Please email job submissions to: [email protected]

Library Director, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville, TN

Regular Hours:   40 hours per week.  May include evenings and weekends.

 The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library (an independent community library) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day to day operations of the Library.  The director must be capable of creating a vision for the library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality.   S/He must be detail-oriented, have clear communication skills, be comfortable with technology, have a working knowledge of library management systems, possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to learn and teach staff and patrons.  

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Computer and internet experience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Familiar with library automation systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and carry 35 pounds
  • Must possess a current driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent masters in a library related field.  
  • Five years supervisory experience. 



  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with the library board, city/county officials and community leaders.
  • Manage accounts receivable and payable in correspondence with bookkeeper
  • Oversee daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the library
  • Perform administrative tasks including supervising employees and volunteers
  • Place material orders and oversee the processing and maintenance of materials
  • Prepares a yearly budget for board approval
  • Prepares yearly data collection reports
  • Maintain Library’s website
  • Develop and promote the services and programs of the library
  • Seek grant funding opportunities for library programming and technology needs
  • Administer policies approved by the board and in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Complete a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education each year.   
  • Be willing to enroll, if eligible, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives Public Library Management Institute.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.



Annually: 12 paid holidays/12 paid vacation days/12 paid sick leave days

Health insurance: TBD

Retirement: Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System



Salary Range: 


 $40,000-$45,000 depending on qualifications



APPLY:    Email a current resume, including the names and contact information of three references, by December 16, 2020 to [email protected]

Information Services Director, Grand Forks Public Library, ND

The Grand Forks Public Library is looking for an upbeat, creative, and collaborative Information Services Director to work with our library team as we connect the community, inspire innovation, & encourage curiosity.

The Information Services Director is responsible for leading a dynamic team of approximately 12 FTE as we take our services to the next level. The Information Services Department is charged with planning and implementing library services, programs and events for adults and teens both in the library and outside library walls, as well as purchasing and weeding materials for these groups.  With a focus on innovation and adventure, the Information Services Director provides leadership and sets the tone for the Department, ensuring a positive and fun atmosphere where staff can deliver services and programs that exceed the expectations of our library patrons.

Join us at GFP_ as we innovate, evolve, and re-imagine what a library can be and do!

If you have an adventurous spirit, an ALA-accredited Master’s degree, and five or more years of leadership experience, we may have a place for you!  This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Salary range is $56,929 – $79,955.  Job description and online application is available at by EOD 11/30/2020.

State Data Coordinator, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

Nature of Work:

The South Carolina State Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.  Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.  The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries.

The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to join our library development team as the State Data Coordinator.  The State Data Coordinator leads and coordinates data collection compilation, performs analysis, monitors trends, develops survey design, and creates data visualization products using library data.  The State Data Coordinator uses quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of programs and services.

Examples of Work:

  • State lead for the annual survey of South Carolina public libraries in cooperation with the processes and procedures issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the national Public Library Survey.
  • Serve the agency as State Data Coordinator responsible for the collection, communication, instruction, and implementation of the biennial State Agency survey (SLAA) to IMLS.
  • Create and maintains files, documents, and reports based on library statistics.
  • Analyze ongoing public library statistical collection procedures, implement necessary modification, and disseminates collected data and marketing materials associated with the data.
  • Evaluates data analysis collection tools.
  • Evaluate and verify data, identify trends and relationships in data, and interpret data for stakeholders in both written and oral form.
  • Work with public libraries to develop an understanding of the importance of gathering and analyzing various data related to functions and responsibilities.
  • Provide training and assistance to public libraries on the effective use of data gathering and analysis.
  • Advise agency leadership on creating performance measures and determining return on investment related to projects and services provided.
  • Track agency projects from conception through review.
  • Represent the agency at meetings, conferences, coalitions, panels, and committees.

Salary: Hiring Range: $40,000 - $47,734 

Minimum Requirements:  

  • A bachelor’s degree and professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.  A master’s degree in statistics may be substituted for the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.
  • Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation, data analysis, and presentation of information.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and mathematical techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately about surveys and data elements.
  • Ability to plan and provide training to large and small groups.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to assist users with survey completion, data gathering and data analysis.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to discover and correct errors in large volumes of data.
  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends, and current issues.
  • Ability to make field visits, talk to library staff, pursue partnerships, and other cooperative arrangements outside the agency.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to use data visualization and data analysis tools.

Additional Comments:

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The State Library actively promotes professional development and learning opportunities for staff.  Work takes place in an office environment.  Overnight travel is not expected for this position, however may be occasionally necessary.  Some local travel is expected.  Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

  • Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  • Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
  • Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.

How to Apply: 

All applications must be submitted online at:[0]=State%20Library&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Company Info:             

South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201



Information Technology Librarian, North Lake County Public Library, MT

North Lake County Public Library, located in beautiful northwest Montana, is looking for an individual who has advanced computer and device software and hardware skills, experience assisting and teaching others with various technology skill levels, and exceptional customer service skills to fill the Information Technology Librarian position.  Our successful candidate will have prior experience with Windows, Google, Apple and Android operating systems, will exhibit patience and experience teaching others how to use technology, and have a bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of technology work experience or a combination of technology education and experience.

The Information Technology Librarian works under the supervision of the Library Director.  The position is primarily responsible for technology assistance for patrons and staff, technology related programming, IT duties for the Library’s equipment and services, and ongoing projects and related work as assigned.  This position requires exceptional organizational skills, patience, and a high degree of initiative. The ability to work in a positive manner with a variety of people is essential, as is the ability to convey information in a clear, concise, user-friendly way.

Polson is a growing community that sits on the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake, with access to shopping, snow skiing, hiking and biking trails in surrounding areas and Glacier National Park within a 90-minute drive. 

North Lake County Public Library is an independent public library district with an exciting future.  We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, including MT Public Employees Retirement Plan, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.  Explore our website at

A complete position description, announcement and application are available on our website or by contacting Library Director, Abbi Dooley at [email protected] or 406-883-8225.  First review of application packets is November 9, 2020.  This position remains open until filled.


Library Director, West Bend, WI

The West Bend Community Memorial Library and the City of West Bend announce the opening of the Library Director position. The Library Director implements library policies and projects and provides leadership for improving library service to the community in accordance with policies established with the Library Board. 

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • overseeing all administrative functions of the library
  • working cooperatively with the Library Board, by providing administrative support, acting as its executive secretary, and providing monthly reports at its monthly meetings
  • developing and preparing the budget for approval
  • managing and maintaining the library’s finances
  • developing and overseeing a variety of materials and services designed to meet the needs of a diverse public
  • supervising staff and volunteers
  • implementing personnel policies and establishing work rules
  • developing a long-range strategic plan, in conjunction with the Library Board

This position requires a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited University, three to five years of significant administrative and supervisory library experience, and excellent customer service and leadership skills. 

West Bend Community Life:

The City of West Bend is in southeastern Wisconsin.  The city is home to the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Washington County Historical Society Center, UWM- Washington County, Kettle Moraine Technical College, numerous restaurants, specialty stores and family friendly activities.  Outdoor enthusiast may enjoy the Eisenbahn Trail for walking and bike riding, the Milwaukee River for kayaking and fishing and beautiful parks, like Lac Lawrann for relaxing and enjoying nature.

One of the most beautiful places to visit is the West Bend Community Memorial Library, a member of the Monarch Library System.   The Library and the Monarch System offer so much to the community.

Starting salary is $70,875/year.  

This position is open until filled. EOE. Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to the selection committee c/o Brad Ney [email protected]


Library Director, Ritzville, WA 

The Board of Trustees of East Adams County Library District is looking for a Library Director to be responsible for all library services provided by the Ritzville Library and for facilities, staff and other resources used to provide these services. Ritzville is a small farming community in Adams Co., Washington with a service population of under 4,000.
The Director will manage the library collection, circulation, building and grounds, staff programs and administrative duties which include: budget development, payment of bills, staff salaries and all contracts needed to service the library.
Some of the requirements:

  • Applicants should have an MLS from an accredited library program and certification by the Washington State Board for Certification of Librarians, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position with pending accreditation or librarian certification.
  • Have a knowledge of professional library principles practices and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative ability
  • Demonstrated technical ability including social media, software platforms and library related technologies

For a complete job description go to

Application process:
An applicant must submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of at least three professional references to: Ritzville Library Director Search, c/o Joy Neal, PHR, P O Box 552, La Conner, WA 98257 or via email to [email protected] The position is open until filled.


Library Director, Mayville Public Library, WI 

The Mayville Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Library Director to administer and lead staff, services, programing, facility maintenance, marketing, and advocacy.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of one years’ experience as a public library director or two to three years of public library experience in a related leadership role, with demonstrated performance at a progressively increased levels of responsibility. Candidates with equivalent administrative and public service experience in related fields may be also considered.
  • Hold a Bachelors’ degree or greater from an accredited institution and have or be eligible for a regular Grade II Wisconsin Library Certificate. An MLIS degree while highly desirable, is not required.
  • Be experienced in budget preparation.
  • Possess knowledge of WI state statutes related to library operations and responsibilities. Attend meetings and participate as a member of the Monarch Library System.
  • Be familiar with the general operation of municipal government and leadership; act as library representative and participate in regular municipal meetings and one-on one with city officials.
  • Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies.
  • Defines expectations for staff performance and provide opportunities for staff training.
  • Consults with the Board of Trustees as needed and prepare their agenda and attend their monthly meetings.
  • Assist with the building plans and the construction of a new library.

About the Mayville Community

The City of Mayville is located near the Horicon Marsh, centered between Appleton, Madison and Milwaukee, within a hours drive of each. Mayville has an industrial background, and has a number of large industries head quartered in a rural community with a population of 5,000. We have a Foundation that has been very generous towards the Library and they are a very major backer of a new 18,000 square foot new Library project. We are in the planning phase of the building project, and hope to start construction within the near future.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual starting salary range for this position is $40,000  - $53,000, plus a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, vision and dental, retirement with the Wisconsin Retirement System, optional Deferred Compensation, Sick Leave, Holiday pay and paid vacation after 1 year, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability Insurance.     

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three work related references to [email protected] 

Mayville Public Library, 111 North Main Street, Mayville, WI 53050


Youth Services, North Lake County Public Library, MT

North Lake County Public Library, located in beautiful northwest Montana, is looking for an energetic, creative, engaging individual to fill the youth services librarian position. Our successful candidate will love working with and teaching children and have the ability to create inspired programming for all ages from infant through teen; enjoys collaborating with others including school librarians, educators, caregivers, and organizations outside of the library; works well on their own as well as in a collaborative team model; has an extensive knowledge of children’s and youth literature.

The Youth Services Librarian performs professional functions requiring specialized knowledge and expertise in all areas associated with public library services related to children, young adults, parents, caregivers and educators. The position focuses on the creation and presentation of programs for varying age groups, including community outreach programs,
reference responsibilities, and collaborative development of the youth collection. Polson is a growing community that sits on the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake, with access to shopping, snow skiing, hiking and biking trails in surrounding areas and Glacier National Park within a 90-minute drive.

North Lake County Public Library is an independent public library district with an exciting future. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, including MT Public Employees Retirement Plan, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Explore our website at

A complete position description, announcement and application are available on our website or by contacting Library Director, Abbi Dooley at [email protected] or 406-883-8225. First review of application packets is November 9, 2020. This position remains open until filled. Estimated start date is January 2021.


Director of Cultural Services, Ukiah, CA

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of the Cultural Services Agency manages, plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the operations and activities of the County's Cultural Services Agency, including operations of the County Library System and County Museum, providing invaluable services to the residents of Mendocino County.

Responsibilities include planning and directing a comprehensive library system with all of the related services, including educational, creative, and cultural events; planning and directing museum operations, including the acquisition, preservation and installation of items of historical, scientific and artistic interests. The Director of the Cultural Services Agency provides overall direction and guidance related to the budget, implementation of library programs for adults and children, literacy programs, museum acquisitions of the collections, and a wide-range of services, programs and events for the community.

The Ideal Candidate:

The County seeks an experienced professional with a commitment to public service, with an extensive library background, and experience with historical, science and/or art programming.

For this position, a Master's of Library Science (MLS) or Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and six (6) or more years of progressively responsible professional library experience with at least three (3) years in management-level capacity; or, when also possessing the MLS, a combination of related management-level education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Experience with public arts or cultural programs is highly desirable.

Licenses and Certifications, and other requirements: Valid Driver's License

Salary & Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $110,156 - $133,910 annually, with appointment at a step in the range dependent upon qualifications. The County provides an executive management benefits package, which includes:

  • Retirement benefits provided under the 1937 Act and enrollment in Social Security. For more information, contact the Retirement Association at 707.463.4328.
  • Participation in a 457 deferred compensation plan with up to 4% of salary contribution matched by the County.
  • Longevity increase of 2.5% after five (5) years at Step 5 (or a flat rate salary) and upon each five (5) year anniversary thereafter.
  • $1,500 annually for training, education and health expenses.
  • County pays approximately 75% of medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for employees and their enrolled dependents.
  • $50,000 group life insurance policy and $5,000 AD&D.
  • 11 paid holidays.
  • 48 hours paid management leave annually.
  • Paid vacation beginning with two weeks increasing to five weeks after 15 years of service.
  • Sick leave accrual at 15 days per year

This recruitment is open until filled, with first screening to be conducted Monday, October 26, 2020. This recruitment may close at any time.

To be considered for the Director of the Cultural Services Agency, submit a Mendocino County application and resume using the County's website:

County of Mendocino
Human Resources Department
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1326
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707.234.6600
E-mail questions to: [email protected]



Director, Taylor County Public Library, Cambellsville, KY

The Taylor County Public Library seeks an energetic, creative, and outgoing Library Director.  The Library Director is responsible for planning, and directing the development, implementation, and management of broad policies, procedures, and strategies/activities—including finance, personnel, and planning.  The director works to promote the Library and its services to the community.  The Director has ultimate responsibility for the work of others and for the success of the library.


Supports the library’s mission by:

  • Serving as the chief operating officer of the library
  • Insuring that customers receive excellent public service
  • Developing community partnerships
  • Advocating for the library in the local community and at the state level

Education and Experience

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with the ability to obtain a Professional Certificate from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives or be currently enrolled in an MLS program with the ability to receive Professional Certification within 5 years.  Consideration will be given also to candidates with substitutable experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with public library experience and those who demonstrate leadership.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of library materials, services, and operations
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to determine and interpret community interests/need and translate them into library services
  • Ability to analyze issues and to exercise good judgement to solve problems
  • Ability to professionally represent the library in the community

Competitive salary, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, health insurance, and participation in the Kentucky State Retirement System.

Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to:

Taylor County Public Library, Julie Sterchi, Director Search, 1316 East Broadway St., Campbellsville, KY 42718

Or email to [email protected] with “Director Search” as the subject.

Applications must be received by November 2, 2020.

For a detailed description of the position, please visit the library’s website under Employment Opportunities.

Taylor County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status.


System Director – Northeast Kansas Library System

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader to manage a fourteen county multitype library system that inspires and empowers member libraries to engage, educate and add value to their communities, as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multitype library system and works in partnership with its 117 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $3.7 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS libraries serves more than 40% of the Kansas population. Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include Next (a Koha open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities.

Qualifications. Master of Library Science degree from a library science program accredited by the American Library Association, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience, ten years preferred. Experience in regional library systems or consortia is preferred. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, reports, evaluation, ongoing activities, and committee activities using effective planning and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to mediate differences among members and evaluate diverse needs of members using creative and effective solutions. Willingness and flexibility to work irregular hours and to travel for extended periods as required by the needs of the system. Experience with library trends and issues; computer skills including spreadsheets, accounting software, and remote-access technologies. Bonding required.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $85,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package. The full position announcement and job description can be found on the NEKLS web site.

For further information, send questions to [email protected].


Public Services Manager, Burlington Public Library, Iowa

The Burlington Public Library, located in the southeast corner of Iowa, is a busy community hub for connection and learning in a beautiful building overlooking the Mississippi River. The Public Services Manager is a member of the library’s leadership team.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises public service division staff and volunteers and supports all staff when working in this division.
  • Schedules public service desks.
  • Oversees collection development for reference, local history, and adult fiction and nonfiction, in print and online.
  • Coordinates all channels of reference and instruction services.
  • Supervises homebound delivery, interlibrary loan, and readers advisory services.
  • Oversees all aspects of adult classes and events, including reading incentive programs for adults.
  • Provides direct customer service and serves as a frontline supervisor, including some weekends and evenings.
  • Coordinates library marketing and social media channels, as well as oversees internal marketing and displays.
  • Acts as supervising editor of the library’s monthly newsletter.
  • Supervises account management for all card holders.
  • Oversees meeting room reservations.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Interprets and enforces library policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Burlington Public Library in a responsible, professional and trustworthy manner.
  • Performs other duties as described in the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong communication, technology, and customer service skills.
  • A strong spirit for service to the community and the ability to work with a diverse clientele.
  • Knowledge of reference and readers advisory practices and the principles of collection development.
  • Marketing and social media experience.
  • Problem solving, conflict management, supervision, evaluation, and training skills.
  • Ability to assume management responsibility.
  • Experience developing community partnerships.
  • Ability to successfully identify and respond to the concerns and needs of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom and confidentiality as they apply to public libraries
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited program and minimum of 3 years of experience in library work required.
  • Residence in or ability to move to Des Moines County or to a location in Iowa within 15 air miles of the Burlington City limits.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and a thorough background investigation.   

For full job description and to apply:

Review of application materials will begin September 14, 2020; open until filled.

Questions: Contact Rhonda Frevert, Library Director, [email protected]


Director, Carbondale City Library, KS

The Carbondale City Library, located in Osage County, Kansas and 12 miles south of Topeka, the State Capital, is looking for a new Director.  The Library is an accredited member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and serves thousands of people throughout northern Osage County.

The library Director is responsible for the overall operations and administration of the library.  The Director must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, public officials, community organizations and groups, and the general public.  The Director keeps the Board apprised of current and future trends in library services, and recommends appropriate library policies for Board adoption.  We seek someone who is organized, enthusiastic, good with people of all ages, and can manage a budget responsibly.  The Library will soon be moving into a new building and is looking for the right person to help lead us into the future.

To view the full job description and duties, please visit:  

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time (currently 32 hours/week) position.  Weekend and evening hours may be required as needed to fulfill the duties of the position. 


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.  Previous professional work experience in public libraries desired.

Wages and Benefits:

Hourly wage is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and nine paid holidays.

Carbondale City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2020; open until filled.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: Carbondale City Library, Attn: Chris Courtwright, PO Box 330, Carbondale KS  66414.  Electronic submission acceptable; please send materials to: [email protected]


Executive Director, Kent County Public Library, MD

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Manages the day to day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives and closely monitors strategic plan compliance.
  • Prepares monthly reports and other documents as required.
  • Participates actively in appropriate professional associations including the Maryland Library Association (MLA), the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and serves on the Board of the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. (ESRL)
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures covering all aspects of library operation

Personnel Management and Development

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of library employees.
  • Implements effective and objective supervisory and evaluation procedures.
  • Advocates for an appropriate and equitable salary schedule.
  • Organizes regular professional development opportunities for staff.

Financial Management and Budgeting

  • Works with the State of Maryland and Kent County Government to obtain funding as well as special grants and other funding for the Library.
  • Implements and oversees financial policies and procedures approved by the Trustees.
  • Advises the Trustees in a timely fashion of changes in Library’s financial status.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget with accompanying justifications for Trustee approval.

 Facilities Management and Improvement

  • Ensures that the buildings and grounds of the main library and the branches are kept in excellent sanitation and maintenance condition.
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for facilities renovations and refurbishing.

Management of print and electronic materials

  • Develops policies relative to the selection of library materials.
  • Coordinates and supervises selection of new materials.
  • Coordinates materials maintenance, including periodic inventories and removal of outdated or damaged materials
  • Promotes print and electronic collections

Library Programs and Services

  • Ensures delivery of interesting, high quality programming to the entire Kent County community.
  • Markets library resources in innovative ways using social media to maintain and grow usage.
  •  Develops and maintains an engaging web presence for the promotion of library programs and resources.

Community and Board Relations   

  • Maintains effective, professional relationships with local and state government officials, funding partners and representatives of the Eastern Shore Regional Library System (ESRL).
  • Promptly and effectively responds to issues and questions from Trustees, community members and local government officials.
  • Advises Board of Trustees in a timely fashion of any sensitive occurrence.
  • Prepares the agenda and a Director’s report for all Board of Trustees meetings and reviews them in advance with the Board President.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  •  Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program. A second Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Eight years or more of related professional library employment with progressively increasing responsibility. Minimum of five years serving as director, associate director, branch manager, or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management.
  • Able to obtain Maryland State Department of Education Professional Library Director certification within six months of hire.
  • Demonstrates interest in and knowledge regarding current trends and legislation related to libraries.            
  • Able to manage KCPL website
  • Demonstrates commitment to understanding and effectively applying and managing technology and uses of technology to advance the Mission of the KCPL.

Physical Demands
Work requires no unusual demands for physical effort.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
Work conducted in office setting with comfortable lighting and temperature conditions.
Involves everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of offices.


Young Adult Librarian, Gilford, NH

Come join our team in beautiful Gilford providing excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults.  Our busy and active library is looking for an energetic customer service oriented Young Adult Librarian who will oversee services to young adults, provide computer support and technical assistance, assist in cataloging, and assist patrons with their needs in the library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages daily operations of the Teen Room and Teen Areas ensuring highest quality of services.
  • Develops and presents engaging and innovative programming to young adults.
  • Selects materials to develop collection that offers relevant resources.
  • Works cooperatively with Children’s Librarians and other staff maintaining consistency. 
  • Works regularly assigned shifts at public service desks, mainly adult circulation.
  • Recruits, trains, and works with youth-oriented volunteers.
  • Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes in-person requests for assistance from users experiencing computer-related/device technology problems.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with the schools and other Town Departments.
  • Promotes the library through press releases, social media, and other forms of written and oral communication.
  • Contributes statistical and narrative reports to the Director.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities.   


  • Track record of excellent service to children and/or young adults with strong communication skills. 
  • Commitment to STEM education and comfort using technology with patrons.
  • A curious, life-long learner with a positive can-do attitude and ability to see a silver lining in any situation.  
  • Patience in teaching others.
  • Highly effective collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritize competing duties and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of current trends in public libraries and young adult culture.

Hours:  Full-time with regular evening and occasional weekend hours required. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.   

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Katherine Dormody, Library Director [email protected]