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Position Available–Library Director

Library Director
Brunswick Community Library (Brunswick, NY)

The Brunswick Community Library is seeking is an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. Duties include, but are not limited to; planning and implementation of library programs and services, fiscal oversight and budget management, supervision of library personnel, and management of the library facility. As an official representative of the library to the Brunswick Community, the Library Director demonstrates an enthusiasm for community engagement and establishes effective working relationships throughout the community.

The Brunswick Community Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and a gathering place for the community.   A Free Association Library serving a user population of 12,000, the Brunswick Community Library has a total annual operating budget of approximately $160,000 and occupies a beautiful 2,400 sf facility.

The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department; a New York State Public Librarian certification; and at least three years of professional experience that includes some supervisory and administrative experience.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package and a starting salary range of $40,000-45,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Carrie Painter (Search Committee Chair), PO Box 37, Cropseyville, NY 12052

Applications must be received no later than July 1, 2014.

plant sale


The Friends of the Brunswick Community Library are pleased to invite you to our annual GARDEN DAY, on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 to 1:00.  Hardy, healthy perennials donated by friends and neighbors in the community will be available at bargain prices.  While shopping for plants, check out our delicious baked goods, buy a raffle ticket for our garden themed raffle items and shop with our local crafters and vendors.  As always, those with plants to contribute may drop them off next to the library after June 5th. Those who need empty pots may pick them up behind the library.    Baked goods may be dropped off the morning of the sale.  Help us to support our community library. As a special treat this year, join us at noon in the library for storyteller Gil Payette who will speak about plants and their uses by Native Americans in a program called Plant People.

Tuesday Night Book Group Picks New Titles

Tuesday Night Book Group


The book group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Library at 7 pm. Have you heard that we are in a golden age of narrative non-fiction? The book group has chosen five non fiction titles to read in the coming months.