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Library Director

Posted by: Carolyn Fuller

Posted date: 2017-Dec-05

Location: Henry County Library System

The next executive director of the Henry County Public Library System, which consists of five branches, needs to embrace the future, yet respect the past. The successful candidate must be an energetic and visionary leader, be an ambassador, not just for the library but also for education, lifelong learning, and literacy in the community. The Library Board seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate should also be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in public library service, and embrace the rapid technology changes occurring in todays public libraries.
The Library Director performs professional and administrative duties in the planning, development, implementation and direction of public library services for the Henry County Public Library System. The Director will be committed to maintaining and improving the existing high level of customer service, community outreach, and programs and services, as well as ensuring the future of the Library as a vibrant center for the community. Information regarding specific duties and skillsets for the position are available in the job description.

In addition to the resume and reference, the cover letter shall include responses to the following three questions:
1. Where do you see the future of libraries in the next ten years and what role will technology play?
2. What challenges face community libraries (serving populations over
200,000)?
3. What would be your priorities if you were given the opportunity to be the Director of the Henry County Public Library System?
Job Title Library Director
Start Date December 6, 2017
Library/Institution Name Henry County Library System
Salary $65,000-73,000
Certification Required? Yes
City McDonough
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the planning, operation, organization and fiscal administration of the library system.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, and the ability to obtain a professional librarian's certificate from the State of Georgia, grade 5 or higher.
Experience: 10 years of progressively responsible library positions including library operations, construction experience, budgeting and financial management, and human resources.
Application Instructions Full job description found: henrylibraries.org
Application packet:
1. Cover letter to include the answer to the three questions listed in "Special Notes" NOTE TO EXCEED 3 PAGES
2. Resume with references
3. Application (found at http://www.henrylibraries.org)
Click on About HCLS
Click on Employment, and at the bottom, click on Application for employment.
Send complete packet to gnbaker@yahoo.com
Web Link http:// henrylibraries.org
Special Notes In addition to the resume and reference, the cover letter shall include responses to the following three questions:
1. Where do you see the future of libraries in the next ten years and what role will technology play?
2. What challenges face community libraries (serving populations over
200,000)?
3. What would be your priorities if you were given the opportunity to be the Director of the Henry County Public Library System?

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