22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741

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Last updated 5/15/2017


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The Gleason Public Library Board of Trustees seeks qualified applicants to serve as Director of a vibrant community library. We are looking for an energetic, positive, innovative, customer-service oriented professional who is interested and enthusiastic to meet the range of individual and community needs in Carlisle. Applicants must possess strong communication, organization, and management skills. Applicants should demonstrate project, facility, and personnel management, as well as budgeting and planning experience. Applicants should demonstrate strong skills in technology, collection development, policy making, and financial and data analysis.

The Director is responsible for the overall management and daily operations of the Library including planning, facility operations, staff management and evaluations, collaboration with other entities, budget development, and financial management of library-related town, private, grant, and trust fund expenditures. The Director must develop innovative approaches to raising funds and participate on the floor of the Library, in policy development, and in outreach to the community.

The Director must be able to work with various groups and committees affiliated with the Library, such as the Friends and Endowment. The Director must also work with many community groups and town government bodies including the Historical Society, local schools, town employees, and various boards, committees and commissions. The Director should enjoy hard work.

The Director reports directly to a three-member elected Board of Library Trustees.

Full time, 35 hours per week position, with some evenings, weekends and special events. The position is benefited and falls under the Town of Carlisle Personnel Policy.

Salary: minimum $90,179.99

Carlisle is a small residential town about 20 miles northwest of Boston. With a population just over 5,000, Carlisle has a rural feel and strong community spirit. Gleason Public Library is well-supported and a center of activity in our town. A full job description can be found at

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library administration including supervisory work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Deadline for submission
May 24, 2017

To apply
Send resume and cover letter to: Or mail to: Director, Search Committee, Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741


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The Gleason Public Library is seeking an energetic and customer-service focused employee to fill a part-time Library Assistant II position.

The purpose of this position is to provide customer service and circulation services to all customers of the Gleason Public Library and to provide general reference assistance to children. General duties include checking materials in and out; answering the telephone; processing new materials; maintaining neatness and organization throughout the library; assisting customers of all ages in the basic use and selection of library materials and services; and covering the youth reference desk. Performs all other related work as required.

Part Time, Monday 10am-1pm, Thursday 12pm-2pm, plus every fourth Saturday (10am-5pm Sept-June, 10am-1pm July-August). Ability to cover additional shifts as needed due to staff vacation or illness is preferred.

Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of one year of customer service experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and customer service skills and have working knowledge of computers, Internet searching, and basic word processing software applications. Previous library experience and a strong interest in reading are preferred.

$20.24/hour ($20.65 after July 1)

Application Instructions
Send cover letter and resume to Martha Feeney-Patten at or by mail to Martha Feeney-Patten, Acting Director, Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. Application deadline: May 31, 2017



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