Library Jobs

County Library, Hertford, NC

Today’s Date: 04/10/2014

Job Title: County Librarian

Institution Pettigrew Regional Library

Library Location: Hertford, NC

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Located in historic and beautiful Hertford, North Carolina, the county seat of Perquimans County, in Northeastern North Carolina. It is located on the beautiful Perquimans River and is a little over an hour to the Outer Banks and Virginia. The library serves the 12,000+ residents of this rural community.

Provides leadership, direction, and professional guidance in the delivery of library services in Perquimans County. Supervises staff of 4. Responsible for all operations in management of a very active county library. A new library construction is a top priority for Hertford and working on the new library plans would be an exciting part of this position. Reports to the Director of the Regional Library.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, minimum of three years of public library experience, supervisory experience necessary and must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Certification Board. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups, county officials, and the Local Library Board. Must also be able to work as a team member with 3 other County Librarians and the Regional Director. Experience working on a building, or renovation project, preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 38,000, negotiable

How to apply? Send resume, with cover letter and three professional references to: Judi Bugniazet, Director, Pettigrew Regional Library, 201 East Third Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 or e-mail attachments to

For additional information, or contact Judi Bugniazet at Or, 252-793-2875. PRL is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Library Director – North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 04/02/2014

Job Closing Date: 04/25/2014

Job Title: Assistant Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Overview

Under the general supervision of Library Director, assist in planning and directing the operations and activities of the library within the policies, procedures and practices established by the Library Board of Trustees. Involves working with community and City leaders, public speaking and high level or responsibility for decision-making regarding day-to-day library operations. This position includes acting in the capacity of director in director’s absence. Performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service including but not limited to readers’ advisory and helping patrons locate library materials; provides consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct supervision of activities of library staff and supervision of the work of all library staff and volunteers in carrying out assigned duties and library operations; including hiring, evaluation and discipline of support staff.

Essential Functions and Duties
Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

• Assist Library Director in the management of the total library program within the framework of the library board plans, policies and budget.

• Hire, evaluate and discipline support staff.

• Supervise library staff and the training of new staff.

• Provide leadership and management to Library sub-departments.

• Aid in writing and maintaining library policies and procedures as pertains to library operations.

• Provide written reports to Library Board each month.

• Seek partnerships with area agencies, businesses and organizations through active involvement and marketing of the library.

• Seek appropriate grant and funding opportunities to supplement library budget as appropriate.

• Attend civic meetings to speak on or discuss upcoming and ongoing events concerning the library.

• Keep current through professional development and literature to evaluate trends and innovations in library services.

• Assists with evaluating library needs and formulating short and long range plans to meet them, including budget development and facilities planning.

• Attends library board meetings, city council meetings and other city management meetings as assigned or in absence of director.

• Oversee weekly budget and billing practices.

• Participate in area, state and national library associations and activities.

• Participate in City-related events and committees including providing assistance to City staff and departments as needed

• Work directly with Technology Services Librarian on development and maintenance of library technology and automation.

• Aid in development of annual in-service training program for library staff and volunteers, working with Circulation Services Librarian on content.

Essential Functions

Position requires light work with the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Climbing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, fingering, crawling, crouching, feeling, standing, reaching, hearing, pushing, walking, balancing, lifting, grasping, talking, and repetitive motion is required on a regular basis. Visual and aural perception must be sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment and to communicate effectively with members of the public. Must be functionally literate in written and spoken English and be able to follow written and oral instructions. Position requires exposure to inside environmental conditions. This job description is not the complete statement of every task and responsibility that is required of this position. It contains the major duties performed by an individual and may require assistance with other tasks as necessary.

Qualifications: Qualifications
Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in any applicable field of study; 5-years equivalent work experience, including two or more years supervisory experience in the library field; administrative experience; any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of current library trends in all areas of library operation. Ability to relate well to a variety of people; ability to adapt in difficult situations; knowledge of information technology and library automation; ability to work a variety of hours; ability to stimulate interest in the concerns and resources of the library; ability to express clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to organize, assign and supervise the work of staff and volunteers; ability to interpret library policy.

Licenses and Certifications:
Obtain Iowa Public Library Certification within one year of hire or as courses are available; maintain Iowa Public Library Certification. Membership in professional organizations.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $52,250 – 56,100

How to apply? The City of North Liberty is seeking a creative, dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Library Director for the North Liberty Community Library. Position requires a bachelor’s degree in any applicable field of study and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in library management. The successful applicant should have public speaking experience and be comfortable working and interacting with the general public in addition to being self-motivated, organized and outgoing. Applicant must possess budgetary knowledge and knowledge of current library trends in all areas of library operation and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of groups and individuals. Salary range $52,250 – $56,100, commensurate to experience. Excellent benefit package. Post-offer physical, drug screen and background screen required. Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Jennie Garner, Library Director, 520 W Cherry St., P.O. Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 by 4:00PM, Friday, April 25, 2014. EOE. Resumes may also be emailed to

PLEASE NOTE: Out of state candidates would be considered but no travel expenses are included in application process.

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Library Director – Asbury, IA

Today’s Date: 03/27/2014

Job Closing Date: 05/14/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dubuque County Library

Library Location: Asbury, Iowa

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Job Description

Job Title: Library Director
Reports to: County Library Board of Trustees.

Job Summary: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. The director is responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library. This is a full-time, minimum of 40 hours/week, salaried position. Position involves some travel requiring use of personal vehicle. The Director must hold a current valid Iowa Driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon moving to Iowa, and possess required auto liability insurance coverage.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. General Administration and Management
a. Prepares for, attends, and participates in monthly library board meetings including posting all public documents at branches and on the library website, providing minutes of the previous meeting, and a summary of library activities in a director’s report.
b. Researches, formulates and recommends policies to the library board.
c. Implements library policies and procedures.
d. Submits monthly invoices for library board review and approval and monitors revenues and expenses.
e. Consults with Dubuque County Budget Director and submits an annual budget proposal to the library board for approval.
f. Presents approved budget request to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and advocates for sufficient resources for library operations.
g. Provides monthly financial planning data to the library board to assist in establishing long and short-term financial priorities.
h. Prepares all required reports as defined by the Board (e.g. various State Library of Iowa reports, annual federal E-rate applications).
i. Orients new trustees and serves as a resource for trustee activities.
j. Directs the maintenance of the library facilities and recommends future space needs.
k. Works with staff to create, update, and maintain the library’s website.
l. Establishes and maintains a staff manual of library procedures.
m. Models leadership within the organization by taking initiative, solving problems, effecting change, encouraging the development of staff, and developing a positive work environment.
n. Adheres to all policies and procedures established by the County of Dubuque and the contract agreement with Teamsters Local 120 including hiring, grievances, payroll, purchasing, and financial reports and claims. Consults with Dubuque County Personnel Director on relevant matters.
2. Planning, Organization, and Evaluation
a. Uses leadership skills to provide vision and guidance to library staff, board members and the community.
b. Works with the Board to design and implement an ongoing strategic planning process for the library.
c. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs library service to meet the immediate and long-range goals of the library and the community.
d. Evaluates the effectiveness of library services by analyzing data, customer comments, suggestions, and community surveys.
e. Prepares an annual report of library activities and resources and presents the report to the library board, the Board of Supervisors, and officials of other contracting cities.
f. Investigates new trends and specific library programs, facilitates testing of new techniques, materials, and equipment to improve the operation of the library, and reports relevant data and trends to the board.
3. Personnel Management
a. Develops staff job descriptions, evaluates staff performance relative to defined goals, recommends and administers personnel policies.
b. Hires, schedules, evaluates annually, promotes and terminates staff.
c. Develops and maintains a staff orientation manual and program.
d. Works to promote high staff morale by being readily available to listen to staff concerns, responding to those concerns effectively and within a reasonable period of time, solving problems before they become concerns, encouraging staff, visiting each DCL branch regularly, and giving guidance as appropriate.
e. Provides for in-service programs for employee training and development, encouraging staff input, and encourages staff professional growth by supporting participation in professional associations, workshops, seminars, and activities.
4. Community and Professional Development
a. Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups, promoting the library’s values, services, accomplishments and needs to all stakeholders.
b. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies such as the cities that contract for library service and the other public libraries in the county, civic and community groups, and the general public.
c. Supports the work of the Friends of the Library.
d. Forms strategic partnerships with community organizations.
e. Participates in professional development opportunities.
5. Other duties as required

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills
1. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required.
2. Professional certification in compliance with state law within one year.
3. Five years of library experience preferred with a minimum of three years library administration.
4. Ability to develop budgets, make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
5. Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities.
6. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of all facets of public library service.
7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
9. Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regards to library applications.
10. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
11. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability.
12. Willingness to pursue alternative revenue streams to enhance library services.
13. Ability to process information to learn new materials and handle complex concepts.
14. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library board, associates, colleagues, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
15. Visionary regarding library trends and the impact of changing information technology.
16. A desire to meet and serve the public.

Other – Criminal History background check required.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000 plus exceptional benefits package

How to apply? Because of local regulation, all applications must go through Iowa Works. To be considered for this position you must complete BOTH of these steps below.

1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email – put “Application” in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at .

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Library Director – Sedro Woolley, WA

Today’s Date: 01/06/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/06/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Central Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley, Washington

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The newly formed district is looking for a library director. The new director will provide leadership in the design and implementation of new library services for a previously unserved area. The Library Director reports to a five member volunteer Board of Trustees. The Director provides system-wide strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership. Because the district is in its formative stages, the Library Director will be required to have a broad knowledge of library administration, budgeting, personnel management, relationship building, and community engagement.

Qualifications: State of Washington Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain one; a valid driver’s license; and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and leadership. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of the principles practices and procedures of library administrative management; knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; as well a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as director with a governing board is a valuable skill. Visit the district website and check under recent news for a complete job description.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: A starting salary is negotiable and dependent on experience and qualifications

How to apply? Send a cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Joy Neal at: Position closes January 31, 2014.

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