Library Director – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as the Children’s Librarian at the George H. Bixby Memorial Library in Francestown, NH. The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. Previous experience working with children from infant to teen is an asset. Approximately 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position at a rate of $17.00/hr.

The Children’s Librarian is responsible for, among other duties, the Summer Reading Program 2021. At this time, there are no large indoor gatherings planned associated with SRP; however, as local, state and federal guidance reasonably permits, we expect that patrons will have more in-person access to the library in the coming months.

Come join our team and use your talents in a fun and supportive work environment. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email explaining why, and attach a resume. Direct it to Laura Abrahamsen at francestownlibrary@gmail.com. A full job description is available at https://tinyurl.com/BixbyChildrensLibrarian. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start date is negotiable for the right candidate.

– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – Westport Library Association (Westport, NY)

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a PC operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library’s Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary for this 20 hour/week position is approximately $27,000.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to WestportLibraryjobs@gmail.com
– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – New Haven Community Library (New Haven, VT)

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin around May 1, 2021. The position is 30 hours per week, including Saturdays. Currently the library is not open to the public, but serving patrons with curbside pick-up.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, has a passion for literature and learning, and has the ability to work with patrons of all ages and interests. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Our ideal Library Director candidate will be informed about emerging library trends beyond traditional library services. He/she will be proficient in technology and willing to keep abreast of the latest developments that can be useful in a library setting. Evidence of administrative and organizational skill is required. The Library Director will recognize the importance of the library as a community resource, and as a community gathering place.

General Description 

The Library Director, as the only employee, is responsible for day-to-day operation of the library and future planning, including:

  • cultivation of an environment that is respectful and welcoming
  • development and implementation of services and programs
  • collection development and maintenance, cataloging and circulation
  • promotion and organization of inter-library loan services
  • patron support and community outreach, including maintaining a presence of the library on social media
  • care and maintenance of library space
  • effective working relationships with Trustees and Town officials and staff of regional libraries
  • preparation and presentation of monthly and annual reports to the Trustees and Town officials
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and community programming.

The director works closely with the Board of Trustees with respect to policy, budget, short and long-term planning. Our library is a 503(c) non-profit organization and the librarian is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: the above description of tasks and duties is general and is not inclusive of every skill and responsibility required of our librarian.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association program OR 
  • a commitment to and progress in actively working toward Vermont Department of Libraries certification.
  • Experience in library work, education, business with a customer service focus, research, or grant-writing preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires bending, lifting, pushing, carrying books, sitting and standing for extended periods. The ability to work while wearing a facemask is a current necessity.

Salary will be based on experience as well as qualifications.

Interview Process:

  • Screening of applicants will begin on March 15, 2021 and interviews with candidates will begin on April 5.
  • Discussion about and interviews for the position will be conducted by telephone or virtual meetings with members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Inquiries and questions can be directed to Michaela, at nhclsearch21@gmail.com
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: nhclsearch21@gmail.com

– Posted February 15, 2021

Library Director – Woodbury Community Library (Woodbury, VT)

The Woodbury Community Library (WCL) is seeking a friendly, collaborative, booklover to serve as the primary staff person and director of the library. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things, you might be the right person for this position!

This is a part time job (8 to 18 hours per week, COVID-19 dependent). The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy reading and talking about books
  • Have computer skills and feel comfortable assisting patrons with technology questions
  • Be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school—the Woodbury Elementary School is next door and on the same grounds as the WCL
  • Demonstrate creative energy to design events and programs for people of all ages
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as being  a good listener
  • Work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared grounds and space
  • Express a strong sense of community and ability to advocate for the library’s role in enhancing the town
  • Commit to working with the Trustees on fundraising projects
  • Possess basic knowledge of library administration and a willingness to learn

A bachelor’s degree is preferred but no formal library training is required. Working toward Public Library Certification is a an expectation for the successful candidate who does not already have library credentials.

Orientation will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills, ranging from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, your resume, and a list of three references with contact information to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com  The deadline for applications is February 17, 2021.

Library Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library is seeking an innovative, creative, tech savvy, and forward-thinking leader with proven management skills in a public library to serve as Library Director.

The Library employs 7 staff members including three full-time positions. The library enjoys wide community support. In pre-pandemic times the library hosted a variety of story hours and activities for children.  Adults participated in three book groups, as well as knitting, writing, and poetry groups, most of which have continued virtually.

Newport, New Hampshire (population 6300) is located in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. The community boasts a vibrant recreation department, an active Opera House Association, and The Library Arts Center located in the Library’s carriage house.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with five years of professional library work and three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library is required.

The pay range is $60,000 -$70,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. For a detailed job description, visit http://newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment/ There is a strong internal candidate.

Apply with cover letter, resume, and three references to athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us by February 19, 2021.

– Posted January 26, 2021

Seeking Library Director – Blake Memorial Library (East Corinth, VT)

The Blake Memorial Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Director will work under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, to oversee the Library’s overall operations, staff, volunteers, collection, and will serve as the primary ambassador for the library to the community.
An ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Understanding of the community and an investment in serving its people
  • The ability to work independently and manage staff and volunteers
  • The ability to work in conjunction with the board
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong MS Office skills and ease with technology
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Understanding of the Dewey Decimal System
  • A degree in library science or the ability to pursue additional training / certification
Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to bmlibrarysearch@gmail.com, by no later than February 1st.

Executive Director – Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (North Andover, MA)

Description:

The Executive Committee of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium seeks an active, energetic, people-focused, technologically savvy team leader with vision to guide the 36-member Merrimack Valley Public Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (North Andover) Massachusetts.

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA-desirable, or equivalent training and experience. Strong knowledge of current and emerging library technology applications; experience with strategic planning, budgeting and grant writing. Significant experience with managing library operations, servers and networks including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience. Flexibility, calm under pressure, ability to pivot is all highly valued.

Duties: 

Overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; responsible for supervising and inspiring a team of 11 library professionals and coordinating relationships and communications among 36 libraries.

Reports to an Executive Committee.

Salary Range – $94,102 – $125,307 commensurate with experience.  

Available:  Until filled.

How to apply: 

Cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Samuel Alvarez, MVLC Search Chair
Reuben Hoar Library​
41 Shattuck Street
Littleton, MA 01460
salvarez@littletonlibrary.org
Phone: 978-540-2601

– Posted November 29, 2020

Library Director – Woodbury Community Library (Woodbury, VT)

The Woodbury Community Library is seeking a friendly, collaborative, book lover. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things. you might be the right person for the library.

This job is a part time position for the primary librarian. The ideal candidate will:

  • enjoy reading and talking about books
  • have some computer skills and feel comfortable helping others with technology questions
  • be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school
  • demonstrate creative energy to design events for all ages
  • work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared space of the library building and grounds
  • communicate and listen well
  • feel a strong sense of community and interest in developing the library to enhance the town
  • have knowledge of library administration and work towards Public Library Certification if not already certified.

A bachelor’s degree is recommended, but no formal library training is necessary.  Training will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills. To apply please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three reference contacts to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

– Posted November 29, 2020

Library Director – Westfield Athenaeum (Westfield, MA)

The Westfield Athenaeum, incorporated in 1864, is a treasured community resource prominently located in the heart of Westfield, MA on the “Green.” We are seeking a Director to lead our much-loved Athenaeum into its 3rd century of outstanding service.  This is a high visibility position reporting to the Board of Directors.

The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound both virtually and in an ‘accessible to all’ facility.  The Director will build on our multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services.

General Responsibilities

  • Oversee all library operations including:
    • 25 employees (both full and part time) and volunteers.
    • an annual budget of ~$1.6M, monitor and approve expenditures, and maintain up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Athenaeum Board of Trustees, the state of MA, and annual audits.
    • meeting or adjusting the long-range plan initiatives to meet Athenaeum goals of being a community hub
    • maintenance of the historic buildings and grounds; repairs and renovation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Athenaeum Board of Directors on long-range and strategic planning, policy development, and budgetary planning.
  • Engage in community outreach support fund raising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network.
  • Foster a collaborative, high performance team and a positive work environment.
  • Develop and lead dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community. Continuously improve offerings; increase access for all patrons.
  • Actively market and promote the Athenaeum’s services, programs, and resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • 7+ years of administrative leadership within a comparable organization.
  • Significant fiscal management experience with demonstrated effectiveness in securing external funding preferred.
  • Experience maintaining an historic building, grounds and restoration initiatives.

Salary

The Director role is a salaried position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, qualifications.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and samples of applicable work products, results, accomplishments.

Send application materials to: Director Search, Attn: Board of Directors, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield MA 01085 or email directors@westath.org

– Posted September 22, 2020

Library Director – Cutler Memorial Library (Plainfield, VT)

Cutler Memorial Library seeks a Library Director to manage the daily operations of the library and create and implement library services and collections that meet the changing needs of town residents. The Library Director will maintain appropriate information technology, prepare and maintain the library’s annual budget, supervise staff and volunteers, and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library to raise funds and represent the library in the local community.

The Library Director sets the tone and direction for all library programming and operations with an open, inclusive, and collaborative spirit. This individual is responsible for maintaining strong connections throughout the Plainfield community and for working with all stakeholders to ensure that the library is a welcoming and valuable community resource.

Minimum qualifications desired: College degree, with some preference given to candidates with graduate work. An MLS degree would be an asset but is not required for this position. The successful candidate will be able and willing to pursue certification through the Vermont Department of Libraries. Candidates should have some work or volunteer experience in libraries, with some preference given to those with public library experience. The successful candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker with strong organizational and communication skills, as well as someone who can work collaboratively and well with a volunteer board of directors.

This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Jen Carlo, Library Trustee and Search Committee Lead, at carlojennifer@hotmail.com. Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, August 31.

Cutler Memorial Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

– Posted September 7, 2020