Library Director – Rochester Public Library (Rochester, VT)

The library is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, and tenacious Library Director. Together with the Children’s Programming Coordinator will plan, promote, and execute all aspects of library service for the community.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Recent employment in a library setting.
  • A bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant work experience and education.
  • A candidate without a master’s degree in library science will be required to hold a Vermont Certificate of Librarianship within 2 years of employment.

Sample Skill Range Required:

  • Knowledge of library management software systems and cataloging
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to offer multi-genre readers advisory and anticipating and purchasing per community interests
  • Proven fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Creates budgets and tracks financial reports
  • Plans inexpensive and innovative library programming
  • Holds library, nonprofit, business, and/or volunteer management skills
  • Skilled at spreadsheets, word processing, Word Press, and social media
  • Familiar with the use of library databases and e-content

Position To Begin July 1, 2023

  • This is a 22 hour per week position with the library open Tuesday & Thursday 11-6 and Saturday 9-12.
  • Starting pay $20.00/hr. including paid vacation and holidays.

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee, PO Box 256, Rochester, VT  05767
  • Review of applications begins April 11 and continues biweekly until the position is filled.
  • Should you be selected for an interview, 3 letters of professional reference will be required to be submitted at the interview.
  • For a full job description or other information email rochesterpubliclibraryVT@gmail.com

– Posted 1/25/23

Library Director – Wolfeboro Public Library (Wolfeboro, NH)

Description: The Wolfeboro Public Library invites you to become a member of its energetic and dedicated team as the next Library Director. Working in a beautiful new library with a town population of 6,500 vibrant, diverse residents and 30,000 seasonal visitors, an eight-member governing Board of Trustees, a stellar staff, and strong Friends of the Library and Library Foundation organizations, the new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs for the community.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, display expertise in technology and finance, have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services and effectively provide the face and voice of the library to its many constituents.

Required qualifications: Master of Library Science, 3-5 years of library admin and supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Community: Wolfeboro, aka “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, is a beautiful, traditional New England town, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth. Amenities include a regional hospital, high-quality public school system, a Children’s Center, Brewster Academy, four museums, a downtown shopping center that is a magnet for tourists, year-round recreational facilities, abundant woodland and water facilities, historic buildings, all of which add up to a high-quality family life and working environment.

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is fulltime, salaried, and includes a generous benefits package – health, dental, life, and disability insurance and retirement. (Range: $60,000 to $80,000)

Applications: Email a PDF that includes resume and cover letter to directorsearch@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by January 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST.

The Wolfeboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

– Posted 12/18/22

Associate Director – Biomed Libraries, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

The Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries, part of the Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Library, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader to be our new Associate Director for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries.

The Associate Director reports to the Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. This newly-created position is responsible for Education and Information Services and the public services provided to Geisel and Dartmouth Health communities. This includes outreach and engagement, planning programs and services, and creating programs to support initiatives at Geisel and Dartmouth Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides operational leadership for public services areas of the Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries to propose, develop, implement, and evaluate the core services based on the strategic goals of the Geisel School of Medicine, the Dartmouth Library, and Dartmouth College.
  • Directly oversees 5-8 staff members; conducts performance reviews; plans or directs activities among team members, resolves conflicts as necessary. Identifies and develops solutions to complex problems, requiring substantial analysis and knowledge. Key participant in the strategic planning efforts of the medical school and library.
  • Oversees the departments of Education and Information Services, including management of the library spaces, department staffing, and programs and services. Responsible for coordinating outreach and engagement efforts for the library to the Geisel and DH communities.
  • Advocates for staff, promoting a workplace culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging.

This opportunity comes at an exciting time. Geisel has launched a new strategic plan, and our libraries are positioned as strategic partners in research, education, and clinical efforts. The Dartmouth Library is also undergoing strategic planning to design for future directions of Dartmouth College.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum $100,200. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including Fidelity and TIAA; and relocation assistance.

The Libraries and Geisel School of Medicine
The Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the medical school’s Hanover campus and the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Our mission is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. Its vision is to be a values-driven leader in education, research, and professional practice. The Dartmouth Library supports the students, staff and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

Dartmouth College and DHMC are located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the New Hampshire and Vermont border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic, and professional community offering excellent public schools, a lively arts scene, a rural setting with great natural beauty, and delicious local produce and artisanal foods. Amenities associated with urban areas of Boston, New York City, and Montreal are within a few hours’ drive.

Geisel Strategic Plan: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/deansoffice/geisels-strategic-plan/
Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries: https://www.dartmouth.edu/library/biomed/
Dartmouth Library: https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/

Application
Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by Jan 3, 2023; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65867

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 11/28/22

Director – Jones Memorial Library (Orleans, VT)

The Jones Memorial Library is seeking to hire a library director to plan, direct, and manage library operations and staff.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Identifying goals and implementing a plan to meet community needs;
  • Maintaining, advancing, and promoting the library’s policies, technology, collections, services, and programs;
  • Providing leadership to attract, recruit, and develop support staff and volunteers, including support staff performance reviews and scheduling;
  • Representing the library in the community and fostering partnerships with local civic organizations, schools, day cares and other interested parties;
  • Communicating and engaging with the media, community groups, Friends of the Library, and the public to inform and gather support of the library’s goals, programs and fundraising;
  • Developing and implementing, in conjunction with Library Trustees, a sound financial plan, to include cultivating grants, private funding sources, and endowments;
  • Overseeing and directing the library budget in a fiscally sound manner;
  • Efficiently communicating relevant library information to Library Trustees or Village officials, as needed;
  • Staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of library administration and management;
  • Creating and maintaining a welcoming environment and a community profile that shows the library as a valued community asset and resource.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in the public library sector including a working knowledge of library systems;
  • Grant writing experience;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Initiative, independent judgment, and political insight to ensure library services complement the needs and desires of community residents;
  • Experience and proficiency with computer technology, video conferencing platforms, and the ability to learn industry specific software.

Education:

  • Minimum: High School Diploma
  • Preferred: Degree or 2-years related experience

This is a part-time position of 24-hours a week. Based on the experience of applicants the position may be split to hire both a library director and children’s librarian.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jmltrustees@gmail.com

Screening of all applicants will start immediately and close on December 2, 2022.

– Posted 11/21/22

Library Director – Jackson Public Library (Jackson, NH)

Description:

The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation.  The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This Library Director is a salaried 35 hours per week position, with a full benefit package.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MLS strongly recommended.
  • At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures.  Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.
  • Full job description available here.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, a resume and three references to directorsearch@jacksonlibrary.org no later than December 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/16/22

Library Director – Jeudevine Memorial Library (Hardwick, VT)

The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick, Vermont, is seeking a Library Director.  Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees the Library Director is responsible for strategic leadership to develop and nurture the library as a vibrant community center. The Library Director must have a deep commitment to community engagement and to collaboratively provide programs, services and collections that meet the needs of all members of the community.

The Library Director will represent the library within the community, develop collections, manage staff and volunteers, create and facilitate adult programming, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, maintain library facilities, provide budgeting information, and ensure daily operations of the library remain within budget guidelines. This is a full-time position, including some Saturdays.

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. VT Certificate of Librarianship preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. Three to five years’ experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required.

Compensation: Salary of $44,000 to $47,000 DOQ. Benefits include: health/dental/vision/paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/casual leave and the town of Hardwick’s contribution to the Vermont Public Employees Retirement System.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and three professional references to: Director Search Committee, Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., PO Box 536, Hardwick, VT 05843 or email to jeudevinelibary@hardwickvt.gov

This position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. For additional information as to the position requirements, please refer to the Library Director Job Description at www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org EOE

– Posted 10/9/22

Library Director – Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham, NH)

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH, is seeking a dynamic and talented Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. Stratham is a town of about 8,000 residents and is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, between Exeter and Portsmouth.

The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Wiggin Memorial Library, including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach, and programs. The ideal candidate is community oriented, forward thinking, comfortable with technology, and has a personable, positive disposition. Additionally, the incumbent has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. The Library Director works closely with other town departments as well as the Library Board of Trustees.

The position is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MLS/MLIS or a master’s degree in a field related to management, business, or public administration with at least 5-7 years of experience as a librarian some of which as a managing librarian. The Town of Stratham is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information including a full Job Description, potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com by Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.

– Posted 9/29/22

Interim Library Director – Fairfax Community Library (Fairfax, VT)

Fairfax Community Library is seeking an interim Library Director. This position coordinates and supervises the Fairfax Community Library and interfaces with Bellows Free Academy Public School’s Library.

Principle duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of library staff and volunteers
  • Interface with the Board of Trustees
  • Oversees the purchasing of new library books and other materials
  • Completes purchase orders
  • Interface with the Town Manager and Town Treasurer

The right candidate for this position will preferably have had experience in a library setting and a willingness to adapt and learn.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send resumes to grisvt15@gmail.com

The range is $20-$25/hour and the contact information for this job posting will be Lisa Griswold, her email is grisvt15@gmail.com

– Posted 8/5/22

Library Director – Maxfield Public Library (Loudon, NH)

The Maxfield Public Library is seeking a new Library Director who is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, and possesses excellent leadership skills.

The Maxfield Public Library recently received a modern expansion and boasts a fireplace reading area, children’s craft and activities room, and large multi-purpose meeting room with a kitchenette and an array of digital media equipment.

Loudon is only 5 miles from Concord, the State Capitol. Other great attractions like the White Mountains, Boston, the seacoast, and skiing, are all within a one-hour drive. Loudon is a quaint New Hampshire town and nearly half of our residents are registered library card holders and patrons of the Library. The new Library Director will be leading our outstanding current staff of four including a full-time Youth Services Librarian.

Salary and Benefits:

Full time, 40 hours per week, position with an annual salary range of $50,000 to $53,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.  A full benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with at least three years library or equivalent experience.  A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and/or experience as a library director is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Provides positive leadership for the staff. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with library patrons and responds positively to community requests and input.

Represents the Library and is actively involved with the community and makes a strong effort to involve the Maxfield Public Library in local Loudon events, functions, local grade school, and organizations.

Ensures that the Maxfield Public Library is up to date with current trends along with new and innovative ideas to ensure the best possible experience for the community.

Evaluates operations and activities of the library, plans for future needs, develops library collections, and adopts and implements new services and oversees the Maxfield Public Library budget.

Apply Now

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume with examples of accomplishments, and two (2) professional references. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  Send resumes and references to: DMaxfieldMaxLib@LoudonNH.org   Position is open until filled and application review begins immediately. Complete job description is available at http://maxfieldlibrary.com  

All applicants subject to background check. Maxfield Public Library is an Equal Opportunity employer.

– Posted 7/5/22

Library Director – North Adams Public Library (North Adams, MA)

The library is a city department supervised by the mayor. The Library Director is appointed by the mayor with recommendation from the library’s board of trustees.

The Library Director provides strategic and administrative leadership to the North Adams Public Library (NAPL) in order to serve the information, research, education, recreation, and cultural needs of the City of North Adams and its residents and visitors. Key responsibilities include long-range planning, operations and budget management, and staff leadership. The Library Director must exercise independent judgement, maintain confidentiality, and be fair minded when dealing with colleagues and the public.

Primary Duties: 

  • Develops and implements long and short-term goals and objectives for the collaboration with library trustees.
  • Plans and implements all programs, services, and activities to support the youth and adult services departments.
  • Supervises employees, volunteers, and maintenance staff, including recruitment, training assignment of duties, and performance evaluations.
  • Plans, directs, and supervises budget preparation and administration; oversees payroll and accounts receivable; accounts for all incoming gifts and grants; and prepares weekly vouchers using the City’s accounting software.
  • Identifies and files for appropriate grants, administers funds, and assures compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Proposes agenda items and prepares a monthly report for library trustees, and maintains minutes and records of all trustee meetings.
  • Advises library trustees of any relevant regional, state, or national issues that may impact library service.
  • Reviews and implements new technologies with support from the CWMARS technology team, and complies with all CWMARS requirements for operating systems and security.
  • Manages collection maintenance and development to review materials and equipment acquired or de-accessioned by the library.
  • Collects and analyzes circulation and visitation date and statistics to evaluate services.
  • Files annual state reports including the ARIS and financial reports required for funding and certification and prepares an annual report for the City at the request of the mayor.
  • Provides support and advice for the Friends of the Library, assisting in their fundraising and other activities.
  • Promotes the library within the community.
  • Maintains the library website and social media presence with input from reference and youth services.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and current trends in library science.
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal regulations and policies governing libraries including Massachusetts open meeting, public records, and ethics laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with local and state officials, colleagues and employees, volunteers, and the public.
  • Leadership capacity, including the ability to manage and inspire staff, set priorities, and manage workload under pressure.
  • Technology skills including a basic understanding of network configurations, common productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office), and the ability to troubleshoot common technology problems.
  • Ability to move materials up to 40 lbs., carry and shelve books, bend, sit, and stand for long periods at a time; use common tools and make minor repairs to books and objects in the library.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) required.
  • Professional Certificate of Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (or eligible to earn certification within one year of hire).
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience with financing, budgeting, facilities management, library automation, and personnel administration of which one (1) year should be in an administrative or supervisory capacity, preferably in a public library environment.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS and PC reservation software.

Salary

  • $48,654 – $57,585 starting salary with benefits

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application along with cover letter, resume, and references to:

Diane Stevens, Office of the Mayor
City Hall
10 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to dstevens@northadams-ma.gov

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

– Updated 5/26/22