Job Posting


The Cairo Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Library Manager to oversee the continued growth of our community-oriented, award-winning library. Responsibilities include directing library operations and supervising staff. Candidates must be able to prioritize and schedule major projects and develop/manage the operating and grant budget. The Library Manager serves as the Head Librarian

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only) :
Selects materials for acquisitions using standard review sources and library system aids;
Performs simple informational, reference and referral services and directs complex questions to the central library or system;
Recommends building repairs for alterations;
Conducts library programs on subjects of community interest;
Works with system Librarians to evaluate the effectiveness of the library’s services in relation to the changing needs of the community;
Recommends changes or additions in library services to the board; Administers personnel policies established by the board;
Represents the library at community and group meetings;
Administers policies on the purchase and weeding of library materials; Attends library system workshops and professional meetings;
Conducts staff meetings;
Recommends appointments, promotions and disciplinary actions.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL`S, ABILITIES: Working knowledge of library services and procedures; Working knowledge of library materials and their use; Ability to use library computer and audio visual equipment; Ability to carry out library policies and procedures; Ability to train staff; Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others; Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others; Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations; ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; Skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department.

Management/budgeting and library experience preferred. Grant-writing abilities a definite plus.
Salary range: $44,000 – $48,000 plus benefits including paid vacation and sick time, health insurance, and NYS Retirement. This job has a four month probationary period and is a Civil Service position that will require an exam before permanent appointment.

Send resume and references to: Cairo Public Library, PO Box 720, Cairo, NY 12413 or email: