Position Available:  Library Director- Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, Stockton and Cassadaga Branch Library, Cassadaga

The Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative in the community. The Director develops programs, organizes, manages and promotes the services of the library. The work will involve carrying out library policies as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and standard library practices.  The Director will work with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS) in planning and implementing best practices for the Stockton/Cassadaga/Pomfret population.

The Director will be the working supervisor of  library staff and volunteers.  She/he will report to the Board of Trustees.


* Record daily library usage and circulation. Submit a monthly report to the

Board of  Trustees.  Compile the Annual Report for CCLS and NY State.

*Select library materials for acquisition based on knowledge of patron

preferences, current trends, popular titles and CCLS recommendations.

*Assure processing of new materials is completed in a timely manner.

*Maintain a data base of  library materials and  patron  lists.

*Manage Interlibrary Loan materials.

*Assist patrons in selecting materials .Guide patrons in the use of computers,tablets and

the  Internet and social media.

*Provide an organized office environment. Pick up and process mail (USPS and  email).

Maintain an orderly filing system and recording procedure.  Assist patrons using the

copier and  fax .

*Assist the Library Board Treasurer in creating a yearly budget.

*Supervise library personnel and volunteers .  Provide a clear calendar of events, work

schedules and duties.

*Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees , System workshops and the annual meeting

of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.

*Organize library programs(i.e. Summer Reading, Story Hour and other topics

of community interest).

*Seek and apply for grants as they are offered.

*Promote and maintain community contacts in order to understand the needs of the

population  served  by the library.


+A general knowledge of basic library procedures.

+Willingness to provide an open, welcoming environment in the Library.

+Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff .

+Consistently use tact and courtesy dealing with patrons.

+Interest in learning best library practices, current trends and techniques.

+Proficient communication skills(writing,speaking,listening).


The Library Director works a flexible 20 hour week.  The hourly rate is $16.

To Apply:  Upload a letter of interest and resume to:  seymourlibrary@cclslib.org