The Board of Trustees of the Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with excellent interpersonal, outreach, and technology skills to serve as its Library Director. The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, social media promotion, and facility maintenance.
The right candidate will have library work experience, strong knowledge of and skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, strategic planning, and organizational skills. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities in regards to leadership, communication, and public relations.
The Blaisdell Memorial Library is located in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a community of just under 5,000 residents, has over 2,500 patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of approximately 20,000 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.
An accredited MLS/MLIS plus 3 years professional library experience is preferred, with at least 1 year in a supervisory position. In lieu of a MLS/MLIS, a combination of professional library experience and 3+ years working as a professional educator is also deemed preferential. Further, participation in library organizations/programs also demonstrates commitment to the profession and will be viewed favorably.
This is a full-time, 40-hour/week position with a salary range of $42,000 – $49,000, plus benefits.
The closing date for applications is July 7, 2017. The new director’s anticipated start date is to be sometime the week of August 28th, and in no event later than September 1st.
To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three current professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org, to the attention of Susan Medeiros, Board of Trustees. There is no need to submit hard copies of any materials, but if you feel compelled, you may additionally submit copies to:
Blaisdell Memorial Library, Attn: Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 115, Nottingham, NH 03290.
In closing, if you devour books, movies, music, and the arts… if you are hoping to lead a vibrant public library at the heart of a supportive community… and if you love serving the needs of many regular, enthusiastic patrons of all ages… then please consider applying!