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Library Director: First Regional Library, Northwest, MS

2 Feb 2021 1:27 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

Library Director

The Administrative Board of Trustees of First Regional Library is seeking a creative and innovative Library Director who can continue to grow a vibrant public library system located in Northwest Mississippi. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, visionary, and public service oriented with excellent management skills, traditional library skills, and the ability to effectively implement emerging technologies.


DIRECTOR'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Reports to and supervised by the Administrative Board of Trustees
  • Serves as Chief Administrative Officer for library system
  • Responsible for library system’s strategic plan
  • Implements/manages a $5 million-plus budget, funded by five counties, thirteen municipalities and State
  • Oversees staff of 120 employees in 14 branches, ensuring a positive, inclusive, and safe work environment
  • Builds positive relationships with local officials and community
  • Implements technological innovations
  • Encourages/oversees library programming development/delivery
  • Complies with all CDC COVID-19 guidelines


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a public librarian with Supervisory & Directorship experience required
  • Budget management experience required
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Must live in or relocate to community within library service area


BENEFITS & SALARY

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Participation in Mississippi Retirement System
  • Salary range $85,000 to $100,000


Apply online at www.firstregional.org and submit the following to:

Jolee Hussey, Search Committee Chair at joleehussey@att.net and Annette Jones,

Human Resources Manager at ajones@firstregional.org

1. Cover letter & resume including 3 references

2. Completed Employment Application

3. A statement of public library service philosophy

For further information click the following link: rebrand.ly/directorsearch


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