Framingham Promotes Dellasanta To Assistant Library Director

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FRAMINGHAM – In December of 2011, Dawn Dellasanta was made the Head of Branch Experience for the Framingham Public Library. This year, she was promoted to the Assistant Library Director position.

Dellesanta replaces Deb Hinkle, who left in April 2022, after starting in March 2021.

She is second in command behind Library Director Lena Kilburn.

She will take over her new position in January 2023.

Dellesanta in 2021 said the best part of her job is the way the “day flexes and curves in different ways every day. I like to see what our community responds to. The books, the questions, the requests are all bits of a larger conversation that represents who we are, together, at this moment in time. Being in the library, the hub of information, means that all day long we are learning in some way or another.”

The Assistant Library Director salary range is $94,643 to $114,520.

The Assistant Library Director is responsible for assisting the Director in the administration of the Library operations. Work includes supervising and scheduling the work of employees, assessing and implementing policies and procedures, planning programs and events, and representing the Library at various meetings. The assistant director assumes responsibility as department head during temporary absences of the Director.

Essential Functions:
▪ Assists Director by analyzing policies, procedures and services; suggests actions necessary to achieve most efficient and effective results.
▪ Facilitates communication between Library administration, staff and patrons; assesses impact of decisions on interdepartmental operations and relations.
▪ Schedules public service staff for summer hours and Sunday openings.
▪ Writes grants and reports, including annual statistical report for state aid.
▪ Assists in editing monthly newsletter.
▪ Prepares weekly payroll for public service staff.
▪ Screens, interviews and makes recommendations regarding the hiring of new personnel.

▪ Attends monthly meetings of Library Trustees and meetings of other City Boards and Committees as required.
▪ Serves as Library’s representative to and as a member of the board of various organizations and committees.
▪ Plans programs and events for the community based on needs or interests.
▪ Responds to staff and patron suggestions, resolves patron complaints, makes frequent contact with the media and public to discuss Library events and activities.
▪ May provide reference assistance, place annual periodical order, select and order non-fiction DVD’s for collection.

Dellasanta was hired by the Framingham Public Library in December of 2012 as a Circulation Assistant. In march of 2019 she was promoted to head of technology in the Library.

Dellasanta served in the U.S. Marines for 4 years.


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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