Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed through Labor Day
Monroeville Public Library Job Description
Job Title: Library Director
Job Summary: Organizes, directs, controls and promotes the activities of the Library. Work varies, requiring interpretive judgment.
Essential Duties: Plans, organizes and manages the services of the Library; establishes goals and measures accomplishments against recognized standards. Studies and makes plans to develop the services of the Library to meet more effectively present and future community needs, including study of community and area trends and their relation to the library. Advises, consults, and confers with the Library Board, other libraries, professionals, officials (at State and local levels), citizens, and community groups. Supervises and develops procedures, policies and public information, and user services offered. Recruits, selects and supervises the training of new personnel. Coordinates the continued training and development of staff members. Evaluates the performance of subordinate department heads and supervises the evaluation of other employees. Prepares public presentations and correspondence. Supervises the keeping of records and the preparation of reports. Prepares and presents library budgets. Prepares grant applications and seeks funding for operational and improvement programs. Actively seeks grants, gifts, and other new sources of non-tax funding for the Library. Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the Library in the community. Supervises the maintenance of the physical plant. Maintains current knowledge of new developments in the library field. Initiates plans, develops and implements records and report systems and schedules.
Essential Knowledge, Skill & Ability:
Tools and Equipment Used:
Required Education: Masterís Degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association.
Required Experience: Minimum three years public library experience in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity.
Necessary Special Requirements: Certification as a professional librarian by the State Librarian. Pennsylvania State Police criminal record check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse history clearance.
Working Environment and Physical Demands: Duties are performed indoors in office environment. Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to do math at the algebraic level. Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans. The noise level is usually moderate. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
Introductory Period: During the first 180 days of employment, the Monroeville Public Library Board of Directors will evaluate the performance of the new Library Director. After 180 days of employment, a performance appraisal may be conducted to determine compatibility with the position. Successful completion of the 180-day Introductory Period does not constitute or create a contract of employment between the Library Director and the Monroeville Public Library. Either the employee or the Library Board has the right to terminate employment at any time, with or without cause.
Selection Guidelines: Resume, references, and salary history followed by formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview(s) and reference/background check; related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as administration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the positions. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Monroeville residency required within one year of hire.
Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume of work history, education and salary requirements in confidence by August 8, 2014 to:
Search Committee, Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
No phone calls, please.
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