Library Director

Hope Library

Hope, RI

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$25.00 per Hour   Calculate


Hope, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The Hope Library Board of Trustees seeks a self-directed, customer-focused, forward-thinking individual who is passionate about libraries, its patrons and their role in small communities to serve as Library Director.  Working under the direction of the Board of Trustees this individual will work to meet the information and library needs of all patrons; directing, training and supervising staff for optimum service.  In addition, will expand onsite and virtual programming, revitalize our patron base while providing traditional core library services to the Village of Hope and its’ surrounding communities.

Outline of duties

-Grant writing and fundraising skills

-Excellent planning and organizational skills

-Directs and oversees programming and public relations, including all social media accounts, and the library’s website

-Ability to coordinate building maintenance

-Working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library application, including Sierra

-Works closely with the Board of Trustee and attends monthly meetings

-Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and management and organization of library operations including collection development.

-Is responsible for long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.

-Prepares various kinds of statistical reports on finances, circulating stock, computer usage and circulation.

-Attend all applicable state (OLIS) and consortium (OSL) meetings.

-Other duties as needed

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Health insurance, Vacation & Sick time

Additional Info & Requirements

Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory background check and drug screening.

Covid 19 vaccination required or proof of same within 45 days of hire.

The Community

Hope Library is located in the heart of historic Hope village, across from Hope Elementary School.


HR Info

Please send resumes to:

Posted Sep 14, 2021