Library Director

Adams Public Library

Central Falls, RI

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$55,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Central Falls, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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Job Description

The Board of Directors is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and inspiring Executive Director. The Adams Public Library is a vibrant community hub committed to literacy, education, and the cultural enrichment of its users. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to realize our mission and vision. The position reports to the Board of Directors through the President.


  • Provides leadership in all aspects of library operations 
  • Oversees daily operations of the library
  • Supervises, hires, and empowers all library staff and volunteers
  • Develops library budget with the Treasurer
  • Implements and develops the strategic plan
  • Manages the physical plant
  • Prepares grant proposals
  • Strengthens relationships with partner organizations
  • Evaluates all aspects of library service, plans for future needs, and adopts and implements new services
  • Ensures the library is a safe, welcoming place for all patrons
  • Manages technology maintenance and development
  • Develops and implements the solicitation of donations and fundraising initiatives
  • Attends library and professional meetings and serves as the official representative of the library in the community

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a professional setting
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude, as well as the ability to instill and encourage this attitude among staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate actions and recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Service experience in a diverse community
  • Experience with the features of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably Koha

Application Guidelines

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to

The Community

  Nestled between the City of Pawtucket and the Towns of Cumberland and Lincoln, the City of Central Falls is also compact. In fact, its 19,000+ citizens inhabit less than 1.3 square miles, making it quite walk-able. The city’s diverse population offers an abundance of cultural riches – culinary, artistic, linguistic and beyond.


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Posted Jan 12, 2024