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Mary-Lou Boucouvalas <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Aug 2021 17:10:57 -0400
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Congratulations Karen
Enjoy your retirement!  You have worked hard!
Mary-Lou Boucouvalas
Graves Library, Kennebunkport

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Sent: August 19, 2021 3:36 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] "The time has come the walrus said..."

Dear Friends, Mentors and Colleagues,

I am retiring at the end of October and I want to thank you all for having
shared 20 years of my working life with Maine libraries and librarians.
Those of you who have not worked elsewhere should know how unique we are
here.  The statewide support and collaboration in all directions is unusual.
It has been a wonderful experience and I have loved my work as a children's
librarian and then a director.  It was a privilege to work at the Springvale
Public Library and then my hometown library.  I am lucky to be here....and
lucky to be retiring to tend my garden and read more books and enjoy our
charming two-year-old grandson.

Here is the information about this job that I am leaving.  The full job
description can be found at

Town of South Berwick


South Berwick Public Library

Library Director

The Town of South Berwick, Maine is looking for a library director who is an
experienced, innovative, and community-orientated leader for our vibrant
small town in Maine. Our beautiful and well-supported municipal library is
downtown and serves a population of 7500+ people.

The director will oversee library operations, maintain and develop the
collection, supervise employees and volunteers, manage budgets, and
establish new programming that is creative and responsive to the needs of
our community.

The right person for the job will enjoy working with a varied population in
a collaborative environment, have excellent technical skills, a vision for
coming out of the gate post-pandemic, great customer service skills and the
desire to be a part of our community.

Applicants should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal
skills, be current with the latest technological resources and library
trends, and be able to establish a good working relationship with patrons,
community members, organizations, and town officials.

position requires experience in administration, personnel, technology, and

The successful applicant will possess strong leadership skills, independent
judgment, and initiative.  The library is staffed with a full-time
children's librarian, two part-time library assistants, dedicated
volunteers, and is supported by an active Friends group and a Library
Advisory Board.

Applicants should have experience in public library operations, have an MLIS
degree, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

This is a 40-hour full-time position with a comprehensive benefit package. A
degree in Library Science is preferred and experience is required. Salary
range: $52,00-56,000.

Submit resume, cover letter & work-related references by September 17, 2021

Jennifer Janelle, Interim Town Manager

180 Main St

South Berwick, ME 03908

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Karen McCarthy Eger
Library Director

South Berwick Public Library

27 Young Street
South Berwick, ME 03908