Monday, December 11, 2017

Library Director, Libbie Cass Library, Springfield

Libbie Cass Library in Springfield, NH is eagerly looking forward to hiring a half-time library director (with possibility of increased hours in the future) who would be eager to work with its trustees to improve the contributions of the library to the town of Springfield. The library is at a crucial time of innovation and growth with plans for facility improvements including physical as well as technological growth.

Qualifications, Minimal
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college
Desired (not required)
  • Major in library science 
  • Master's degree in library science
  • Experience in community relations
  • Experience as librarian in a town library
  • Experience as a library director 
Position Opportunities:

Administer the total library program: This includes but is not necessarily limited to filling patron requests as for inter-library loans and new purchases; developing the library collection, meeting patron needs as well as improving quality of services; weeding the collection, checking in and out materials and shelving; overseeing appearance, amenities, and the upkeep thereof; overseeing the volunteer program including recruiting, training, scheduling, keeping communication channels effective, improving community relations including outreach, developing programs, both educational and entertaining, guaranteeing the library is open when it should be, being present when scheduled, obtaining substitutes when necessary, and recruiting volunteers; keeping a watchful eye on the building and physical facilities, directing the library to purchase the best supplies at the most reasonable prices; and supervising the scholarship fund in various manners. 

Observe and follow the distinctions between the roles of the Library Director and those of the Trustees in all areas relating to policies and finances of the library. Understand and adhere to the defined boundaries between these positions.

Recommend for employment or termination of other staff members as necessary and legal and to the trustees who would decide the appropriate action(s). To submit to the trustees for approval of all promotions and salary increases.

Attend and contribute to all appropriate meetings called by the trustees. If necessary, to designate a substitute to attend.

To prepare any necessary local, state, or federal budgets or reports in conjunction with the trustee.

Originate and/or prepare grant requests for private or governmental assistance to improve the library.

To work with town officials as necessary including maintaining information to meet the needs of auditors.

Salary: Negotiable and correlated with individual qualifications 

Closing Date: Open until filled

To Apply: Please send resumé and cover letter to or PO Box 89, Springfield, NH  03284