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Library Director

The City of Caribou seeks a new Director of the Caribou Public Library. The new director will lead the library in continuing to be a dynamic 21st Century Library and realizing the library’s great potential.

The ideal candidate will Develop and implement strategic plans, establish long- and short-term goals and objectives for the Library, Analyze for improvements in operations, procedures, services, staff organization and monitor preventative building maintenance program. The candidate will also serve as a liaison to the public, work with the Friends of the Library to enhance library programs, and implement a library foundation to receive major gifts. The position will also oversee all full and part time library staff and play a major role in selection of all library personnel.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or related required. Minimum of 3-5 years of library experience with demonstrated knowledge of public library administration and managerial experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The candidate must have a good understanding of contemporary library technologies including integrated library system management.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Jim Chandler, Assistant City Manager, 25 High St, Caribou, ME 04736 or via email to jchandler@cariboumaine.org. Position is open until filled with first review of applications happening on September 12, 2016.

The full job description may be found here.

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With mixed emotions, we bid farewell to our director, Lisa Shaw. Lisa, it has been our privilege to work under your guidance these last two years. You have led our library down exciting paths that have been of great benefit to not only the library staff and patrons, but to the citizens of Caribou as well. We promise to put every effort into maintaining the forward-thinking, compassionate and welcoming atmosphere you have created here at the Caribou Public Library. We will miss you terribly, but are excited for you and your family as you embark on this incredible new adventure. Please remember to come see us when you are back in the 'Bou. You, dear friend, will always be welcome home. ...

Our warmest thanks to the Aroostook Republican for the great article about the library's 3D printer, and to the Star-Herald for a wonderful article about Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library. 🙂 ...

A reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28, from 4 pm to 6 pm, the Caribou Public Library will be hosting a reception to bid farewell to our administrator, Lisa Shaw. All are welcome to drop by and wish her well as she begins her exciting new journey with the Maine State Library. Hope to see you there! ...

Thingiverse + library 3D printer = Han Solo in Carbonite switch plate. 🙂 Rendering time was approx. 1 hr 55 min. ...


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