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Library Director

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Akron, OH

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General Purpose: This position is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Library,

including its Main Library, its 17 branch libraries, and all other supporting departments

and functions within it. In this job, the Director must perform these responsibilities in accordance

with the mission of the Library; the policies, practices, rules, regulations and guidelines of

the Library, as determined by the Board of Trustees; and, in compliance with all applicable federal

and state laws, and local ordinances.

All of the duties listed below are considered to be essential job functions for this position. All

job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skill or ability, and experience

to successfully perform this job.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an employee must

be able to satisfactorily perform each essential work task listed below. Reasonable accommodations

will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

in accordance with its requirements.

• Administers all functions of the Library, including all public and support services;

• Ensures the efficient overall administration and operation of the Library;

• Oversees the planning, development and implementation of all Library goals and

objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees;

• Resolves a wide range of routine and non-routine issues and difficult situations in a

timely and professional manner;

• Oversees the preparation and analysis of a variety of reports necessary for the dayto-day

operations of the Library;

• Prepares with the Fiscal Officer and in conjunction with the Administrative Team all

budgets required for the day-to-day operations of the Library;

• Recommends for confirmation all individuals who shall be hired by the Library;

• Oversees all other personnel functions as delegated by the Board of Trustees including

– but not limited to – transfers, demotions, promotions, and terminations;

• Participates in a variety of community organizations;

• Participates in activities in state and national library associations as appropriate;

• Exercises sound executive, and professional skills in decision-making processes;

• Exercises leadership skills commensurate with the position in the effective coordination

and operation of the Library and its Administrative Team.

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• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible senior management experience

in the public sector required;

• A master’s degree in library science, public administration, or equivalent degree from

an accredited program of graduate studies required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Proven leadership skills, abilities, and accomplishments;

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including consensus building;

• Possesses an ability to analyze community needs and to develop and maintain programs

to meet those needs;

• Demonstrated PC experience;

• Possesses an ability to work in a collegial, team environment;

• Possesses outstanding documented written and verbal communications skills;

• An ability to work in a changing and fluid environment;

• An ability to represent the Library to a wide variety of agencies, organizations, and


• An ability to understand the use of and implementation of technology.

Other Work Considerations:

• General office/library environment;

• Work is subject to frequent interruptions requiring flexibility and adaptability to change;

• Work may involve travel between Main and Branch Libraries and throughout the state;

• Some repetitive motion in the operation of a PC;

• May require working irregular hours, including evenings and weekends;

• Works with library staff, members of the public, customers and community agencies and


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AIM Library and Information Staffing specializes in placing librarians and support staff to work in a wide variety of library jobs in special, public, academic, school, government libraries and information centers. Established in 1984, AIM has a proven track record of placing quality pre-screened and pre-qualified candidates in libraries and information centers throughout the United States.

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