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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH

Description:

Appointed by an elected board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services.  This is an in-person (not remote) position that requires independent judgment, initiative and proven management skills, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.  The Director will also be working closely with the Library Trustees on plans for the construction of a new library facility.

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of eight plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; and community and vendor relations.  The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.  They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills. Our goal is to identify an individual who can embrace the role of manager with grace and enthusiasm while demonstrating the ability to listen and reflect.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours.  The library offers a competitive salary range ($55,598 – 73,133) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary is not expected to exceed $63,024, and will be dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.

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.

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  

A full description can be found here.

To Apply:

Submit a statement of interest, qualifications, resume, and three professions references to Susan Gaudiello (Search Committee Chair) at [email protected]. Applications received by October 17th, 2022 given priority. Position will be open until filled.