Assistant Library Director – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs.

Salary range: $61,906 – $77,146 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building.  He/she will be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends. He/she will also have experience working with Boards and City government, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and city officials. Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description for a full list of duties and qualifications.

About the Keene Public Library:  There have been many exciting changes at the Keene Public Library, including recent renovations of the historic annex portion and the addition of a 20,000 SF two-story building connecting the annex to the main Library building. The Library is now over 70,000 SF, making it the largest library in New Hampshire!  With the expansion, patrons and community members now have a Maker space, several new technologically-advanced meeting areas and performance spaces, as well as updated core systems in both buildings, which use green technologies and efficiencies where possible. The Library is Keene’s center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, with programs and learning opportunities for all ages, as well as initiatives like the new STEM learning program, which provides play-based learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for children age 2 to 6 and their families.

For a full job description, application, qualifications, and instructions for applying, go to  Candidates who submit their application by September 22nd will be given preference.

– Posted September 19, 2019