Education and Experience:
o ALA Accredited MLS Degree preferred and significant relevant library and
management experience. Candidates currently enrolled in an ALA
Accredited MLS Degree program will be considered. Advanced level of
comfort with technology.
Duties and responsibilities Board Related:
o Prepares annual budget for proposal to the board.
o Responsible for the operation of the library under the financial conditions set
forth in the annual budget.
o Drafts the monthly agenda in consultation with the board president.
o Issues notices of all regular meetings, and on authorization of the president,
of all special meetings.
o Acts as technical advisor to the board; recommends needed policies for
o Carries out the strategic plan created by the board and provides regular
updates to the board on the plan progress.
o Administers policies of the library as adopted by the board.
o Reports regularly to the library board.
o Has sole charge of the day-to-day administration of the library.
o Responsible for the care of the building and the equipment.
o Accountable for the efficiency of the library’s service to the public.
o Responsible for the hiring and the dismissal of all personnel with prior board
o Supervises Library staff and provides regular performance feedback.
o Suggests and carries out plans extending the library’s services.
o Prepares regular reports embodying the library’s current progress and future
o Serves as the public face of the library and maintains an active program of
o Participates in community organizations and events on behalf of the library.
o Knows local and state laws; actively supports library legislation in the state
and the nation.
o Supervises the selecting and the ordering of all books and other library
o Affiliates with the state and national professional organizations.
o Attends professional meeting and workshops.
o Makes use of the services and suggestions of the regional librarian and the
Department of Libraries and Archives.
o Encourages support staff to attend workshops and conference.
Cynthiana Harrison Co. Public Library
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
o Broad knowledge of library materials, services, and operations and
commitment to excellent customer service
o Ability to develop and implement a budget
o Knowledge and ability to complete all state records in a timely manner
o Organizational skills, and the ability to anticipate future needs.
o Ability to determine and interpret community interests.
o Knowledge of current library technology
o Ability to plan and implement effective public relations effort
o Good interpersonal and communication skills
o Ability to work independently, manage time and resources
o Ability to use good judgment to solve problems and make decisions
o Skilled at working cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff
o Ability to recommend, develop, implement and communicate library policies
o Flexible and adaptable to change
o Ability to use MS Office
o Able to secure and retain library certification
Application deadline: 5/24/19.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and supporting material to:
Cynthiana Harrison County Public Library Director Search
PO Box 55
Cynthiana, KY 41031
All applications must be sent to this address postmarked by the deadline date.