Job Opportunity – Director

Derry Public Library seeks Library Director

(Yes, we’re still looking):

This is our third recruitment for a full-time library director.  And we hope the third time’s the charm!  Yes, we’re picky.  Are you the Director we’ve been waiting for? …who we’ve waited…for whom we have waited…whatever!  You’ll be glad we waited!

Who we are:  Derry Public Library is located in Derry, NH (pop. 34,000), a community in southern New Hampshire with easy access (within an hour) to Boston, the mountains, the ocean and Maine.  We have a staff of 29 employees, including 8 full-time and 8 with MLS degrees.  In our newly renovated 23,000 sq. ft., two-level building we house a collection of 175,000 items, an annual circulation of 119,500 with 12,000-13,000 patron visits per month.  We have an active children’s room, a full calendar of events for all ages, a vibrant online presence, a talented staff, and a supportive community and Board of Trustees.  Our budget this year was $1.17 million.  For more information about the Derry Public Library, visit our website at

We are seeking:  a collaborative leader, a motivator – even a visionary – to cultivate a relationship with the community, our patrons and our talented staff as we continue providing services in the ever changing landscape of public libraries.  All of the prerequisites of a 21st century library director are a given:  ALA accredited MLS; minimum of 5 years professional experience in a public library environment; experience in long range planning, budget development and management, personnel supervision, building preservation, community outreach, and technology development.  We are ultimately seeking an individual who can convey his/her enthusiasm for libraries to others to assure our library’s place as an exciting and essential community resource.  See a full job description at:

What we offer:  Annual salary of $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience; 37.5 hour work week; benefits package including individual health, life, long- and short-term disability, and dental insurance; NH Retirement System membership; professional dues; holidays, sick and vacation days.

Closing date:  October 21, 2013

Send or submit electronically:  Cover letter, resume and at least three current professional references or to

Elizabeth Ives, Chair

Board of Trustees

Derry Public Library

64 E. Broadway

Derry, NH 03038


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