minimum salary of $108,000 (salary negotiable based upon experience). Benefits include: paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, excellent health benefits, and enrollment in the PERS pension system.

For Further Information:
For more information about Roxbury Public Library please visit our website:  https://roxburylibrary.org/

The Roxbury Public Library Board of Trustees has retained Library Crossroads Consulting to help with this important search. Please direct all inquiries to Library Crossroads: roxbury@librarycrossroadsconsulting.com.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to roxbury@librarycrossroadsconsulting.com. Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2024.