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Executive Director

  • Rowan County Public Library
  • Morehead, KY
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

As the chief executive officer of the Library, the Executive Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the Library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services, and programs to assure the Library provides opportunities for lifelong learning to each resident of Rowan County. The Executive Director operates under the direction of the RCPL Board of Trustees. The Executive Director hires and supervises staff, develops and monitors budget resources, and plans and implements Library goals, objectives, and services about how to apply, benefits, etc.


$52,000 - $60,000

Required Qualifications

The position requires an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship. Essential skills include: managerial expertise; financial planning and analytical ability; ability to communicate with diverse groups; ability to analyze critical incidents and resolve conflict involving customers and/or staff; capability to manage facilities; initiative; awareness of need and vision to develop library services; and, skill in building and maintaining effective professional relationships with the Board, staff members, and community. Successful experience reporting to a governing body, ability to maximize space and resources, and identifying new services and technology resources are essential. In summary, the position requires the ability to continually identify and focus on future library services to meet the lifelong learning needs of the community and to move forward with plans and provision of those services.

Employer Statement

The Executive Director is based in Morehead and will travel throughout the county as needed. Activities may occur outside the regular business day, including evenings and weekends. Normal physical activity is necessary, including bending, pushing, pulling, and carrying up to 45 pounds. Activities will include standing, sitting, walking, keyboarding, reading, speaking, and listening.

Rowan County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. A pre-employment background check is required.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Please send a resume and cover letter, postmarked by 12/23/22, to:

Rowan County Library Executive Director c/o Tim Simpson
175 Beacon Hill Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351

Posted On: Nov 29, 2022 / This posting expires: Dec 24, 2022