Gay Kimball Library – Library Director
Position Overview: The director, under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff. Additionally, the director performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in line with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the State of NH library laws.
This is a representation of the duties of this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities and duties required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Carries out library policies.
2. Serves as administrator of the library.
a. Responsible for all daily operations of the library including scheduling and supervising staff.
b. Assembles, preserves, and administers an organized collection of books, audio, visual and other materials using the guidelines set forth in the library policies.
c. Selects and orders materials based on professional reviews plus patron and staff input.
d. Determines the use of or disposition of donated materials.
e. Maintains a deselection schedule based on the CREW method and local use.
f. Maintains working knowledge of all Library tasks including circulation desk functions, inter-library loan, etc.
3. Provides programming for all ages and plans the Summer Reading Program.
4. Develops and supports computer information services to fit the needs of the community.
5. Oversees and arranges for building, equipment, and grounds maintenance and repair.
6. Manages the pick-up and distribution of Library mail.
7. Maintains a close working relationship with the Town and Troy Elementary School.
8. Maintains social media platforms and website.
9. Provides or plans outreach at the school, town events, etc.
10. Plans and oversees the book sales.
1. Attends monthly Board of Trustees meetings and prepares the agenda with the input of the Trustees.
2. Assists Board in updating policies and job descriptions as needed.
3. Acts with the Board of Trustees on any written complaints concerning Library materials or management.
Statistical Accountability and Budget:
1. Collects monthly statistics and reports to the board monthly.
2. Collaborates with the Board on preparing the annual budget for both Town Tax monies and other Library funding. Attends Budget hearing and Town Meeting to speak in support of the Library budget, if needed.
3. Manages all expenditures.
4. Applies due diligence in spending, keeps abreast of external resources, and applies for grants.
5. Assists the board with defining short and long term goals as part of the town Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) program, including warrant articles for large Library projects.
6. Maintains Board of Trustees meeting minutes repository per retention requirements.
1. Attends meetings, workshops and seminars as time and money permits and shares knowledge with staff and Trustees.
2. Maintains current knowledge of computer use and application.
3. Keeps informed of changes in technology and library trends.
Minimum Physical Requirements
Applicant must be able to bend and stretch while shelving books, stand for several hours at a time, carry at least 20 pounds, be comfortable climbing stairs, and perform light general maintenance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations can be made if needed.
Qualifications: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work.
Demonstrated customer service skills.
Essential skills include:
• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of professional library management.
• Knowledge of finances for preparing and managing budgets.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and library system computer applications.
• Exhibit courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and the confidential handling of a variety of issues.
• Ability to build a positive team environment, manage, and motivate staff.
• Excellent planning, time management, and organization skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills; strong listening skills.
• Enjoy working with the public of all ages and being the face of the library in the community.
Exempt Position: Salaried. 35-hour workweek that is flexible to include meetings and library events that do not fall during normal library hours. Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.
Salary range of $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement and sick and vacation time. Hiring is contingent on a background check.
The Gay-Kimball Library is an equal opportunity employer.