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Assistant Library Director, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers. 

This position focuses on technical services, adult services, and providing daily operational support to the Library staff, but also assumes the duties of the Library Director in her absence, and works closely with the Head of Youth and Community Services in developing opportunities for creativity and collaboration, in support of the Library's twenty-first century mission.


Salary Range: $61,906 - $77,146 annualized.

The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.



  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, including supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building. 

He/she will be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.

He/she will also have experience working with Boards and City government, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and city officials. Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential. 


Application Instructions 

Apply online at, and upload your resume and cover letter when requested at the end. Candidates who submit their application by September 22nd will be given preference.


About Keene

While some describe Keene as "the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire," it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks. The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.


The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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