Shedd Free Library - Washington NH
The Shedd Free Library in Washington, NH is seeking an organized, friendly, experienced library director.
Washington is a small scenic town in southwestern New Hampshire, with a population of about 1,100 and a significant population increase during summer months. The Shedd Free Library was founded in 1869. Currently, it circulates a media collection of almost 10,000 items, and offers 3 computers for public use.
Primary Responsibilities: The Library Director must have a thorough knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends. Under the supervision and direction of the Library Trustees, the Library Director administers, plans and oversees all aspects of library operations including: supervising part time staff and volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building maintenance; automation and the use of technology; program planning and implementation; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community relations. The Library Director is the primary Library ambassador to the community and represents the Library in interactions with town officials.
This 20-hour-a-week position includes Tuesday (10AM-5PM), Thursday (1PM-7PM), and one Saturday per month (10AM-1PM). An additional seven hours per week are allotted for administrative work and meeting requirements. The Director must be available for meetings and other evening hours on occasion.
Qualifications: The candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity and innovation in promoting the Library’s mission, while demonstrating understanding and respect for the needs, interest and demands of the community. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.
A bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field preferred. Completion of Basic Library Techniques classes, professional certificate of librarianship, or equivalent experience will be considered.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to SFLDirector26@gmail.com or via mail to Shedd Free Library Search Committee, PO Box 288, 46 North Main Street, Washington, NH 03280. Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2019.
To apply for this job email your details to SFLDirector26@gmail.com