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Library Director, Three Rivers Regional Library System

Posted by: GPLS Webmaster

Posted date: 2014-Aug-07

Location: Three Rivers Regional Library System

The Three Rivers Regional Library System, headquartered one hour from Savannah, Georgia and one hour from the Golden Isles on the coast, seeks a dynamic library director to provide fresh and adroit leadership to this six-county library system with eight member libraries. This position will provide a salary exceeding $72,000.

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 the collection is cataloged, 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. In conjunction with Board Chair, oversees Board agenda and provides materials and reports.

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. Provides on-going training and development for trustees.

16. Hires, trains, supervises and disciplines regional and branch staff.
Job Title Library Director, Three Rivers Regional Library System
Start Date November 1, 2014
Library/Institution Name Three Rivers Regional Library System
Certification Required? Yes
City Jesup
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 five 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. Demonstrated leadership and diplomacy 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 Email resume, cover letter and three references with full contact information, including phone and email, to:
Web Link
Special Notes Review of applications to begin August 20, 2014.

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