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Library Director, Gafney Library (Sanbornville, NH)


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’s 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.)

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.


·         BA or BS 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.  MLIS/MLS and prior library experience is desirable.

·         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.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$45,000.00 - $60,000.00  / year

Closing Date

March 15, 2024

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and resume to


2024-02-09 |  Quick link to this job