The Pickaway County District Public Library, serving a population of 55,000 and located 25 miles south of Columbus, Ohio is looking for a qualified individual to effectively manage the information technology department. This full-time (35 hours per week) position requires some travel and must be able to work a variety of hours. Position reports to Library Director. Minimum starting salary is $17.73 per hour. Actual starting salary dependent upon education, qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefit plan.
Job Responsibilities: Include , but are not limited to, overseeing all aspects of the library’s computer network (for Main Library in Circleville and branch library in Ashville), including managing the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all hardware and software for the system; manage electronic-based services and resources to provide effective use by public and staff; maintain security and integrity of the library’s communication network, and confidentiality and access of files and databases throughout the system; evaluate, recommend and integrate new or upgraded technology to support services and staff; assist with maintenance of Central Library Consortium automation as needed; oversee ongoing development of web site; and to coordinate and participate in public instruction and staff training in the use of electronic resources and services.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or demonstrated equivalent experience required. MLS or equivalent degree from ALA accredited program preferred. Public library experience preferred.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Position requires current experience working directly with automated system, Windows, computer hardware, software applications, information databases, LANs, Microsoft Active Directory and Hyper-V; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to work flexible schedule; ability to bend and lift boxes, materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs and ability to push rolling carts weighing up to 150 lbs. Must be able to pass driving record check and background check.
Applications available at Library (1160 North Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113) or online (www.pickawaylib.org). Send completed application, resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13, 2016. Also, if applicable, arrange for copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be sent to Library. PCDPL is an EOE.
Library Director for the Pickaway County District Public Library (OH)
The Board of Trustees seeks a leader to build on the solid successes of their retiring Director. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills to inspire team concepts within the staff and to positively connect with the public; experience in developing the annual budget in cooperation with staff and Board; experience in upholding policies and priorities; and the ability to create and implement the shared vision of Board, staff and community.
Pickaway County District Public Library (PCDPL) has a customer focused staff, a recently renovated main facility, an annual $1.7 million operating budget and a growing Foundation. Pickaway County District Public Library serves 55,698 residents with 28.6 FTE and circulated 378,000 items in 2015 to 31,600 card holders.PCDPL is a member of the Central (OH) Library Consortium, offering the resources of 14 central Ohio libraries and superb digital resources.
Circleville, is the county seat and offers smaller community comforts, an opportunity for rural living and is a short drive to the larger city amenities of Columbus, Ohio.
Responsibilities and requirements: This position oversees a county library system with a main library, one branch and bookmobile, under the direction of the Pickaway County District Public Library Board of Trustees, a seven member appointed Board.
The Library Director recommends policy and provides day-to day oversight of work towards achieving the goals within the Board approved long range plan. The Director plans and oversees an active continuing community relations program, especially the development of strong relationships with community leaders and organizations within the county; represents the library within the community; attends library conferences and regional and statewide professional meetings; administers special projects on behalf of Board; hires, trains, evaluates and develops the administrative staff of the library; administers personnel policies; and is responsible for the Library’s strategic planning process for the expansion and enhancement of services to all residents of the county.
MLIS from an ALA accredited program
A broad knowledge of the current principles and practices of managing a public library
Minimum of 5 years public library experience in increasingly responsible positions, with 3 years at the management level
Excellent administrative, financial planning, communication and personnel management skills
Ability to speak to diverse communities about their interests and service needs
Ability to handle and resolve conflicts involving patrons, staff, and community leaders
Ability to participate in meetings and conferences outside of normal working hours
Initiative and vision in developing library services
Ability to build relationships with the Library Board, staff and community leaders
Experience with governing Boards, strategic planning, levy campaigns and library technology
A complete job description is available at: http://www.pickawaylib.org/jobdocs/director.pdf
For applicant planning purposes, interviews will be held August 22-24, 2016.
Compensation: The starting salary is $70,000, negotiable depending upon qualifications, with a competitive benefits package.
Pickaway County District Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2016
Apply via email to Carol Pelz, Pelz Library Group Consultants: email@example.com with an attached PDF containing the following: A descriptive cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications and essential abilities, and a resume with three work related references.
Pickaway County District Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit an application anytime; they are kept on file for a period of 6 months.