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Directors Do It All: Staff & Volunteers

Hiring Staff

As the director, you're responsible for hiring all other library staff, but you'll need to work with your board to create positions, set salaries, and get an official vote of approval for all appointments.

You'll also want to consider:

  • Reaching out to your civil service board, if applicable
  • Conducting a background check
  • Probationary periods and evaluations

Where to Advertise

NCLS will be happy to post your ad to our website and within the NYS library community.

Just fill out our Job Posting Submission Form, and we'll make sure the library community knows you're hiring.

It's also a good idea to post it to your library website, your social media accounts, and local media outlets.

Sample Policies

Additional Resources

Explore recently asked questions from WNYLRC's Ask the HR Expert.

Society for Human Resource Management SHRM - Most resources require membership, but some are free

New York State Department of Labor - Resource for Labor Law and best practices

Professional Reading