Job Opportunity – Library Director
The Converse County Library has a position vacancy for a Library Director. This is a full time, benefitted position located in Douglas, Wyoming with a branch library in Glenrock, Wyoming. Converse County encompasses 4,255 square miles and has a population of 13, 672. Located in central Wyoming it is 5036 feet above sea level. Local economics center on agriculture, energy and tourism.
Douglas, Wyoming is home to the annual state fair and has spectacular views of Laramie Peak and quick access to Ayres Natural Bridge. It is one hour from Casper, a major large shopping/dining/cultural area, 151 miles to Ft. Collins, Colorado and 228 miles to Denver, Colorado. Douglas and Glenrock are both charming small towns with mom and pop businesses and friendly people. Visit https://conversecountytourism.com/ for more information.
The library has finished construction projects resulting in two stellar library buildings with beautiful spaces and updated HVAC systems. The staff of our libraries are beyond compare with educated and experienced workers and three employees working on their master’s in library science degrees. The new director will be able to concentrate on expanding and enhancing library services. Library funding comes from county taxes and has a current budget of 1.9 million. There are 24 employees, 12 fulltime and 10 part time with x 2 half time, with 2 additional contract employees: Maintenance and Exhibitions Coordinator. The Library Foundation supports travelling art shows visible in both libraries. The director reports to a board of five on a monthly basis. Visit our website, https://yourccl.org/ and see our presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The Converse County Library is fine free. The library is part of a twenty-three-member consortium throughout the state, offering 140 databases (with six additional local databases) and library cards that work throughout Wyoming allowing unprecedented access to resources.
The Library Director is an exempt position, requiring advanced knowledge in the field of library science and the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. The director must exhibit approachability, be a good listener and be able to represent the library to staff, patrons, county officials and the public. This position is responsible for the administration and management of the library; plans, directs and supervises all library programs and services. The job involves responsibility for fiscal management, information technology, collection development, personnel supervision, public relations and facilities maintenance and planning.
Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; or ability to obtain within a reasonable period as determined by the Library Board. Five years professional experience, including three years of experience in supervision. Valid Driver's License.
Salary / pay rate: $65,238.00 - $87,435.52
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time
Contact Name: Vickie Goodwin
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications accepted until Feb 15
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://yourccl.org/202/Employment
Converse County Library Director
Full job Description
Essential Functions of job:
- Responsible for work performed in all areas of the library including administration, acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, children’s, teens and adult services, reference, technology, programming, public relations and to be developed archive.
- Reviews, evaluates, and purchases all types of materials according to the collection policy for the collection. Formulates and implements library goals and objectives and interprets these to the public and local government officials.
- Works directly with five-member Library board appointed by the County Commissioners. Consults and confers with the State of Wyoming Library, other Wyoming libraries, citizens and community groups to help develop services based on the needs of people of diverse ages, backgrounds and interests.
- Develops library policies for Library Board approval.
- Develops and administers annual library budgets.
- Directs the recruitment process to fill open positions, which included application review, interviews and hiring, promotions, demotions, reassignment and dismissal of personnel.
- Directs, supervises and evaluates library staff.
- Responsible for monitoring employees schedules and approval of payroll, including the preparation of personnel action as it relates to discipline or a performance improvement plan.
- Develops and supervises the promotion and marketing of the library, its resources, services, and programs.
- Collaborates and cooperated with other educational, cultural, and social agencies serving the area.
- Oversees and signs on all purchases for the library.
- Manages and directs the library’s automation system in collaboration with the Wyoming State Library, Internet access with collaboration with K2 Technologies, and other technologies.
- Participates in professional development organizations and training programs and attends professional meetings and conferences.
- Represents the library in community and professional organization and volunteer groups.
- Maintains quality customer service for a diverse population.
- Review library collection regularly for discard, updating and replacement.
- Plans and coordinates improvements of the library facility.
- Develops training programs for staff and assists with answering complex reference questions.
- Develops and interprets policies and procedures for editing bibliographic and authority date for all public catalogs.
- Articulates, support and promotes policies and procedures and library vision and manifesto in written statements and manuals.
- Prepares job instruction tools and training manuals.
- Assists with cataloguing using OCLC copy when needed.
- Establishes statistical collection methods and analyzes data.
- Assists with customer service delivery (reference, reader’s advisory, circulation) when needed.
- Assist with related duties in cooperation with any department as assigned.
- Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, county staff, County Commissioners and the public.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associated, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.
- Ability to work with citizens, elected official and other county employees in a positive, professional, and supportive manner at all times.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong commitment to excellent customer service.
- Knowledge of trends in library development, trends in library technology, and public library operation.
- Ability to deal pleasantly and tactfully with customer complaints.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a work environment that includes constant
- Willingness to work outside of normal office hours, which may include evenings or weekends.
- Ability to left up to 20 pounds with the ability to lift lesser weights repetitively.
- Ability to site, stand, walk, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, use fingers to handle objects, ability to operated necessary office equipment. Occasional required to kneel, crouch and stoop.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association, or ability to obtain within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Library Board after date of hire.
- Five years of professional library experience, including three years’ experience in supervision.
- Experience in directing or implementing ideas or procedures as needed.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Comprehensive knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and procedures.
- Substantive knowledge and significant current experience with various electronic technologies and print resources to access and deliver information.
- Ability to evaluate community needs.
- Effective public relations skills to actively support fund raising efforts.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned to this classification and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.