Title: Library Director
Library: Wilson County Public Library
Location: Wilson, North Carolina
Salary: $61,140.00 – $82,248.00 (Hiring Range)
The Wilson County Public Library Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic, skilled individual to lead the Library’s strong commitment to user service and to the development of a range of lifelong learning platforms- physical and virtual. The Director will advance the WCP Library’s role in community efforts to develop a vision for Wilson’s future in today’s digital world.
Our new Director will lead a dedicated staff of 33 at the main library and the 5 branches. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are essential for positive staff and public relations. The Director interacts closely with an active Friends group as well as a highly supportive Board of Trustees. We seek a Director who understands that the WCPL’S success is impacted by the dynamics between the Library and local politics and governance.( Experience interacting with local government is a plus.) Our Director should have financial management experience, technological skills, as well as the ability to be flexible and thrive in a complex and changing environment. Finally, we seek a friendly, visionary leader with the common sense necessary to successfully manage the day to day running of the Library.
A more detailed job description of the Director’s duties may be found at the application website indicated below.
The Wilson County Public Library is housed in a beautiful 43,000+ square foot brick building fronted by a spacious lawn and flanked by a beautiful rose garden. The Library Friends groups provides robust programming and often collaborates with the local college. The Library provides a wide range of childrens’ and teens’ services as well as computer literacy classes and many more. Technological advancement is always a priority. Library community rooms are widely used, and Wilsonians have a strong pride of place in their Library and welcome a Director who is passionate and seeks to be actively engaged in the community.
A progressive community, Wilson is North Carolina’s first Gigabit city, and owns its fiber optic system, Greenlight. Leveraging the power of high speed internet, Wilson is one of five city recipients of the NCInnovate Award used to develop its local innovation economy. The nationally recognized Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park has become the center of downtown revitalization and includes the construction of Whirligig Station, a historical warehouse restored for residential living. Also located downtown, the Arts Council offers arts and performance opportunities for Wilsonians of all ages, and the community has become home to many practicing artists. An impressive list of national pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing and banking corporations provide a solid employment environment. Wilson County Schools offer the International Baccalaureate Program as well as Wilson Early College Academy, and, most recently, the innovative Wilson Academy of Applied Technology. Barton College offers numerous enriching opportunities. Wilsonians enjoy outstanding recreational activities, ranging from a children’s outdoor train to state of the art youth soccer facilities, plus multiple golf courses. There is no need to leave town, but, if you must, Wilson is on the I95 corridor and is an easy drive to North Carolina’s beautiful beaches.
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school or from a regionally accredited school of higher education. Three years of public library experience. Possession of or eligible for North Carolina Library certification. Management experience and valid NC Drivers license.
Required Materials: Cover letter, Application and Resume
Applications may be filed online at http://www.wilson-co.com or mailed to:
Wilson County Library
2201 Miller Rd.,
South Wilson, NC 27893
Question regarding this position can be directed to Tim Bilderbeck at 252-265-5970.
Position is open until filled.