Library Director – Orange Public Libraries (Orange, MA)

The Orange Public Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic full-time director to work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, Friends, and public officials. Orange is a small town of approximately 7500 residents and has both a main downtown library and a part-time satellite in North Orange.

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for: creating welcoming libraries; offering dynamic programming; leading rehabilitation and construction projects. We seek a director who will lead and inspire our small, but dedicated staff to provide quality library service to our community.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Public library experience and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of practices of librarianship, budget development, administration, and library advocacy

Full job description available at https://orangelib.org/files/Library_Director_Job_Description.pdf

Salary range: $62,000 – $67,000, based on experience.

Projected start date: May 1, 2024

Resumes accepted until position is filled.

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: directorsearch2024@gmail.com

– Posted 4/10/24

Director – Martha Canfield Library (Arlington, VT)

The Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, Vermont is seeking an energetic, efficient, organized, and self-motivated person to be Director of our small and dynamic library.  We strive to be an active hub in our amazing rural community.  Steeped in history, Arlington is a picturesque and vibrant small town.  As the local library, we have space, activities and events for all ages and serve a variety of functions.  We partner with many area entities including the schools, community center and health services.  Housed in a newer building neighboring both town’s schools, the Martha Canfield Library is a valuable community asset.
The Director manages all aspects of running a library, supervises other staff and volunteers, works closely with our Board of Trustees, and collaborates with various community endeavors. With excellent communication, promotion, planning and organizational skills, the Director will work to maintain and to continue to grow our library and its services.
Qualifications are nonprofit administration or library experience preferred.  A bachelor’s degree is required, with a willingness to earn Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 3 years of employment if the degree is not directly related.  The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience and have successfully worked with volunteers.  This is a 32-hour per week position with a salary range of $45k-$50k.  Compensation package includes a retirement plan and generous leave time.  The anticipated start date is the end of May.
If you are interested in becoming the Library Director who will continue our success, send a letter of application and resume to MCLibraryDirectorSearch@gmail.com.  Application deadline is April 10, 2024.
– Posted 4/4/24

Library Director – Starksboro Public Library (Starksboro, VT)

The Starksboro Public Library is seeking a skilled and organized Library Director to plan, manage, and direct the operations and personnel of the library. In addition to managing the library, the Director develops programs and activities that promote a welcoming space for people of all ages to find community spirit and connection.

The position is approximately 16-21 hours a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and rotating Saturdays, at the rate of $21-$23 per hour, with limited benefits.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries.

Preferred candidates should possess a Library Science degree or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship or be willing to work toward certification and have two-three years professional library experience. Candidates should demonstrate excellent technology skills, including knowledge of Google Workspace and be self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills.

For a description of the position and more detail, go to our website.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to leahrhamiltonvt@gmail.com with “Starksboro Public Library – Library Director Opening” as the subject. The position is open until filled.

– Posted 3/20/24

Head Librarian / Director – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

is seeking

HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

who will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center. This person will manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. A successful candidate will have knowledge of grant funding opportunities and have a history of successful grant writing.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long-term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversee personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library and community center.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunity underway in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the operations of the library and community center, while being responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references. Cover letter should include interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and experience. Please submit by Thursday, March 28 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Manning or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org

– Posted 3/12/24

Part-Time Library Director – Butterfield Library / Westminster Institute (Westminster, VT)

The Butterfield Library has a part-time position for a skilled and energetic Library Director. We are looking for candidates excited to bring new and creative ideas to shape our library of the future. In addition to managing the library, the Director will develop new programs and activities, expand community outreach, and create a welcoming space for people of all ages to enjoy and learn.

The position is approximately 17-20 hours a week, at the rate of $21-$23 per hour, with limited benefits. Some evening and/or weekend hours are included. The schedule will be developed in coordination with the successful candidate after assessing the current schedule. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to sjharlow@myfairpoint.net or jgrout@high5adventure.org, Butterfield Library Trustees. The position is open until filled.

For a description of the position and more detail, go to: butterfieldlibrarywestminster.wordpress.com.

The Butterfield Library, part of the Westminster Institute located in Westminster village, has a 100-year history of serving the community.

– Posted 3/5/24

Library Director – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library seeks a Director who has the skills and experience to provide leadership to all aspects of our thriving town library. The ideal candidate will not only possess the technical and managerial skills of a Director, but will be equally accomplished in building connections with staff, patrons, the community, and other stakeholders of New London, NH. The new Director will be ready to enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change.

The Director reports to a seven-member elected governing Board and works collaboratively with the library staff, the Friends of the Library, community partners, and the Town of New London to provide essential library programs to its 4,600 residents. Supported by a $600,000 municipal appropriation, the Library is proud of its many services, including homebound delivery, digital offerings, a public meeting room, museum passes, and the Tracy Little Free Library at Bucklin Beach. The community also enjoys the Olmstead designed Garden at Tracy Library. The garden was completed in 1926 and restored in 2002 with community and financial support. Jane Tracy’s vision of a garden enjoyed by all, lives on through the help of generous donors and hardworking volunteers.

Key opportunities for a new Director are enhancing library services, strengthening the development of staff, implementing the recommendations of the newly executed Strategic Plan conducted with the support of ReThinking Libraries , and continuing to update, renovate, and maintain the Library facility.

Our Community. The Town of New London is located in the beautiful Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. It offers four seasons of unique retail, fine dining, and entertainment. Springtime is best for trail exploring; summer brings band concerts, festivals, fairs and parades; fall brings autumn foliage; and winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Attractions include the Town Common—a lovely place to sit and relax, Main Street—small shops, casual eateries, and historic buildings, the Bob Andrews Memorial Ice Rink, and Pleasant Lake with its beautiful beach and lake for kayakers, boaters, and canoeists. New London students attend the Kearsarge Regional School District serving seven communities.

Responsibilities. The Library Director formulates and oversees implementation of library goals, policy recommendations, procedures, programs, and projects in accordance with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees in accordance with the NH Library Association. Providing vision, direction, and leadership, the Director is responsible for, but not limited to, the delivery of library services; oversight of human resources; development and presentation of the annual budget; coordination of collaborative, strong relationships with the Library Board and the Friends of the Library; and a continued knowledge and interest of current trends in public libraries.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of supervisory and managerial library experience. Essential attributes include personal integrity, demonstrated skill and experience with budgeting, excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills, a focus on creating a culture of trust and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and a demonstrated ability to provide leadership throughout the library. The Director should possess demonstrable communication skills collaborating with the library, its staff and stakeholders and the community. A sense of curiosity, creativity, and innovation; a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for libraries; the ability to blend tradition with change; and prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board are desirable attributes and qualifications for the next Tracy Memorial Library Director.

Other Considerations/Requirements. We are looking for someone who is ready to be “the face of Tracy Memorial Library” in our community. Someone who is a great communicator and multi-tasker, who will find innovative ways to connect our services and patrons. Someone who knows the library workday can be variable and include everything from handing a beaming child their first library card to triaging facility issues with grace and patience. Someone who understands and appreciates a much beloved small-town library.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $70,000-85,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications), and an attractive fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact the Board of Trustees at Tracy Memorial Library at DirectorSearch@tracylibrary.org Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to DirectorSearch@tracylibrary.org. This position posting closes March 8, 2024.

– Posted 1/28/24

Library Director – South Londonderry Free Library (Londonderry, VT)

South Londonderry Free Library
Library Director/Librarian Job Description

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college, or a VT Certificate of Public Librarianship, or working towards certification/degree.

Reports to: The South Londonderry Library Association Board of Trustees

Position summary: The Library Director shall be responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Library, including supervision of volunteers and employees. The Director is responsible for carrying out the Library’s policies and for staffing the Library during posted hours. The Director shall be responsible for informing the public/patrons of programs and activities and shall provide a monthly report for the Board.

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Overall management of the day-today operation of the library;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library regulations and trends;
  • Operational management of staff, volunteers, initiatives and budget as created by the Board of Trustees.
  • Recommendations and implementation of policies and procedures adopted by the Board.
  • Identification, design, and management of programs;
  • Promotion of library and programs through physical and digital channels;
  • Understanding of computers and software such as Library World, Weebly and Mailchimp;
  • Ability to assist patrons with computer and reference questions;
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical data and library records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws;
  • Oversees the selection and ordering of books and other materials;
  • Supervision of circulation- physical and digital;
  • Management of facilities to provide safe, inclusive, and inviting space;
  • Work to secure adequate grant and external funds;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities;
  • Presentation of monthly reports to the Board
  • Responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned by the Board

Compensation: The starting hourly range for this position is $24-$26 per hour for 24 hours per week.We also offer benefits in discussion with candidates. Pay will be based on experience.

How to apply: For further information, email us at southlondonderryfreelibrary@yahoo.com. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to that same address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

– Posted 1/28/24

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

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin by the end of January or before. The position is 30 hours per week, including  evenings and Saturdays.

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. They 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
  • 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
  • managing and planning the library budget using Quickbooks software
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and other 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 501(c)(3) 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.

Salary Will be based on experience and qualifications with a potential range of $37,000-$42,000 for a 30 hour work week.

Applications will be accepted through January 17, 2024. Preferred start date is by the end of January or prior.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: board@nhcl.org

– Posted 12/12/23

Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

The Solomon Wright Public Library in Pownal, VT, is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. That person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff. This will be a 26 hour per week position; associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s preferred. Pownal residency not required. For job description and application portal, please click the link below.
– Posted 12/5/23

Director – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

Exciting Opportunity Alert! Join Our Bookish Adventure!

Are you a creative, tech-savvy, and enthusiastic library wizard? The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is on the hunt for a vibrant new Director to lead our library into the future!

Who We Are: Nestled in the heart of scenic Troy, NH. Our library boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Imagine working in a town surrounded by the beauty of Mount Monadnock, offering endless outdoor adventures, and just a few hours away from vibrant cities like Boston and Portland!

What You’ll Be Doing: As our Library Director, you’ll be the maestro behind the scenes, orchestrating everything from innovative tech programs to community events. Dive into the world of books, bytes, and beyond! Your role includes managing our annual budget, leading a talented team, organizing fabulous events for all ages, and ensuring our library remains the heart of Troy.

Qualifications for Our Dream Director: Do you have a Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program? Amazing! We will value your passion and experience. If you have at least four years of library experience, excellent leadership skills, and a knack for customer service, we want to hear from you!

Perks of the Job: This full-time position (35 hours/week) offers flexibility, including evening and occasional Saturday hours. You will enjoy an attractive compensation package including, vacation and sick time, health and dental insurance, and the NH Retirement System. We’re all about work-life balance!

How to Apply: Ready to embark on this literary journey with us? Send your cover letter, résumé, and 3 references as a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com. Use the subject line “Gay-Kimball Library Director Position” to ensure your application gets the attention it deserves. We hope to fill this position by the New Year. Please apply early!

Join us in spreading the love for reading, learning, and community at the Gay-Kimball Library. Apply now and let the adventures begin!

– Posted 11/28/23