Kelley Library

Salem NH

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


Not Specified


Salem, NH





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Kelley Library Board of Trustees, of Salem NH, is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, community oriented leader with proven management and supervisory skills to manage and direct the operations of its library. The Library Director’s vision for the future should incorporate a thorough understanding of emerging technologies as well as a deep understanding of library principles, practices, issues and trends.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, overseeing personnel, facility management, and administering programs and services.  The Director will attend monthly Trustee meetings and other local government meetings during the budget process. The Director will build partnerships with local groups and organizations in order to foster relationships that will benefit the library and community. The director will support library staff to reach their professional goals. The Director will engage in a process of continuous reflection and improvement of library services through a customer centric lens. Kelley Library is a member of GMILCS library consortium and the Library Director will participate in the boards and committees within that organization.

The ideal candidate will hold an MLS or MLIS from an accredited school and will have 10 years of diverse and progressively more responsible supervisory experience in public libraries.

The candidate will have experience

●        Working with town/city boards

●        As a manager and supervisor of personnel

●        In facility management and capital projects

●        Providing exceptional customer service

●        Creating and executing an annual budget

The Community

About the area

In 2019, New Hampshire was voted the 2nd best state to live according to U.S. News and World Report. Salem NH borders Massachusetts and its retail industry thrives due to New Hampshire’s lack of sales tax. Salem NH is an economically diverse bedroom community for the Metro-Boston area with easy access to Route 93. Salem has approximately 30,000 residents.  Salem has invested in its public schools with a newly renovated high school and 5 recently refurbished elementary schools for its approx.  3,600 students.  Salem also offers a small number of private and charter schools.  In addition, Salem boasts the most active senior center in the state and a thriving Boys & Girls Club.  Salem is an ideal community in which to live, work and play for families and professionals.


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HR Info

This is a full-time position, with a competitive annual salary and excellent benefits package.  Please refer to  for the full job description. EOE. Interested individuals must submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to the Kelley Library Trustees via email to  Review of applications begins on 12/10/2019.

Posted Oct 31, 2019