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

The Most Important Job

The Best Place to Work

Make your library an employer of choice in your community by:

  • Paying competitive wages
  • Providing paid time off
  • Offering health benefits
  • Offering a retirement plan

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.

The next thing the board should designate some time and 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.

Succession Planning Guide and Toolkit

Access the printable Succession Planning Toolkit below.

Where to Advertise

NCLS will be happy to post your ad to our website and any of the following library job boards:

Northern New York Library Network

Central New York Library Resources Council

New York Library Association JOBLine

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