Fairport Harbor Public Library



Fairport Harbor Public Library (FHPL) is located in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie about 30 miles east of Cleveland.  The library serves a community of about 3500 residents and is affiliated with the local public school system. The main branch of the library is physically attached to the high school and the library operates a satellite facility at the nearby elementary school. Both library facilities are physically owned and operated by the school system. The main branch is simultaneously open to both students and the public.


FHPL is operated by FHPL Board of Trustees (BoT) to whom the library Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) report. The Director supervises a staff of three full-time and four part-time employees and works closely with the CFO and the BoT. The Director is also the library’s primary liaison with staff from the school system.


The FHPL BoT is searching for a new library Director. Our preferred candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program with at least 1-2 years of post-MLS experience and some supervisory/managerial experience; however, the BoT will consider other candidates with other relevant professional experience or experience in a public library.


The successful candidate will possess strong:

  • communication skills (both written and oral)
  • interpersonal skills (for dealing with the library staff, patrons, students, the CFO, the BoT, and school staff) 
  • organizational skills
  • team development skills

The director will also be required to promote the library within the community by arranging and participating in public relations and outreach and representing the library’s interests with the School Board.


Hiring salary is dependent upon qualifications and type, amount, and appropriateness of experience ($32,000-$50,000). Please submit applications including a cover letter and a resume with at least three professional references to:


Kenneth L. Newton, President

Fairport Harbor Public Library Board of Trustees

Fairport Harbor Public Library

335 Vine Street, Fairport Harbor, OH


or email to .


Job to be posted April 5, 2019 and is open until filled.


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