The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional to join their team as a full-time Librarian III- Head of Youth and Community Services! The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!
The Librarian III provides professional leadership and supervision of the Youth Department (Children’s and Teen Services), as well as programming and community engagement activities for all ages. This requires developing community partnerships to promote and support initiative programs and services that meet the current and emerging needs of the community and the Library. This position serves as a resource to and assists all Library service departments in the application of community outreach. They will be a member of the Executive and Senior Administration teams and will manage the Library in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director. Specific job duties can be found in the job description.
The ideal candidate will have strong supervision and communication skills and will be passionate about the work they do and the community they work in!
About the City of Keene
A friendly and vibrant college town with over 23,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. As the hub of Cheshire County, the Keene community places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally sourced food and products, and historic preservation. You’ll find the best characteristics of small city living here, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, the arts, farmer’s markets, a growing food co-op, festivals, events, and live theaters. If you prefer to stay busy with outdoor recreation opportunities, there are many green areas, parks, ponds, and lakes in the area, as well as a vast trail system for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. With convenient access to Interstate 91, many popular ski areas are within close proximity as well. Keene is a welcoming area with something for everyone, including sports leagues for youth and adults (such as an adult softball league, rugby, and ice hockey). We even have our very own collegiate baseball team, the Keene Swamp Bats, which we welcome to the area every summer!
The City offers a variety of public and private education opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12. We are also home to Keene State College, which is ranked by U.S News and World Report as a top regional college, as well as River Valley Community College, and a private graduate school, Antioch University of New England. Your healthcare needs will be covered by Cheshire Medical Center, which is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and a leading employer, with numerous satellite locations.
The City offers a diverse economy which includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders. It is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals!
Education and Experience (but are not limited to)
• A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or closely related field is required, plus 5 years related experience, with at least 3 years’ experience with staff supervision and development, programming, education/training, and public speaking.
• Must have demonstrated ability of successfully managing concurrent outreach efforts, large-scale planning, coordination and execution of these efforts, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Working knowledge of library software for cataloging, and circulation services including LC OCLC and MARC.
Salary and Benefits include:
• This full-time position offers a salary range of $68,004- $84,745 annually.
Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE! The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!
Ready to apply?
If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, October 1, 2023 at midnight EST.
To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs.
Job Description link can be found by visiting the advertisement on our job opportunity site: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs
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