Library Director (Barre, VT)

The Aldrich Public Library is seeking an energetic and innovative leader to continue our library’s forward momentum. Aldrich is an incorporated library with an historic main building and a small branch location that together serve the municipalities of Barre City and Barre Town with a combined population of nearly 17,000. The library has 4 full-time and 8 part-time employees, with an annual operating budget of $614,000. In cooperation with and under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director plans, coordinates, and directs all daily operations, functions and finances of the library.



  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent education.

  • Five years of library experience of which at least two years should be in a supervisory capacity preferred.

  • Proven leadership skills working with a diverse staff and community.

  • Expertise in advocating on behalf of the needs of the library.

  • Demonstrated financial management skills.

  • Excellent public speaking, written and oral communication skills.

  • Broad-based technical knowledge with ability to apply informational technology management practices to library systems.


The library director has the following responsibilities:

  • Managing all library services to patrons and community organizations.

  • Hiring, managing, and evaluating all library employees and contractors.

  • Creating, maintaining and supporting a cohesive working environment for library employees and volunteers.

  • Consistently advancing the perception of how the Aldrich serves the entire Barre community.

  • Performing or overseeing all library financial management (accounting, reporting, library budget and endowment).

  • Overseeing community outreach, public relations, marketing and fund- raising initiatives.

  • Providing employees regular access to training and professional development.

  • Participating actively in state, regional or national professional library associations and/or conferences.

  • Supervising library collection development.

  • Coordinating and supervising maintenance of historic library facilities and grounds.

  • Provides regular updates to Trustees regarding regional, state and national issues and trends.

  • Planning for the long-term health and vitality of the library in service to the diverse Barre community.

  • Serves as liaison to the Friends of the Library, local groups, service organizations and schools.

  • Promoting and publicizing the library’s services and resources.

  • Serves as spokesperson for the library at community events, town meetings, and professional conferences.

  • Performs other tasks and duties as directed by Trustees.



The salary and benefits package is negotiable depending on experience.



Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references electronically via email (as PDF or .doc) to:  by July 20, 2018.