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Library Director

111,602.10 - 141.154.57

Asheville, NC

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: Buncombe County Public Libraries
Essential Functions of the position:

Plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive services plan for the Countys public libraries.

Determine the need for library services throughout the County and make recommendations to the Assistant County Manager for the establishment of staff, equipment, programs, and facilities to meet these needs.

Oversee the determination of the financial and resource needs of the library through the development of the budget, and supervise the expenditures of these funds

Personnel Management: Hire, develop, evaluate performance, provide feedback and disciplinary action as needed; develop and maintain a positive team work environment; provide effective, clear and timely communication.

Liaison to Friends of the Library, community organizations, and other interested groups in supporting and promoting library programs and utilization.

Working with the community to assure library programs and space supports the interests of Buncombe County residents specific to library management

Liaison with the Buncombe County Library Board and serve as the secretary to the Library Board.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Functions:

Direct Personnel Management:

Provide direct supervision of all Branch Managers, Pack Library manager, and manager of Technical Services.

Assess staffing needs, screen applicants, conduct interviews and select the best-qualified candidate to fill vacancies within the unit.

Provide and/or coordinate appropriate training and development for new and existing employees, supply information, technology and reference materials necessary to perform specific jobs functions.

Assign staff duties, relative to classification and specific to job description, communicate the expectations for successful performance of those duties and ensure staff understands how performance will be measured.

Ensure an efficient and effective workflow, implement changes in routine work practices and procedures as needed to modify unit functioning according to client needs and employee capabilities.

Evaluate employee performance, provide ongoing feedback, and address performance issues in a timely manner.

Ensure a fully staffed, competent workforce and a safe and supportive work environment for all employees.

Assist employees with addressing and resolving concerns related to job duties, performance standards, and relationships with others.

Program Management:

Plan, organize and direct all phases of the County library program, including the main library, branch libraries and outreach services.

Prepare an annual budget for submission to the Assistant County Manager; prepare and present periodic reports on library activities, needs, and achievements; make recommendations on administrative, personnel and policy matters.

Meet with library Friends and Trustees Board members, community organizations, and other interested groups in explaining and promoting library programs.

Prepare various recurring and non-recurring reports of program progress and status for local, state and federal agencies and boards.

Organize and coordinate the activities of the library staff; conduct staff conferences and meetings and provide guidance to professional and supervisory personnel in the development of new programs and activities.

Oversee collection development for the library system.

Establish and supervise policies and procedures for all library operations.

Maintain memberships in professional organizations and attend seminars and conferences to continue professional development for self, staff and the library system.

Make public presentations informing and promoting library services.

Respond to and resolve complex citizen inquiries and complaints.

Represent the Library in the community and at professional meetings as required.

Coordinate development activities and program opportunities and support strategies and efforts to augment the Librarys collections and programs.

Ensure the Library meets NC Cardinal Consortium Standards regarding data entry, training, and common operational rules.

Promote and sustain a work environment that reflects Buncombe Countys organizational values and standards of customer service and teamwork.

Serves as a member of the Countys Management Team.

Represent the Librarys interests as a voting member of the NC Cardinal Consortium.
Job Title
Library Director
Start Date
Library/Institution Name
Buncombe County Public Libraries
111,602.10 - 141.154.57
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Job Type
Job Type
-> Full-time
Type of Library
Job Classification
-> Public
Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience: Masters degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Possession of a Professional Librarian Certificate issued by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission is required.

Considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in professional library work, including experience at the administrative level.
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