August 2, 2014

Opening: Patterson Library Director

Opening: Patterson Library Director

Job Description

The Board of Trustees of Patterson Library seeks a creative and energetic library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future. Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library’s mission, creating and administering budgets, presenting funding requests, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong cooperative leadership, management and communications skills and be able to work with a Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library management is required.

The library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 105 year old building; it serves 4896 residents and numerous summer visitors. Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village on the shores of Lake Erie, close to Chautauqua Lake, the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and the village of Fredonia, home of SUNY Fredonia.

Patterson Library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups. The library has a wireless network, remote access OPAC, public access computers, local history digital collections, and e-readers.  For more information and a virtual tour visit

MLS from an ALA accredited institution.
New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate.
Successful library experience.
Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities.
Commitment to engaging in the Westfield community, ideally as a resident.

Required Personal Abilities:
Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy.
Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.
Has the ability to work well with children, adults, the Board of Trustees and members of the community.
Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail.
Is resourceful, enthusiastic, and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.
Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect.
Is open to creative and innovative solutions.
Communicates clearly in both written and oral form to individuals and groups.
Listens well and seeks to understand.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience with a competitive benefits package.

Please send questions to Susan Scriven at

Review of application begins July 18, 2014.

Apply online at:

Patterson Book Sale, July 18-20

booksalePatterson Library Book Sale – July 18-20

Thursday, July 18: 9am – 8pm
Friday, July 19: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, July 20: 9am – 1pm

Paperbacks: $.50
Hardcover: $1

40 S. Portage St.
Westfield, NY
(716) 326-2154

Patterson Library Purchases OverDrive eBooks – 3/1/2013

Title Creator(s) Format Copies Cost (USD)
4 Bodies and a Funeral Stephanie Bond Kindle,EPUB,PDF 1 $6.30
Baby Blessed Debbie Macomber Kindle,EPUB 2 $13.98
The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee Carolyn Brown EPUB,PDF 1 $14.99
Body Movers Stephanie Bond Kindle,EPUB,PDF 1 $6.30
A Brewing Storm Richard Castle Kindle,EPUB 3 $8.97
A Dog Named Boo: How One Dog and
One Woman Rescued Each Other -
and the Lives They Transformed Along the Way
Lisa J. Edwards Kindle,EPUB 1 $17.99
The Hard Way Lee Child Kindle,EPUB,PDF 1 $29.97
Just Kate: His Only Wife Linda Lael Miller Kindle,EPUB 1 $5.99
Slice William Patterson Kindle,EPUB 1 $8.99
Snatched Karin Slaughter Kindle,EPUB 1 $5.97
The Trail West William W. Johnstone Kindle,EPUB 1 $6.99
Unspoken Lisa Jackson EPUB 1 $6.99
Weekend Warriors Fern Michaels Kindle,EPUB 1 $4.99
Total $138.42

Patterson Library Orders New OverDrive eBooks – November 2012

Title Author(s) Format TotalUSD
All Summer Long Susan Mallery Kindle, EPUB $7.99
A Christmas Bride Susan Mallery Kindle, EPUB $7.99
The Christmas Letters Lee Smith Kindle, EPUB $9.95
Coming Home for Christmas Fern Michaels EPUB $8.99
The Darkest Night Gena Showalter Kindle, EPUB, PDF $7.99
The Dog Stars Peter Heller Kindle, EPUB $24.95
The Enlightened Cyclist BikeSnobNYC Kindle, EPUB, PDF $1.99
For Just One Day Laura Leuck, Marc Boutavant Kindle, EPUB, PDF $1.99
Glorious Pasta of Italy Domenica Marchetti, France Ruffenach Kindle, EPUB, PDF $3.99
Holiday Magic Fern Michaels, Cathy Lamb, Mary Carter, Terri DuLong Kindle, EPUB $6.39
Holidays David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven Kindle, EPUB, PDF $1.99
Holidays on Ice David Sedaris Kindle, EPUB $25.99
Holly and Mistletoe Susan Mallery Kindle, EPUB, PDF $4.50
Home for the Holidays Lisa Plumley Kindle, PDF $11.25
Life of Pi Yann Martel Kindle, EPUB $8.99
Murder Alfresco Nadia Gordon Kindle, EPUB, PDF $1.99
My Soul to Lose Rachel Vincent Kindle, EPUB, PDF $2.99
The Orphan of Awkward Falls Keith Graves Kindle, EPUB, PDF $1.99
Total $141.91