Blossoms and Windows

13.000 Personnel


Unless voted to the contrary by the Board of Trustees, the Library will follow the City of Keene’s Employment Handbook.


The Board of Trustees may establish such rules and regulations for the government and management of the Library as they may deem advisable.


The Library Director shall be the executive head of the Library and shall be responsible to the Board of Trustees. The Library Director shall have charge of the administration of the Library, subject to the control of the Board of Trustees, and shall be responsible for the efficiency of the Library service to the public, shall have charge of the employment and direction of the staff and shall be in charge of the operation of the Library, all subject to the supervision and approval of the Board of Trustees.


Salary scales and classification shall be made, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, in accordance with the established Salary Plan for the City of Keene, and these shall be developed in cooperation with the City Manager, or his designated representative. Any change in amounts, range designations, or positions may be made by an amending ordinance.


No member of a Trustee’s family may be employed by the Library.


Whenever it becomes necessary to reduce the staff of the Keene Public Library the following criteria, in the order of priority hereinafter stated, shall govern such reduction in staff:

(a) the need of the Library for particular skills and experience.
(b) the education, training and experience of the staff members.
(c) the seniority of the staff member.