Posted: Jan 23, 2024

Interim Library Director

Brookline Public Library - Brookline, NH
Application Deadline: N/A
Public Library

Brookline Public Library Interim Library Director,

Job Type: Part-time 25-30 hrs/week, Temporary 

Purpose: This part-time position serves as manager of library operations while the Board of Trustees conducts a search for a permanent director.  

Essential Functions:  

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)  

  • Oversee all aspects of library operations including collection management, program development, budget management, community relations, oversight of library building and grounds, and maintenance. 
  • Manage a staff of 7 employees including preparing for payroll and scheduling staff. 
  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees and attend monthly Trustee meetings. 
  • Represent the Library at monthly Hillstown Cooperative meetings. 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:  Baccalaureate degree.  Master's degree in Library Information Science preferred.  Minimum of three years in a library supervisory role or other relevant experience. Familiarity with current library software and technologies, as well as social media platforms.  Ability to multi-task, problem-solve and be flexible. Excellent interpersonal skills.  Able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.   

Physical and Mental Requirements:  (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.) 

Physical Skills: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work at a desk; regularly convey information to employees and the public. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds, such as supplies, folders, and books. Certain tasks require the ability to view computer screens for extended periods of time. 

Motor Skills: Position requires the application of basic motor skills for activities including but not limited to operating a personal computer, office equipment, word processing, pushing, pulling, or lifting office equipment, and the sorting of papers. 

Visual Skills: Position requires the employee to constantly read documents, computer screens, and reports for understanding and analytical purposes. The employee is rarely required to determine color differences. 

Supervision:  Work is performed under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Library Trustees at [email protected].  Interested candidates may also mail or drop off their cover letter and resume at the Brookline Public Library, 16 Main Street, Brookline, NH 03033. Candidates will be subject to a background check. Position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.   

The Brookline Public Library is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.