Library Director, Library Operations, Clayton, NC

TITLE: Library Director
DEPARTMENT: Library Operations
LOCATION: Clayton, NC 
 $24.91 – $26.18 Hourly $51,821.00 – $54,445.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/19/17
CLOSING DATE: 07/19/17 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION: Performs managerial work in planning, organizing, and directing the provision of library services in the community.


Directs long and short range planning, conferring with advisory board, Friends, Town management and staff; establishes goals and objectives for collection development, program services for various populations, and capital facilities; plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in development activities, fund raising, and grant applications. Researches and analyzes patron needs and develops marketing strategies in response to findings; promotes outreach programs for various populations and non-users.  Establishes policies and procedures such as collection development procedures; studies, recommends, implements and maintains technology systems for the library. Manages personnel; establishes effective work processes and assigns staff as appropriate; recruits and recommends hiring to the Town Manager; conducts performance evaluations; coaches, trains, motivates, and disciplines employees in accordance with County policies and procedures. Reviews and analyzes reports on circulation, requests for informational services, collection purging and development, programs offered, and other activities. Works with Advisory Board and Friends on planning objectives and policies and lobbying local and state officials; prepares agenda items for Board meetings and prepares a monthly report; maintains contact and facilitates communications with Town management and elected officials. Prepares annual operating budget proposal; prepares long range capital facilities plan; identifies, requests, and administers grants; controls expenditures and administers budget; prepares grant requests and administers awarded grants.


Performs related duties as required.


Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operations. Thorough knowledge of the various types of reference works, literature, technical library publications, and audio-visual materials. Considerable knowledge of the organization and functions of local governments. Considerable knowledge of budgeting, planning, grant management and sources, personnel management and policies, fund raising, and other administrative practices and techniques. Considerable knowledge of computer software and hardware applications in a library. Skill in communicating and presenting ideas effectively in oral and written forms. Ability to supervise and plan the work of subordinate staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and community officials, other departments, employees and patrons.


Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, reaching, grasping, fingering, talking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pound of force occasionally; up to 10 pound of force frequently; and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.


Graduation from an accredited professional library school with a master’s degree in library science and considerable professional experience in library work including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Possession ALA certification. Must be eligible for NC Public Librarian Certification.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



For more information regarding this position, please contact Catherine Whitley, Human Resources Director. 919-359-9346,


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