Director

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 with occasional evening and weekend hours due to special events
Deadline: 
August 9, 2019
Location: 
Hillsboro, Ohio
Salary: 
55,000 - 65,000
Job Type: 
professional
Expires: 
08/09/2019

Organization: 

Highland County District Library

Requirements: 

The Highland County District Library (HCDL) seeks a new and innovative Library Director to assume leadership due to the upcoming retirement of the current Library Director. Working in conjunction with the Assistant Director and Fiscal Officer to oversee the library's strategic operations, this position is located in the administrative offices in Hillsboro, Ohio. Qualified applicants are invited to submit the following:

 

1. Cover letter

 

2. Resume

 

3. Philosophy of public librarianship

 

4. Three professional references including at least one former or current supervisor

 

 

Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the following address: highlandco@highlandco.org Or mailed to Highland County District Library Attn: Search Committee 10 Willettsville Pike Hillsboro, OH 45133.

 

Requirements for the position: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred, with 5-7 years of public library experience.

 

Additional qualifications: Experience supervising employees, fundraising, and management of a budget. Demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement.

 

Review of applications will begin at the close of business on August 9 and continue until the position is filled. This is a full-time professional position. Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 depending upon qualifications. Employer contribution toward health insurance. Paid vacation and sick time and three personal days per year. Paid membership in professional library organizations.

 

About the library system: With a welcoming and friendly library staff of 35, the Highland County District Library system aims to move forward in its mission and vision guided by core values including accessibility, resourcefulness, community, creativity, knowledge, and opportunity. Set in the rolling green hills of southwest Ohio, HCDL has locations in Hillsboro, Greenfield, Leesburg, Lynchburg, and soon-to-be Rocky Fork Lake. Highland County has a rich history and active communities, and the public library proudly embraces its role of serving all community members (approximately 43,000 residents) at all stages of life.

 

See the attached position description for further detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties: 

Director Job Description

 

The public evaluates its library by the courteous and competent help it receives from the staff. Library personnel determine the effectiveness of the library's services. Choosing the best applicant for any position is of vital importance and guidelines are needed for necessary background, education, training, aptitude, and skills. Each job description will include other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications: Master's degree, MLS/MLIS preferred. Extensive and varied professional experience. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory ability.

 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Ability to plan library services. Broad knowledge of library materials and methods, maintenance, and facilities. Broad knowledge of public affairs; ability to interpret community interest and needs, developing connections inside and outside of the library. Knowledge of budgeting and public library finance. Knowledge of library goals and objectives; public relations; management and supervision techniques; employee training and development. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. Ability to perform with highest level of independent responsibility and accountability.

 

Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear; to be hands-on and communicate clearly. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and push/pull book carts up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Typical duties: Plans and administers operation of the library system. Keeps informed of developments and participates in professional community organizations. Implements policy decisions as established by the Board of Trustees by working with appropriate staff. Acquaints the Board with special problems involving the library. Formulates and submits recommendations on library policies, services, and budget for the Board. Selects and evaluates personnel. Coordinates library participation in networks. Prepares and presents special reports.

 

Benefits: Salary is based on experience and education. An excellent benefit package is also provided

 

Contact Information: 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit the following:

 

1. Cover letter

 

2. Resume

 

3. Philosophy of public librarianship

 

4. Three professional references including at least one former or current supervisor

 

 

Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the following address: highlandco@highlandco.org Or mailed to Highland County District Library Attn: Search Committee 10 Willettsville Pike Hillsboro, OH 45133.

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