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Director, Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca, NY

Tompkins County Public Library Director


*** Applicants must submit complete applications by February 12, 2021 to be considered for this position. ***

More information about the position, library and Ithaca, NY can be found in this brochure.



Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, New York), founded in 1864 by Ezra Cornell, serves both the residents of Tompkins County and, as the Central Library for the Finger Lakes Library System, libraries  and their users in Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Seneca, and Cayuga Counties. 

Residents and visitors alike rank Tompkins County as one of the most livable areas in the United States.  The County, with a population of 105,500 (2016 est.), is in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York at the southern tip of majestic Cayuga Lake in an area of dramatic gorges and waterfalls. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

? Graduation from an ALA-accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or  information studies; AND  

? Possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate;  AND  

? Eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing,  two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.  

Highly qualified candidates will have: 

? Leadership and management experience in a public library system  

? Experience providing library service to diverse communities including rural populations
Continuing education in the field of library service 

The Library will offer a salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected  candidate. The current salary range is $95,000 - $125,000. In addition, the benefits package will include  health insurance, retirement contributions, and paid leave. 

Visit: www.tompkinscountyny.gov to apply 

(1) Choose “County Employment” 

(2) On the left side of the screen, choose “Vacancy List.” 

(3) Find the TCPL Library Director opportunity to review the full job description. (4) Select “Apply.” 

(5) Create your profile to continue. Complete the application and upload a cover letter, CV or résumé,  and any other supporting documentation you would like us to consider. Call 607-274-5526 for assistance  with any questions or challenges. 

The Tompkins County Public Library is committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage others with similar values to apply. 

Initial interviews are planned for the week of March 29, 2021 and final interviews the week of April 12,  2021. Learn more about the County, the library system, the position, and how to apply at  www.TCPL.org, or by emailing Michelle Benjamin at mbenjamin@tcpl.org or calling 607-272-4557  x228. 

Position: Director, Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca, NY
Organization: Tompkins County Public Library
Location: Ithaca,  NY 
United States
Salary: $95,000 - $125,000
Posting Start Date: 2/6/2021
Date Posted: 2/6/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 5/7/2021
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Tompkins County Public Library

Ithaca,  NY 14850
United States
(607) 272-4557 x228
Michelle Benjamin