Posted: Feb 9, 2024

Library Director

Gafney Library - Sanbornville, NH
Salary: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 Monthly
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Public Library


The Gafney Library

Job Description

Library Director

Reports To: Board of Trustees (Board)

Position Summary:  This is an administrative position involving the responsibility for the day-to-day management/operations of the library. The Library Director will exercise a maximum degree of independent action in managing the daily activities of the library and is an advocate for the library within and outside the community.

Library Management: 

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs a balanced program of library services to serve the community.
  • Maintains files of critical documents:  legal, regulatory, invoices/payments, Board minutes, financial reports, etc.
  • Formulates and recommends policies to the Board; implements library policies and procedures.
  • Uses current technology that supports library functions and programs.
  • Recommends and administers policies for the procurement and processing of library materials.
  • Attends professional and other meetings on library subjects; networks with other NH Library Directors.
  • Manages the Gafney Literacy program and High School Equivalency testing center.
  • Recommends the hiring of new employees to the Board for approval. Supervises, trains, and evaluates employees. Recommends and administers personnel policies.  Maintains personnel records.  Provides in-service programs for employee training and development. Coordinates the volunteer program.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Board.

Financial Management:

  • Participates in the formulation of the annual budget with the library‚Äôs budget committee; directs and supervises the expenditure of library funds.
  • Works with the Board in developing fundraising activities.
  • In conjunction with the Board and the library bookkeeper, oversees the library payroll and bill paying disbursements.
  • Researches, drafts, and submits proposals that help the library receive grant funding.


  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the library and grounds
  • In conjunction with the Board, is responsible for new construction, repairs, and alterations to the library.

Public Relations:

  • Recommends and administers public relations programs and is responsible for the publicity for the library.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government agencies, civic and community groups, and the general public.
  • Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups regarding the objectives and activities of the library.
  • Uses current technology that advertises and promotes the library (such as maintain the library website, use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.)


  • Bachelors degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities as determined by the Board of Trustees. MLS/MLIS is desirable.
  • Five years library experience and/or similar administrative experience.
  • Computer literate. Needs to be comfortable working with Microsoft Office products, ILS, and various social media tools. Needs to be comfortable with learning/using new technology as it becomes available.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Professional Development:

  • Keeps informed of developments within the library profession.
  • Keeps informed of changes in technology and maintains current knowledge of computer use and skills.
  • Maintains membership in Library professional organizations such as NHLA.
  • Attends workshops and/or seminars as allowed in the budget.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift/carry 25-50 pounds.
  • Reaching above shoulder height and below the knee.
  • Standing for moderate periods of time.