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What's My Job: A Guide To Being a Library Trustee: Hiring a Director

The Most Important Job

Hiring a New Director

If you are faced with the task of having to hire a new director, the first thing the board should do is contact NCLS.  Please reach out to your consultant as soon as you know that there will be a vacancy.

Next, the board should designate some time to work through the NCLS Succession Planning Toolkit.  This guide will walk you through all of the steps for hiring a director.  It also contains sample documents that will aid you in your search.

NYS Pay Transparency Act

As of September 17, 2023, New York State businesses with four or more employees are required to list compensation ranges for designated job opportunities, promotions, and transfers. These ranges consist of the minimum and maximum annual salary or hourly compensation believed to be accurate at the time of posting. Read more on the Department of Labor website.

Even though the law does not apply to our libraries with staff under four people, NCLS recommends all libraries comply as a best practice.

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.

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