Madison County Library System

Serving Madison County, Mississippi

Jobs at MCLS

Director
Madison County Library System, Canton, MS

Responsibilities
Supervises Administrative personnel and Branch Managers directly, general staff indirectly, or as needed; Reports monthly to a nine (9) member Board of Trustees; Assists patrons; Works with city, county, and state officials; Nurtures relationships with local community groups; Oversees materials collection, automated library system and public access computers; Prepares and manages an annual budget of $1.8 million; Coordinates building maintenance; Guides long-range planning with accreditation benchmarks; Implements new technologies; Compiles data of library use; Applies for and manages public and private grants; Actively participates in state and national library associations.
Requirements
Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university; Excellent writing and communication skills; Good computer and Internet experience; Ability to travel to library-related conferences and workshops; Valid driver’s license; Minimum of five years of library administration/management experience.  Essential skills: management, budget experience, critical thinking and analytical abilities, conflict resolution, communication, professional relationships.  Demonstrated experience with building library programs, evaluating services and technology, and supervising personnel is strongly desired.  
Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $65,000 - $72,000 annually; commensurate with education and experience Personal/medical leave; participation in the MS Public Employees' Retirement System; health insurance; dental and vision insurance; state life insurance; 10 paid holidays per year.
Available
Position available until filled.
Contact
Submit a cover letter, employment application (www.mcls.ms/Jobapp/application.pdf) and resume to: Danny Murphy, Board Chair, Madison County Public Library System, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046 by March 20, 2015.
Location
Madison County Public Library System, Canton Public Library, Canton, MS.
Place/Environment
The administrative offices are located in the Canton Public Library building, Canton, MS, with four (4) branch libraries within 25 miles.  The population of Madison County is approximately 100,000 with the library system providing service to 45,000 registered users.  Madison County is centrally located adjacent to the state capitol, Jackson, MS; 3 driving hours from Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA.

Date Posted
February 12, 2015

Date Expires
March 20, 2015

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