Library Director

Library System/Company Name
Saluda County Library
Job Description

The Saluda County Library Board welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a small rural county.   The Director reports to the Library Board, and is responsible for budget planning and management, library policies, operations and staff leadership.   
The Saluda County library system includes a main library and one branch.  The library serves a population of 20,000 and is located in central South Carolina.  Visit the Library’s website, and the County’s website for more information:   Saluda is centrally located between several metropolitan areas and has an excellent school system.

• Develops and implements library policies and procedures.
• Directs, monitors, evaluates, and administers all the library's programmatic, fiscal, and personnel functions.
• Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
• Coordinates and collaborates with other local agencies and organizations.
• Administers grant funds; prepares and presents budget requests; manages budgeted funds.
• Administers personnel policies and supervises library staff; completes performance evaluations.
• Provides training to library personnel in the sue of printed reference materials and electronic resources.
• Coordinates long-term library planning for the development of library services.
• Directs public relations campaigns to promote the library within the community.
• Assists in the planning of new construction or alteration to existing facilities.
• Coordinates the development of library collections.
• Prepares and submits a variety of regular and special reports.
• Participates in professional organizations and meetings.
• Performs related duties.

Salary range: $49,095 annually, with excellent benefits.  This is a full time position, available immediately.


Ideal candidates will have an MLS from an ALA accredited library program and 5 years of increasing responsibility in managing or supporting library service, including administrative (budgeting, planning) and supervisory responsibility.  The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, effective communication and public relations skills, the ability to build consensus among library stakeholders, and a thorough understanding of library automation operations.  The Saluda County Library is in the process of planning and construction of a new central building.  Candidates having experience with library construction projects will be seen as more competitive.   Additionally, candidates with Spanish language skills will be highly considered.

• Knowledge of library science and administration.
• Knowledge of library technology.
• Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
• Knowledge of accounting and budget management principles.
• Knowledge of collection management principles.
• Knowledge of personnel management.
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
• Skill in management and supervision.
• Skill in the use of an automated library system.
• Skill in interpersonal and public relations.
• Skill in report preparation and presentation.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

How to Apply

Find the application form and instructions on the Saluda County website:

Applications along with resume and ten-year driving record may be submitted to Sandra Padget, Administrator, at 400 W. Highland Street, Saluda, SC or by email to  Position is open until filled.  EOE

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