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Assistant Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, NH

Assistant Director Job Description (full time)                                                          


Position Objectives: With supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director helps to manage the facility, working with the library staff, providing technical services, overseeing the general operation of the library, and acting as Library Director in the Director's absence. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and supervises all library services.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of services and books.
  • Assists in preparation of statistical reports.
  • With the Director, reviews and recommends policy and procedural changes or additions.
  • Assists the Director with recruitment and supervision of volunteers.
  • Fills in at circulation desk as required, providing excellent customer service.
  • Catalogs and processes all purchased and donated materials.
  • Enhances professional knowledge and participates in continuing education opportunities.
  • Performs or assigns other duties as needed.

Assigned Tasks may include:

  • Run monthly statistics, organize and maintain statistics book.
  • Catalog all materials, new and donated items.
  • Cover circulation desk as needed.
  • Assist with weeding, staff and volunteer supervision.
  • Deleting withdrawn items from Atriuum and Nhu-pac, as needed
  • Manage library in the Director's absence, including scheduling, payroll, and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public library management.
  • Knowledge of budget procedures and financial applications.
  • Familiarity with library automation processes and procedures.
  • Maintaining successful relationships with patrons, citizens, town officials, and vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Skill in developing and implementing long- and short-range plans.
  • Ability to analyze training needs, plan and coordinate training activities.
  • Ability to organize and analyze data with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to initiate projects, manage teams, and motivate staff.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer services

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Library Science degree preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience which demonstrates mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a library setting, with some management experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for continued professional growth through participation in workshops, professional reading, conferences or other educational opportunities.
  • Significant background in customer service and/or human resources.


This position includes health and NH retirement benefits. Email resume and letter of interest to

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