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Library Director

Posted by: McMinn County Library Board

Posted date: 2017-Mar-06

Location: E.G. Fisher Public Library

The Director reports to a nine member Board of Trustees and is responsible for:
 Planning and directing the overall operations and management of the Library including the implementation of services and programs for users of all ages;
 Implementing the mission, vision and goals of the library as set by the Library Board;
 Working with the Library Advisory Committee to review and prepare recommendations to the Board;
 Working with the other public libraries & cities and cultivating good relationships with the funding bodies.

Essential duties include:
 Ensuring a high level of customer service;
 Overseeing the Librarys finances and budget process;
 Directing the expenditure of Library funds;
 Effectively leading and supervising staff and volunteers;
 Maintaining effective working relationships with various agencies and community groups, including the Ocoee River Regional Library and Friends of E.G. Fisher Public Library;
 Seeking additional funding support from the community and beyond;
 Working with city and county leaders in the interest of the library.
Job Title Library Director
Start Date
Library/Institution Name E.G. Fisher Public Library
Salary $45,000 +
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State TN
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Preferred Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include three years of progressively responsible library leadership, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and thorough knowledge of current trends, technology, and best practices for public libraries. Required qualifications include a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or its equivalent.
Application Instructions Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by electronic submission to or mail to Director Search, E.G. Fisher Public Library, 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, TN 37303.

Submission deadline: April 7, 2017
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Special Notes Compensation: Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is negotiable from $45,000. Benefit package includes health insurance, participation in TCRS, paid vacation and sick leave.

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