Library Director, Roseland Free Public Library (NJ)

Roseland Free Public Library serves as a warm and welcoming space in the heart of our borough. We are seeking a community-focused library Director who will actively maintain our prominence, engage with the public, and be responsive to the evolving needs of our over 6000-strong community. With the support of a forward-leaning Library Board, our next Director will continue to seek out new ideas and innovations through community and professional connections.

Roseland Free Public Library | Photo Credit: Earl Grosser

About Our Library

The Roseland Free Public Library enjoys strong support from a community that values their local library. We have an annual budget of approximately $600,000; and a dedicated staff that includes three full-time and seven part-time employees. Our active Friends group has recently provided space refurbishment, mobile hotspots, and museum passes for lending. 

The Roseland Free Public Library is a member of BCCLS (the Bergen County Cooperative Library System), which includes 77 libraries in northern New Jersey and circulates over twelve million items annually. As a member library, our staff has access to professional development and the support of a large community of library professionals. 

Located at the western edge of Essex County, the borough of Roseland was ranked as the 14th best place to live in New Jersey in the 2019 rankings in New Jersey Monthly. We also benefit from close proximity to larger townships in both Essex and Morris counties. 

Roseland Free Public Library | Photo Credit: Lien David

About This Opportunity

The Roseland Free Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Director to lead our growing library. Our ideal candidate is dynamic and outgoing, ready to be active in the community, and willing to work closely with Roseland town officials and local organizations. As our library Director, you will continue to promote our vision and mission, practice responsible fiscal management, and develop a strong relationship with the community.

Required Experience

  • An ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree.
  • A New Jersey Professional Librarian certificate.
  • At least 3 years of progressive professional public library experience. Director’s experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems and implement ideas.
  • Current knowledge of library technology, trends, innovations, and New Jersey library law.


Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees must comply with the “New Jersey First Act,” which requires residency in New Jersey.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $78,000-$85,000; commensurate with experience. Benefits include: paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, health benefits, and enrollment in the PERS pension system.

For Further Information

For more information about Roseland Public Library please visit our website:

The Roseland Public Library Board of Trustees has retained Library Crossroads Consulting to help with this important search. Please direct all inquiries to Library Crossroads:

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is February 17th, 2023.

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