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Director of Erie County Public Library

The Director of the Erie County Public Library is responsible for the administration of the Department of the Library. The position is responsible to the Library Advisory Board as outlined in the Erie County Administrative Code and 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.

The Director 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, and 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.

The incumbent 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, and works with other County offices and departments.


Salary: $63,856 annually

Application deadline: 05/14/2021

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