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Director of Erie County Public Library

Company: County of Erie
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

County of Erie

Director of Erie County Public Library / $64K-$64K / Erie, PA

Must Haves:
Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), Library Information Science (MLIS), or Information Science (MIS) from a College or University Accredited by the American Library AssociationMinimum of 5 years of Supervisory/Management ExperienceMinimum of 7 years of Public or Private Library Experience

Education: Masters Degree

Why Us:

Read what employees are saying about us: https://careers.eriecountypa.gov/ Our Benefits: https://careers.eriecountypa.gov/benefits/

Job Description:

Responsible for the administration of the Department of the Library. Responsible to the Library Advisory Board as outlined in the Erie County Administrative Code. Serves as the Erie/Crawford District Library Center Administrator as outlined by the State Library regulations. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration.

Professional librarian credentials are required as well as proven managerial ability and the ability to represent the library before the public, the County Administration and County Council, the District Libraries and Office of Commonwealth Libraries; extensive experience in supervisory management of library operations and services; knowledge and experience with computer technology; thorough knowledge of budgeting and grant writing.

Directs the overall library operation and implements Library Advisory Board policy as provided for in the County Administrative Code. Recommends policy and procedural actions to the Library Advisory Board and County Executive. Represents the library and County on various community boards and governmental committees as needed. Represents the library to the using public. Establishes and maintains appropriate community contacts. Represents the library with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and state and national professional organizations. Prepares appropriate reports for the County Administration, the County Council, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Library Advisory Board, and District Advisory Council and negotiates annual District Library Center agreement with District libraries. Prepares the annual operating budget. Prepares and submits grant proposals to potential funding sources; plans for the future development of library service. Maintains the appropriate financial and professional records of the Library. Plans and supervises the overall selection and maintenance of the library collection based on the approved collection development policy. Responsible for insuring the maintenance of all library facilities and inventory of County property. Develops and maintains the employee roster through county hiring practices. Administers personnel regulations. Plans and conducts staff meetings. Consults with the Friends of the Erie County Public Library and the Erie Regional Library Foundation. Works with other County offices and departments.

About Us:

Erie County Government consists of 1,200 employees across many different departments and locations throughout Erie County. The County of Erie is proudly a Blue Zones Approved Worksite, which means we promote and develop evidence-based practices and principles to create healthier work environments for our employees. The county worksites have made multiple environmental, policy and community changes to give our employees a higher quality of life. The Blue Zones Project inspires people to be happier and healthier at work and at home.

Posted: 10 days


  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Keywords: County of Erie, Hempstead , Director of Erie County Public Library, Other , Hempstead, New York

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