Serves as the administrative officer of the Library under the general direction of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the Library. The Director ensures conformity with the mission/goals/objectives and policies established by the Board ofTrustees, in accordance with municipal, state and federal laws and regulations. Recommends to the Board of Trustees the appointment of all employees.
The Director is accountable for five major areas of responsibility:
- Management and development of the staff
- Maintenance of the physical plant
- Sustaining a viable collection
- Developing and administering the operating budget
- Maintaining the good will of patrons, the public, and town officials to determine community interests and develop responsive new programs and services
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*
- Ensures all personnel promote and support the mission/goals/objectives of the Library, abide by all laws and regulations governing libraries, and implement all Sandown Public Library policies and procedures.
- Assesses community preferences for library services and evaluates trends to keep abreast of needed changes.
- Formulates, sets priorities for, and implements Long Range goals and objectives regarding library operations in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and staff and recommends policies and procedures to meet them.
- Articulates and interprets library policies and procedures through staff meetings, written statements, manuals, and reports.
- Directs daily operations to ensure high quality and cost effective services. Collects and analyzes statistics to evaluate effectiveness of operations and functions.
- Recruits, interviews, and recommends staff appointments to the Board of Trustees. Supervises and reviews performance of all library staff.
- Ensures all personnel policies are enforced and performance review schedules are maintained.
- Develops and oversees collection development plan.
- Ensures strict confidentiality of personnel issues, patron records, and non-public documents.
- Teaches, models, and sustains excellent customer service practices, leadership and supervisory skills.
- Prepares annual budget with Board of Trustees. Articulates budget needs and answers questions related to financial needs, both in terms of operations and capital items. Copresents budget request to Selectmen and Budget Committee with Trustees.
- Administers and manages the approved budget in concert with the Library Bookkeeper. Adjusts expenditure patterns with Board of Trustees as necessary and authorizes bills for payment.
-Ensures implementation of proper accounting principles and safeguards.
- Manages Library revenue (fines, fees, donations, grants, trust funds, etc.); seeks and secures contributions to Library services and programs from external sources.
- Prepares and maintains, for Board approval, required reports to the Town and State; prepares correspondence and detailed reports for Board members and Town officials.
- Manages and assures proper maintenance of the building and equipment, including the electrical, heating, ventilating, and mechanical systems. Deals with service contractors and vendors for repairs and maintenance. Coordinates and supervises interior arrangements of the physical facility. Assesses needs and recommends new or replacement purchases. Negotiates contracts. Manages and executes goals and objectives of the Library Technology Plan and works with the network maintenance contractor. Represents the Library to the patrons, the community, and professional groups.
- Oversees library public relations, including writing press releases, outreach, and marketing services.
- Reviews and responds to Right-to-Know requests pursuant to New Hampshire laws.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Acts as liaison to Town Departments.
- Attends Town Department Head meetings.
- Assists and guides local volunteer groups and serves as a member of the Friends of the Library.
- Serves as Board representative to Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative and other library or government organizations as needed.
- Maintains current knowledge of public library services and trends through reading appropriate literature and attendance at workshops and conferences.
- Maintains connections to and represents Library to State Library, statewide and regional library associations; keeps abreast of American Library Association information and actions.
- Performs other duties as required.
Requirements: MLS|MLIS with 3-5 years of library management experience, thorough knowledge of current library practices and resources, technology skills necessary to administer library, experience in developing and managing budgets, demonstrated skills in HR supervision, and a sense of humor.
Salary to be commensurate with experience; benefits included.
Please send resume with cover letter and three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Tina M. Owens Board of Trustees, Sandown Public Library, 305 Main Street, P.O. Box 580, Sandown NH 03873
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2013