Employment: Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library

Employment: Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library

Looking to work in a small public library? Seeking to gain management experience as you work with trustees? You should consider this position. The Chesterfield Public Library in Chesterfield, NH is seeking a Full Time Library Director.

Position Information:

This position provides an excellent opportunity for someone with the right academic focus, technological insight, and futuristic vision who wants to make a mark for the citizens of a small New England Town.

The Library supports the surrounding area of Chesterfield, West Chesterfield, and the village of Spofford with its crystal clear 739-acre lake ideal for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, bald eagle watching, tubing, and skiing. If you love nature at its best, consider applying for this position and helping Chesterfield grow. Chesterfield is easily accessible off I-91 and centrally located between Albany NY, Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Hartford CT. The local hospital is within the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Network providing excellent medical care.

The Town of Chesterfield recently entered into partnership with a major utility to build a high-speed fiber optic network directly to all homes and businesses in the community. The Library provides high-speed Wi-Fi access to its visitors and on-line services to its patrons. It is important that the Library Director possess the skills and experience necessary to embrace those capabilities by executing best industry practices and seamless day to day use of an Integrated Library System such as Apollo or Atriuum. Creative Facebook Postings and chronology of events is a must.

“Community” is an integral part of the library. The Library Director must have the vision to take the physical aspects of the library to the next level by creating flexible, inter-generational spaces that can dynamically accommodate multiple generations and different uses. Consideration of public needs within the confines of public spaces is also key, e.g., quiet and increased privacy for research and computer use in one area while maintaining chatty, community interaction areas in another. The employment of Mobile Shelving can be used as a tool to support these goals and public events.

The Library Director will report to the Chesterfield Library Trustees forming a partnership through management of the Operating Budget and Execution of Library Policies & Procedures. The Director will maintain oversight of the Library Staff in day to day operations and be asked to apply for Grants that would benefit the Library and Community.

Desired Qualities and Benefits:

The Library Trustees emphasis is on a candidate with formal academic credentials from an institute offering an American Library Association Accredited Master’s Program in Library and Information Studies in addition to practical experience in a Library Setting.

Although listed as a Full-time Position, it entails 35 hours per week. Typical Benefits include: Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time, Health and Retirement Benefits issued through the Town of Chesterfield. The annual salary range for this full-time position is commensurate to a candidate’s academic credentials and experience ($30,000 – $38,000).

Employment is subject to a background check and fingerprinting.

How to Apply:

Please submit a current resume under cover with 3 references to: Trustees@chesterfieldlibrary.org

Or mail them to:
Chesterfield Public Library
Att. Library trustees
524 Rte 63
Chesterfield, NH 03443

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