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Library Director: Lonoke County Library System, Lonoke, AR

27 Oct 2023 1:52 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

As the Lonoke County Library System continues to welcome its patrons both in person and virtually, the Library welcomes applicants from dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for a new Library Director--one who will continue the Library’s strong trajectory of service to its community. The new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs to its stakeholders. The selected candidate will model a fierce focus on customer service, an active commitment to all the residents of Lonoke County, and the ability to work as a positive contributor to the quality of life for Lonoke County, Arkansas.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, understanding and embracing the Library’s vision, mission, and strategic plan; knowing the Community’s needs and planning Library services focused on those needs; implementing policies as determined by the Board of Trustees; working with staff as a mentor, coach, and leader; understanding/developing multiple budget streams; establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with the friends of the Library; working closely with the Cities and County as the official Library representative generating community support for Library activities; serving as a vital library advocate regionally and state-wide; experience in overseeing building projects and successful grant seeking.

Compensation:  The hiring salary range is $55,000-$65,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications are three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience. Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibilities in a public library. A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred, or the ability to obtain it is required. Must be a resident of Lonoke County, Arkansas within one (1) year of start date.

Application form may be accessed on the Lonoke County Library System website and must accompany a cover letter, resume and three references--to be submitted to November 18, 2023.  This position is open until filled. The Lonoke County Library System is an equal opportunity employer. 

Full list of duties can be found here: County Public Library Director J.D..pdf.

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