Library Director – Allendale, SC

Library Director

Job Type Full-time

Job Status Sourcing

Date Posted 05/07/13

Location Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library

Company Information AHJ Regional Library System
PO Box 852

Hardeeville, S.C., 29927
Website: http://www.ahjlibrary.org

Job Description The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library Board welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a three-county rural library consortium. The Director will be responsible for budget planning and management, library policies, operations and staff leadership. The position reports to the Regional Board.
The AHJ Regional Library System includes three county headquarters sites, two additional branch libraries, and a Bookmobile. The annual system-wide budget is approximately $665,000 and the staff consists of 10 FTE. The library system has 25,000 card-holding patrons, about one third of the combined local population. The system is a member of the SC LENDS (Evergreen open source) collaborative, and circulates about 62,000 items annually.
The AHJ Regional System serves three beautiful Low Country counties stretching along the Savannah River near Hilton Head, S.C. and Savannah, GA. This quiet, rural area depends heavily on its public libraries for computers, books, and information. A new library facility in Allendale serves as the headquarters for the library system. Additional facilities are in planning stages. Visit the library web site: http://www.ahjlibrary.org/

Qualifications Ideal candidates will have an MLS from an ALA accredited library program and 5 years of increasing responsibility in managing or supporting library service, which must include administrative (budgeting, planning) and supervisory responsibility. The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, effective communication and public relations skills, and the ability to build consensus among library stakeholders. Candidates having experience with grant writing and library construction projects will be seen as more competitive

Compensation $48,000 annually, with excellent benefits.

How to Apply Please submit a letter of introduction, an Employment Application and a resume with three references to: Kathleen Wilson, PO Box 852, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

Contact Info Susan Rice, Interim Director
Contact Phone: 803-584-3513 Ext. 2
Contact Email: susan.rice@yahoo.com

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