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Library Director

Posted by: Polk County NC

Posted date: 2013-Sep-10

Location: Polk County Library

Polk County is seeking a highly committed, hard working, innovative leader with a positive attitude to serve as Library Director.
Polk County North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately forty miles south of Asheville, NC. The Polk County Library provides public library service to more than 20,000 residents, with one quarter of the residents over the age of 25 holding a degree of baccalaureate or higher.
The Polk County library system includes a main library in Columbus, a branch in Saluda, and a bookmobile. The collection includes more than 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other resources.
The Polk County Library Director will be expected to:
Exhibit superior leadership, administrative, and management skills;
Lead the staff and library in a highly professional manner, fostering teamwork and collaboration;
Cultivate community partnerships and enthusiastically represent the library at community events;
Solve problems creatively, with an appreciation for alternative funding and other imaginative options to age old challenges.
Job Title Library Director
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Polk County Library
Salary
Certification Required? Yes
City columbus
State nc
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Graduation from an accredited professional library school with a masters degree in library science and ALA certification are required. Applicant should possess familiarity with North Carolina Library laws and statutes, have an understanding of both traditional and new ways libraries serve communities, and have a commitment to staff development. Applicants should have considerable professional experience in library work including high level managerial experience with financial/budget responsibilities.
Physical requirements include the ability to perform basic life operational functions such as climbing, stooping, kneeling, etc. and must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal and do extensive reading.
Application Instructions Applications and a complete job description are available on the county website at www.polknc.org. Interested candidates should complete the Polk County employment application and submit with a resume to the Polk County Managers Office, Womack Building, 40 Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC 28722. Position open until filled. EOE
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