Job Position: Library Director

Location:  Brooke County

Libraries:  Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg, WV and Follansbee Branch, Follansbee, WV

Brooke County is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and is just a 50 minute drive to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15 minutes to Steubenville, Ohio; 15 minutes to Weirton, WV and 30 minutes to Wheeling, WV

POPULATION:  2010 Census estimated at 23,835 for the year 2012
LAW AND GOVERNMENT:  Brooke County is governed by a three member County Commission
County Seat:  Wellsburg, WV

Funding for the Brooke County Public Libraries:  Brooke County Commission; State Grants-in-Aid administered through the West Virginia Library Commission; and United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Inc.

Incorporated communities of Brooke County:
*  Village of Beech Bottom
*  Town of Bethany
*  City of Follansbee
*  City of Weirton (Part)
*  City of Wellsburg
*  Village of Windsor Heights

Unincorporated Communities:
*  Arnold
*  Coketown
*  Colliers
*  East Steubenville
*  Fowlerston
*  Hooverson Heights
*  Rockdale
*  Short Creek

Minor Highways:
*  U.S. Highway 22
*  WV Route 2
*  WV Route 27
*  WV Route 67
*  WV Route 88

Adjacent Counties:
*  Hancock County (North of Brooke County)
*  Washington County, Pennsylvania (East of Brooke County)
*  Ohio County (South of Brooke County)
*  Jefferson County, Ohio (West of Brooke County)

Job Description

Qualification:  Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.  This position requires a customer service oriented librarian to direct all programs, activities, and personnel of the Brooke County Public Libraries.

Library Director manages and maintains two library facilities and oversees and international WWII Museum

Purpose:  Serve as administrative head who provides leadership for employees and patron community, and at all times implements the library's procedures, policies and programs

Other Qualifications:  Ability to supervise and motivate library staff and volunteers; ability to work effectively with library trustees, community groups, and elected officials; develop services to meet the needs of a diverse population; place the specific needs of library patrons first and respond to those needs in a helpful and friendly manner; and possess effective interpersonal skills for speaking to community agencies and groups for library support and understanding of services to the community.

Essential Duties:
Develop a yearly budget for the fiscal year (July 1- June 30) and present the line item budget to the library's Board of Trustees for review, revision, and implementation.  It is the Library Director's responsibility to manage the library's budget on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule/s.

Develop Policies and Procedures that ensure the consistent use of library services to the general public.  The Director will promote and advocate library services throughout the community and work with service organizations in order to advance public relations that benefit worthy causes in the community.

Planning for the Future:
The Director must develp short and long-range strategic plans.  The considerations of staff, patrons, and community needs must be evaluated in the overall development plans.  Collection Development, Technical Services, Automation, Interlibrary Loans and New Technologies are major areas for both short and long-range planning.

Evaluation of prospective candidates for the position of Director will be determined by education, work experiences, and job qualifications.   The Brooke County Public Library is an equal opportunity employment center.

Please submit resume/qualifications to Brooke County Public Library Board of Trustees, Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070.  No Phone Calls, Please.