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Hall Memorial Library 

Assistant Library Director, 

Head of Adult & Technical Services

The Hall Memorial Library in Northfield New Hampshire seeks an enthusiastic librarian to join our team as our Assistant Director. Hall Memorial Library's mission is to provide access to diverse ideas, support literacy, and enhance the cultural well-being of the Tilton and Northfield communities through a comprehensive collection of materials and programs. We strive to meet the evolving informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our patrons while upholding the values of the Library Bill of Rights and the "Freedom to Read" statement.


 As Assistant Director, you will be an essential part of our small but vibrant community library, staffing the circulation desk, supervising the building and staff, managing collections, and developing programs. This position will work under the supervision of the Library Director. Candidates will need to be a team player, require knowledge of library practices, strong customer service skills, a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to multitask. Copy cataloging experience is a plus! 


We are looking for an Assistant Director who is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, and who is not afraid to innovate and think outside the box. A successful candidate will be resourceful, technologically savvy, possess strong communication skills, and be able to provide excellent customer service to all ages. 


This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting salary is $38,480. An MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred. Position remains open until filled. 


The full job description is available here:

Interested candidates may email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. 


Job Type: Full-time (40 hours)

Pay: $18.50/hr



• Dental insurance 

• Health insurance 

• Paid time off 

• Retirement match 



• Day shift 

• Evening shift 

• Weekend availability 

Hall Memorial Library 

Assistant Library Director, 

Head of Adult & Technical Services

Position Type: Non-MLS



This is a full-time position responsible for the management of technical services and cataloging, the library’s Adult Services division, the library in the director’s absence, and everything in between. Hours are Monday through Friday and occasional Saturdays, for a total of 40 hours a week. This is a paraprofessional position requiring library and supervisory experience.



  1. Manages an adult collection that provides fiction and nonfiction titles that reflect the interests and needs of the communities of Northfield and Tilton through: purchasing, weeding, & accepting gifts.
  2. Maintains the library, to ensure the material is accessible and the area is inviting.
  3. Provides and promotes programs to encourage use of the library by members of the community and devises ways of keeping patrons involved in the library. 
  4. Keeps adult program statistics.
  5. Collaborates with the children’s and teen librarians to help bridge the gap between the various collections and services.
  6. Performs outreach to local businesses, and other community centers in Northfield and Tilton.
  7. Consistently maintains public and staff computers.
  8. Updates and maintains the library website and social media. 
  9. Processes and prepares all library materials. This includes keeping acquisition/discard records of library materials, maintenance of monthly and yearly data, ordering supplies, cataloging materials, and other technical services tasks.
  10. Performs minor repairs on books and other materials and tech services for catalogued items.
  11. Manages collection maintenance and inventory.
  12. Plans, markets, and hosts library programming for adults and young adults such as book groups, interactive programs, and guest speakers and collects data about those programs.
  13. Performs all interlibrary loan duties including submitting requests, processing borrowed materials for patrons, returning borrowed items to the lending library, and shipping out items to borrowing libraries, and includes acquiring multiple items for book groups.
  14. Directly supervises some part-time Service Desk Staff and Pages.
  15. Creates and maintains the Service Desk schedule.
  16. Recommends technology-related and patron-related policies and procedures and advises on long-term needs in relation to these areas.
  17. Participates in long-range planning for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services and operations.
  18. Stays up-to-date on professional developments through participation in professional organizations, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
  19. Regularly staffs the Service Desk as assigned.
  20. Greets and assists library users at the Service Desk and follows the tenets of effective customer service.
  21. Performs all Service Desk functions.This includes checking out, in, and renewing library materials; assisting with use of the online catalog; assisting with the use of equipment such as computers, printers, and copier; fielding interlibrary loan requests and processing as appropriate; assisting callers with their reference questions and other needs; informing library users of the status of their library records; processing new library card applications; assisting library users in locating and retrieving materials; fielding requests for new acquisitions; calling overdue notices; receiving and managing phone calls; notifying library users of materials being held for them; and other Service Desk related tasks.
  22. Performs or assists in opening and closing the library.
  23. Assists in seeing that library rules of conduct are observed by speaking with patrons, and by informing the library director when necessary.
  24. Performs other duties as requested by the library director.


Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education.
  2. Library experience or transferable skills are preferred.
  3. Library skills sufficient to accomplish the duties listed above, “transferable” skills, or the ability to learn those skills, including those necessary to staff the Service Desk, including the ability to learn the use of the Dewey classification system, and other Library procedures is required.
  4. Computer skills sufficient to perform the functions of the library’s automated Library system, particularly the online catalog and circulation functions.
  5. Possess excellent knowledge of proper English grammar, vocabulary, and spelling.
  6. Possess knowledge of library methods and procedures.
  7. Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action.
  8. Ability to provide quality customer service in a courteous and tactful manner.
  9. Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers and direct reports