Director of Library Services

River Valley Community College

Claremont, NH

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$69,217.98 to $81,571.88 per Bi-weekly   Calculate


Claremont, NH





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

SCOPE OF WORK: To coordinate and review college learning resource needs and to provide instruction, materials, and research assistance to the college community. This position is located at River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH and reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.


  • Manages all aspects of library administration, including long-term planning, budget development and control, collection management, community and public relations, personnel selection, facilities management, effective stewardship, and ongoing assessment of library resources including data collection, review, and synthesis for annual library report and IPEDS.
  • Works effectively with individuals from all parts of the campus community; promotes the library’s resources and services to students, faculty, and staff;
  • Delivers information literacy instruction, including curriculum development and assessment, teaching in large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Manages library staff and assigned student employees. Reviews performance, trains, mentors, and oversees daily activities and priorities.
  • Fosters an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and on campus; collaborates with other departments to develop library initiatives that enhance student learning, retention, and success.
  • Plans and prepares for future growth and innovation; prepares and submits proposals for enhancement of services based on objective need analysis and use projections.
  • Works with College IT to provide adequate numbers of computers, software, and other technology for student research and assignments.
  • Maintains library website and library guide applications.
  • Develops, proposes, and administers grants related to the provision of library services.
  • Facilitates staff meetings and serves on relevant college and system committees as requested.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program with a major study in library science, including coursework in educational media and technology. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years of experience in professional library work.

License/Certification: Driver’s license for travel between campuses, as required.


  • Demonstrated ability to guide the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and administrative operation of the library; able to lead the library successfully through changing work environments within a system of participatory management and collegial governance; ability to support library staff in adapting to changes in their work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the role of the library as central to the College’s mission of academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to find, create, and curate Open Education Resources.
  • Understanding of current issues and trends in scholarly communication and copyright.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; able to build effective working relationships with campus departments, faculty, and the leadership team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule depending on student traffic and college needs, including occasional nights.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of current applications of information technology, databases, and online research hubs in academia. Knowledge of library cooperatives. Knowledge and skill in the use of online learning management systems and tools. Skill in developing and monitoring library automation and library information systems. Ability to coordinate workflow within the library, and to train and supervise library staff. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships amongst students, faculty, staff, administration, community partners, and other external constituents. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college.


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