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Library Director, Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill)

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian with experience in library services who can provide a school-wide understanding of and appreciation for the NMH library system. The Library Director reports to the Academic Dean, serves as the liaison to other academic departments, and promotes critical thinking and innovation within the curriculum. The Library Director promotes and maintains equity through a diverse collection of books and practices that make the library an inclusive space. This position provides leadership and administrative oversight in all areas of the library, including budgeting, acquisitions, collection development, research, and instruction. The library director leads a team of three staff members consisting of the Access Services & Community Engagement Librarian, the School Archivist, the Technical Services & E-resources Librarian, and three part-time librarians, including the Digital Archives Intern. This position also works closely with the Academic Technologist and the Director of Information Technology. This position provides direction for the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies in the service and operation of the library and is responsible for compliance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 


The successful applicant will hold a Master's degree in Library Sciences, five years of experience in an independent secondary school library or equivalent, and at least three years of supervisory experience. Candidates must be proficient in information technology and have knowledge of trends and developments in library services. Candidates should possess superior organizational, communication, and decision-making skills, including attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and in a timely manner, and strong management skills. Additional qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills and superb interpersonal skills that include a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively with diverse populations. Proficiency with Google Suite, citation management software, and database administration, such as Gale and ProQuest. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend and evening work, is required. 

Candidates must be familiar with boarding school life and have an interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents. They will demonstrate experience in equity and inclusion work that promotes a diverse community environment and a clear understanding of anti-bias education.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$75,000.00 - $82,000.00  /  Academic year

Closing Date

April 24, 2024

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail: cover letter, resume, transcripts and two references (references will not be contacted without prior to speaking with candidate) to:

Office of the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs - Dean of Faculty

Northfield Mount Hermon

One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA  01354

Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**

Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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