Library Director, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls VT

Job Title:            Library Director

Supervisor:        RFPL Board of Trustees

Job Class:           Full-time, salaried, with health benefits; with sick, personal and vacation leave

General Description of Position:  This is a highly responsible administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operation of the Rockingham Free Public Library.  The director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions, programs, services, and finances of the library; supervises library personnel; and works in cooperation with and is supervised by the RFPL Board of Trustees.

Job Summary:  The library director is responsible for:

  •   Library Services:  manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations.
  •   Personnel Management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating a diverse library team.
  •   Financial Operations: responsible for preparation, management, and oversight of library's budget.
  •   Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short- and long-term planning, in cooperation with the board and staff
  •   Public Relations:  supervises all internal and external library communications and community outreach.
  •   Physical Plant Management: oversees all aspects of physical plant, grounds, and equipment.
  •   Professional Development: keeps abreast of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library services.
  •   Board of Trustees:  provides communication and staff support to Library Board of Trustees and maintains regular communication with the Board.

Salary:  range of $40 K to $44 K plus benefits (compensation is commensurate with experience and education)


Training and Experience


  •   A MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate library school


Vermont Certification of Public Librarianship


  •   Experience with development and non-profit management with an emphasis on finance. 
  •   Experience in working with a governing board.                                                                                                                                   
  •   A minimum of seven years of library management experience with a high level of financial responsibility.                                                         
  •   A combination of experience and/or education which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.

Send cover letter and resume by Friday, April 11th to:

Rockingham Free Public Library                                                                                                        

Attention:  Director Search Committee                                                                                                     

65 Westminster Street                                                                                                                      

Bellows Falls, VT 05101                                                                                                                             


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Questions?   Call Jan Mitchell-Love, RFPL Board of Trustees Chair, 802-869-2412

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