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Posted by: Okefenokee Regional Library System

Posted date: 2017-Sep-19

Location: Okefenokee Regional Library System

Directs the operations of all departments and supervises all professional staff, contract employees and managers in branches of the Library System.

Essential Position Functions
Ability to effectively collaborate with library professionals to develop direction for resources and services in all library branches.
Works closely with professionals and branch managers to coordinate circulation, programming and collection development functions.
Works closely with accounting consultant and business manager to direct and control expenditures of all fund allocations.
Prepares annual budgets and statistical reports for all system branches as required on finances and presents information to appropriate board committees and funding agencies.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the community and staff.
Develops and recommends policy upgrades and changes as needed to the library board.
Ensures effective exchange of communication among departments and between libraries.
Directs and participates in all personnel actions.
Represents library system at all county library board meetings and state functions as required.
Actively researches and applies for grant opportunities.
Job Title Director
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Okefenokee Regional Library System
Certification Required? Yes
City Waycross
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Education/Experience
Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university
Five years minimum library experience
Current State of Georgia Librarian Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understanding of principles and practices of public library and public administration functions
Ability to make unbiased decisions in an environment of limited resources
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with board, staff, library partners, officials of other agencies, and the general public
Competency with various computer skills and comfort in learning new technologies

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Georgia Drivers license
Must have or be able to obtain current State of Georgia Librarian Certification

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in Library Administration

Physical Demands
Ability to use computers and standard office equipment for extended periods of time
Able to move and lift up to 40 lbs
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive movements such as typing, reaching, bending or climbing

Working Conditions
Majority of work performed in general office/library environment
Required availability for extended hours if needed
Required evenings and/or weekends if needed
Required periodic participation and attendance at events and training
Application Instructions Apply by October 27th by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Director Search Committee
Okefenokee Regional Library System
401 Lee Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31501

or e-mail:

Okefenokee Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All successful applicants must pass a criminal background check.
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Special Notes This description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with this position. This description is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the Okefenokee Regional Library System. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable someone with a qualifying disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

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