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Library Director

Posted by: South Georgia Regional Library

Posted date: 2014-Jun-24

Location: South Georgia Regional Library

Under administrative direction, the Director directs the operations of the Library to ensure quality library service to the community and ensures that the Library complies with all applicable laws and policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees.

1. Ensures that the Library provides a high quality collection of materials and services to meet the needs of the community.

2. Ensures that all library materials are properly cataloged, shelved and available to patrons.

3. Ensures that the collection is maintained and weeded on a regular basis and all staff members treat all patrons courteously and impartially.

4. Develops and administers the budget and implements cost containment measures.

5. Ensures that all service contracts are developed in compliance with advertising and competitive bidding requirements and that contract obligations are fulfilled.

6. Positions the Library for greatest impact and service.

7. Represents the Library by participating on community and professional boards, committees, tasks forces, councils, and organizations.

8. Develops and articulates a strong vision to staff and constituents to ensure that the Library is proactive and responsive, patron and community centered, forward thinking and mission driven.

9. Works with the Board of Trustees to develop and recommend overall library standards and direction, personnel policies, fiscal and facilities planning.

10. Fosters a climate of participation, creativity, and teamwork with and among staff.

11. Provides leadership in strategic planning to meet identified needs.

12. Develops a cooperative working relationship with each member of the Board of Trustees.

13. Oversees Board agenda and packet preparation and distribution.

14. Serves as a member of the Administrative Team.

15. Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees.

16. Supervisory duties.
Job Title Library Director
Start Date
Library/Institution Name South Georgia Regional Library
Salary State salary plus local supplement
Certification Required? Yes
City Valdosta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications A. Masters Degree in Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. A minimum of eight years of professional library experience in positions with progressive levels of responsibility. A minimum of five years of experience supervising a system-wide department or branch library.

B. Experienced and proven leadership skills

C. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal and technology skills.

D. Ability to work effectively with library trustees, elected officials and community groups.

E. Ability to supervise and motivate library staff and volunteers.

F. Experienced in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding.
Application Instructions Mail or email résumé, cover letter and three references with full contact information, including phone and email, to:

Barry Barr, Board Chair
South Georgia Regional Library
3555 North Crossing Circle
Valdosta, GA 31602
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