Job Opening: Library Director, Town of Johnsburg Library

Library Director Position

The Town of Johnsburg Library (TOJL) is seeking an energetic person to fill the role as Library Director.  The Town of Johnsburg Library was established in 1996 and is a vital and valued institution in our community.  In addition to serving as a place to exchange books and other materials, the library holds preschool story hour, nature, craft and music programs, sponsors lectures and hosts summer reading programs. The TOJL is open Wednesday 11-5, Thursday 11-7, Friday 11-5, and Saturday 10-2.

Requirements and expectations of the position are:

  • Preferred candidates should have a 4 year degree but other candidates with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Work a 32 hour week.
  • Supervise library personnel and volunteers.
  • Direct library operation by the continuing selection, purchase and weeding out of library materials.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budgets, experience in fund raising, excellent written and communication skills and a love of reading are beneficial.
  • Knowledgeable in digital literacy and forward thinking to plan creative and educational programs.
  • Attend monthly Town of Johnsburg Library Board of Trustee meetings, Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) monthly meetings, and the Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Library meetings when scheduled.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to recommend additional library services, preliminary budgets, and library reports.
  • Develop community partnerships.
  • Establish the Library’s virtual role in the Town of Johnsburg to meet the needs of the community in the current environment.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references no later than November 22, 2021  electronically to  townclerk@johnsburgny.com or forward documents to Town of Johnsburg Library Attn: Personnel Committee 219 Main Street, North Creek 12853.  Salary and benefits will be discussed during the interview.

Libby App

What is Libby?

Libby, the updated interface for OverDrive, is the free app that lets you borrow, download, and use ebooks and audiobooks on your phone or tablet. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

Watch the “Getting Started with Libby” video here.

Libby graphic with the words "Borrow ebooks & audiobooks and Libby logo with someone with nose in book.

Celebrating 25 Years!

The Town of Johnsburg Library is celebrating 25 Years! This year, 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Johnsburg Library in 1996. Stay tuned for more news on celebrating this milestone in our library’s history.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are family admission passes for area museums.  They have a 3 day loan. 

Current passes:

Hyde Collection, Glens Falls

The Wild Center (seasonal), Tupper Lake