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 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

Librarian I – Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with excellent public service skills and experience working with youth and young adults to join their team as a Librarian I – Youth and Community Services. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Youth and Community Services staff to plan, promote, deliver and assess library programs within the Library and outreach services at other locations.
  • Assists in the planning, marketing, conducting and facilitating of programs and meetings held at the Library.
  • Provides reference and reader advisory assistance primarily in the Youth and Teen area.
  • Ensures effective and safe experiences for members of the public using the library spaces.
  • Coordinates and implements the necessary set up/break down of furniture and equipment for library programs and outside meetings, including sweeping, vacuuming and other cleaning after events.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of library experience or library training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in library science is desirable, as well as experience working with youth and young adults.
  • Comfortable using video editing, audiovisual software and equipment, online meeting platforms, library software, circulation services, Microsoft Office Suite and room booking software.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required as work hours may vary from week to week.

Pay and Benefits include:
This position works 32 hours per week and offers a competitive starting pay range of $27.62-$34.41 per hour and is benefit eligible.

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today.

Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply:
Job Description: Librarian I – Youth and Community Services


– Posted 11/26/23

Assistant Librarian – Dover Free Library (East Dover, VT)

Responsible for day-to-day operation of the library, including public services and technical/clerical services, under supervision of the library director.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, including running the library in library director’s absence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cordially and cooperatively
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in using computers and office machines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an environment which is changing very rapidly, particularly in the area of information technology
  • Work one evening a week and one Saturday a month


  • Assist library patrons in a welcoming manner
  • Help with basic reference service
  • Manage circulation desk, including circulating materials, handling overdues, and shelving materials.
  • Offer interlibrary loan and reserve services, and help patrons fill out necessary forms
  • Instruct patrons in use of computer-based resources
  • Social media marketing, using programs such as MailChimp, Canva, etc.
  • Supervise and train volunteers in such areas as shelving, shelf reading, filing and processing books.
  • Technical services, including periodicals, cataloging assistance; collection of statistics; processing of new materials; ordering of supplies
  • Miscellaneous duties, depending on interest, may include: creation of book displays, help with programming for children and/or adults
  • Attend professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Occasional light housekeeping such as water plants and running vacuum.
  • Other duties as needed


  • Familiarity with library services
  • Superior technical knowledge
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

Position Details:

  • Position is full time, 35 – 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus health insurance and other benefits
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
  • Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at

– Posted 11/12/23

Program Coordinator – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

General Summary:

The Program Coordinator develops and facilitates a variety of adult programs appropriate for the Carpenter-Carse Library and Hinesburg community and collaborates with the Youth Librarian on providing programs for youth and families. This person also handles reservations and use of the library’s Community Room and assists patrons at the circulation desk during regularly scheduled shifts each week.

This is an in-person, 20 hours a week position which includes some evenings and Saturdays. The weekly schedule for this position can vary depending on programming and library needs.


  • Researches, contacts, and arranges programs and events with presenters, lecturers, and performers.
  • Facilitates programs using personal experience and resources when applicable, such as leading clubs and lectures.
  • Maintains ongoing programs while introducing new events in response to community interests and needs.
  • Promotes programs through various platforms such as posters, brochures, the library website, social media, internal library listservs, e-newsletter and community outreach events.
  • Respond to patrons requests, registrations and questions; send email reminders and updates to interested patrons.
  • Works with presenters to help with a welcoming and smooth transition.
  • Has excellent communication skills and can engage effectively with staff and the general public.
  • Is a creative thinker who can bring fresh, new ideas to the library, while running programs already implemented.
  • Sets up and breaks down program space, assists presenter(s), and ensures that both the presenter and attendees have a positive experience.
  • Purchases materials required for programs, requests invoices from presenters, and keeps a record of expenditures to maintain the adult programming budget.
  • Records attendance statistics of all adult programs for future planning and annual reporting.
  • Stays up-to-date on library and programming trends.
  • Collaborates with the Youth Librarian to develop and facilitate regular youth and family programming.
  • Manages the Community Room calendar for both library and public use, including rotating art displays.
  • Communicates with the public regarding Community Room reservations; manages paperwork and deposits, and ensures all room users adhere to guidelines.
  • Keeps a record of public room use for the annual statistics report.
  • Maintains knowledge of all library policies and circulation procedures; helps to regularly staff the front desk and assist patrons in general use of the library.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree and experience in library programming preferred.
  • Experience in a library environment or event planning.
  • Be a people person and a team player who loves working with the community.
  • Proficiency in office computer applications, the use of internet search engines, and social media as well as an ability to learn the library’s circulation software.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references to Rob Broder at by November 17, 2023. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and engaging experience for our patrons and community.

This is an hourly position at $20.00 an hour. (20 hours a week)

– Updated 10/31/23

Library Assistant – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin, NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting gathering space for everyone.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704.

Please visit our site by clicking here. We are looking to fill this role ASAP.

General Capabilities:
Candidates will have a demonstrated passion for matching patrons with physical and digital experiences. They should have a working at the circulation desk, a knowledge of library policies and procedures, be conversant with our digital resources, and be familiar with our integrated library system. While not all are required they will be a quick and eager learner. We have a training program ready to go working with our Circulation Librarian.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the library as directed
  • Checking in and checking out books using Biblionix
  • Accessioning new books, magazines, and other content
  • Cataloging and weeding books, general upkeep of the collection
  • Staffing the circulation desk
  • Assisting patrons with the computer and internet
  • Helping to implement programs
  • Attending professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Demonstrating interest in participating in paralibrarian certification
  • Working hours as scheduled by the Director
  • Teaming with our volunteers to ensure the best patron experiences.

Hours: Approximately 18 hours/week
Pay: commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902 and expanded, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure. Take a look by clicking here.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting intergenerational gathering space.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704. In FY2022, the library had a $136,980 budget and we are planning on a small increase in FY2023. The budget funds for up to 36 hours of library assistants. We have a community of volunteers who supplement the assistants as needed.

Please review this description and arrange for an introductory meeting. We are looking to fill this role immediately. We are excited about our growth and have a strong base to build on. Our new librarian will be a very important leader in defining our future engagement trajectory.

Our Ideal Director
The Director will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. They will foster a collaborative and cooperative work style with staff, Trustees, and other town department heads. The Director is an active budget, policy and program development leader. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the community and comfortable in managing planning, assessing patron needs of all ages, and driving future engagement.

The director will be responsible for the managerial, administrative, and financial management of the library. They will also oversee the collection, service patrons, supervise staff and volunteers, and partner with the town administrator.

The director will play a pivotal role in implementing our Better Together strategy that imagines, creates, and delivers lifelong learning programs and information services. We do this in partnership with other town organizations.


  • Leadership and overall management for the library;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library regulations and trends;
  • Operational management of staff, budget, and initiatives;
  • Presentation of monthly reports/dashboards representing usage, activity, and financial updates;
  • Identification, design, and management of all adult and children’s programs;
  • Promotion of library and library programs through physical and digital channels;
  • Understanding of Apollo Biblionix, web site and data management;
  • Maintenance of financial records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws;
  • Management and recommendation of policies and procedures;
  • Maintenance of records as required by state;
  • Supervision of circulation- physical and digital;
  • Management of facilities to provide safe, inclusive, and inviting library space;
  • Supervision of all library staff and volunteers;
  • Responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees;
  • Work to secure adequate grant and external funds;
  • Participate in and recommend professional development opportunities;


  • Approximately 30 hours/week but have flexibility
  • Budgeted for up to 36 hours of library assistant hours
  • Supplemented by community volunteers


  • Commensurate with experience

There are two types of candidates we are interested in:

  • An MLS (MLIS) or are working on a degree from an AALA-accredited program
  • A completed/are working on a paralibrarian certification. We are open to having a director
    mentor to provide guidance as needed.

Professional experience in public library and supervision experience are required.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Plainfield Libraries (Plainfield, NH)

Appointed by an elected board of Library Trustees and under its general direction, our Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the  Meriden Library and the Philip Read Memorial Library.  We are a community of approximately 2,400 located in the beautiful Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, close to Dartmouth College, a world-class medical center, many technology firms, as well as a multitude of recreational opportunities. This position requires independent judgment, initiative, and proven management skills.

Summary of Responsibilities: The Library Director administers, develops, and oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and evaluations of staff and volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; library technology, facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies and procedures; and vendor relations.  The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm and creativity along with an understanding and respect for the needs and interests of the community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of current library policies, practices, technologies, and trends; and strong people and task management skills are essential.

Educational Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree plus substantial work experience in a management position at a public library may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience Requirements: At least three (3) years of progressively responsible library experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits: This non-exempt position is 36 hours per week and includes occasional evening and weekend hours.  The pay rate range will be  $24.70– $27.20, depending on qualifications and experience, along with a benefits package.

See the complete job description here.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeanne Woodward-Poor,  Chair, Plainfield Libraries Board of Trustees,

The position will remain open until filled.

– Updated 10/22/23

Teen Librarian – Morristown Centennial Library (Morrisville, VT)

Are you innovative and team-oriented? Do you love working with teenagers? Morristown Centennial Library is in search of a part-time teen librarian to join our team.


  • Cultivate a robust teen programming calendar;
  • Collaborate with community organizations and local schools to support youth in the community including outreach to local school districts;
  • Create book and other displays; develop and maintain the layout and appearance of the young adult area filled with relevant resources;
  • Greet patrons warmly, interact with the public of all ages; create a safe and welcoming space;
  • Assist with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves and opening/closing procedures;
  • Support other staff members and adult volunteers as needed;
  • Facilitate the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory group;
  • Develop and maintain content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Tiktok, and Pinterest;
  • Curate our collection of young adult materials, maintaining a working knowledge of trends in young adult literature; work to engage young adults with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones; promote young adult literature on and off-site;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of library youth services and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships;
  • Serve as a mentor and leader to young adult patrons, cultivating positive relationships with youth while maintaining professional boundaries. Maintain a working knowledge of the educational and developmental needs of youth.

Morristown Centennial Library is a busy, patron-centered library in the heart of Morrisville, VT. We have a thriving youth program and are looking for a creative, positive individual to join us. Must have availability afternoon/evenings and some Saturdays. This is a part-time position. Must have experience working with teens and have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage. Vermont library certification and/or a library degree preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and recommendations to

– Posted 10/20/23

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 16 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here:

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

– Posted 10/20/23

Youth Librarian – Dover Free Library (Dover, VT)

Dover Free Library is seeking a Youth Librarian!
Youth Librarian Job Description
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Plan, budget, and conduct youth programs on a weekly basis.
  • Serve as part of the library’s team to assure coordination with library administration and other staff.
  • Work closely with Library Director to develop goals and objectives for youth services as part of the overall library strategic plan.
  • Advocate and evaluate services to youth within the community.
  • Review, develop, and manage children’s and young adult books and materials.
  • Provide reader’s advisory services to children and young adults.
  • Publicize youth services and programs.
Basic Requirements:
  • Broad knowledge of children’s needs, and a genuine caring respect for children.
  • Attain a broad knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Ability to plan and carry out all aspects of children’s programming.
  • Ability and willingness to work with other agencies serving the needs of children in the community.
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and an attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and evaluate services.
  • Knowledge of basic library services and tools, and a willingness to learn more.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office machines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to an environment which is changing rapidly,
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
Position Details:
  • Position is 20-25 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus partial health insurance and other benefits.
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at
– Posted 10/20/23