Job Re-Posting: Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County Library District

Are you looking for an exciting library management role where you can put your exceptional skills and knowledge of public library services & community engagement to work developing and executing a new Library strategic vision? Embrace the northeast Washington lifestyle as Pend Oreille County Library District’s next Director of Library Services!  Work collaboratively with the five-member POCLD Board of Trustees and library staff to deliver superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service to a region with a strong sense of community and unlimited potential. Lead a library district committed to connecting the community to new and creative services in meaningful ways. Our thriving arts and humanities community inspires, entertains and awes and our rugged splendor of rivers, lakes and mountains feeds your spirit with a superb recreational lifestyle. If you enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to exceptional community services, this could be the position for you!

Serving 13,240 residents over nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County Library District’s staff members support library operations in four branches:   Newport, Calispel Valley, Ione and Metalines.  The Director of Library Services reports to the district‘s five-member governing Board of Trustees which oversees the district’s $600K budget, and provides guidance for strategic and capital improvement planning.   Membership in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN) consortium effectively stretches our collection dollars and our libraries’ borders; CIN provides access to the 27 libraries’ physical collections and shares the cost of electronic media and the KOHA system.  The Pend Oreille County Community Network System that ushered in a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone to the county allows us to offer 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi at each of our branches.

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire)

Salary range starts at $58,000 yearly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Please visit www.pocld.org to learn more about the library district the Director position and www.pendoreilleco.org for more information about Pend Oreille County.  Resume with a POCLD Application   and letter of interest should be submitted to pocldbot@pocld.org.

Closing Date Extended to: August 31, 2016

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