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Library Director-Culpeper County Library

  • 28 Jul 2019 1:24 PM
    Message # 7800423

    Position Title:

    Library Director- Culpeper County Library (Culpeper, Virginia)

    Position Description:

    The Culpeper County Library's seven-member Board seek a Library Director excited and ready to lead a great Library in a great community. Serving a county of 52,000 residents who love their library, the 22,000-square foot Library ( - expanded and renovated in 2015) has a staff of twelve FTEs, a collection of approx. 90,000 items, a Local History room, and an annual operating budget of $1,168,000. The new Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, work well with an established Friends of the Library and Library Foundation.  In addition, they will collaborate with local organizations and agencies, and bring new ideas and exciting change to the Library. Opportunities include representing the Library externally to community stakeholders, facility and space redesign, and supporting continuing education for a strong team of dedicated staff. The Library is an agency of the County receiving most of its funding through the County, a small portion through the State, and supplemented by a strong Friends group, and a Foundation, plus donations.

    Under direction of the Library Board, the Director is responsible for the administration and management of the Library. Key areas of responsibility are personnel, budget including development and fundraising, facilities planning, representing the Library in the community, and development and implementation of strategic goals.

    Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and three years responsible library experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Additional qualifications for a successful candidate are (1) strong interpersonal skills serving both internal and external stakeholders; (2) ability to develop and implement a clear vision with community/staff/Board input; (3) mentoring and coaching skills; (4) knowledge of current library trends and technologies; and (5) prior success as a vital community collaborator. Prefer applicant to be willing to relocate to within a 4 mile radius of the Library. Successful experience reporting to a governing board is preferred.

    The starting salary range is $80,991 - $86,000 commensurate with experience.  The full salary range is $80,991 - $125,536 with an attractive benefits package, which may be viewed at the full job description located at the link below.

    Application Process:

    Apply at: by close of business August 19, 2019.  Interviews will be conducted on September 9 and 10 for an anticipated start date of October 1.



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 Unit #: 1653
Washington, DC 20013
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