Alamance County
  • 19-Sep-2018 to 31-Oct-2018 (EST)
  • Library Adminstration
  • Burlington, NC, USA
  • Pay Grade 81 Min Pay $67,570
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Annual and sick leave; holidays; employee medical/life/dental/liability insurance; dependent insurance available at group rates; state retirement plan; 401(k)




Department:   Library    

FLSA Status:   Exempt    

Grade/Level:   81 Min $67,570

Job Type: Regular           

Location: May Memorial Library, Burlington, NC

Job Status: Salary

Reports To: Asst. County Manager/IT Director

Amount of Travel Required: 30% 

Direct Reports: Yes 8+                 


JOB PURPOSE:   Under the direction of the Alamance County Manager's Office, the Director oversees all operations of the Alamance County Library system. Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive services plan for the County's Public Libraries. Oversees the determination of the financial and resource needs of the library through the development of the budget and supervision of the expenditures of these funds. Works with the community to assure library programs, offerings and space supports interests of the Alamance County residents specific to library management. The Director will be responsible for hiring, developing, evaluating performance, and providing feedback and disciplinary action as needed. Within this role the Director will provide leadership that enables the organization to achieve its goals and sustain its mission.



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assess staffing needs, screen applicants, conducting interviews and participating in the selection of the best qualified candidate to fill vacancies within the system.
  • Provide and or coordinate appropriate training and development for new and existing employees, supply information, technology and reference materials necessary to perform specific jobs functions.
  • Assign staff duties, relative to classification and specific to job description, communicate the expectations for successful performance of those duties and ensure staff understands how performance will be measured.
  • Evaluate employee performance, providing ongoing feedback and addressing performance concerns in a timely manner.
  • Providing oversight and direction as to the plan and organization of all County library programs including the main library, branch libraries and outreach services.
  • Prepare an annual budget for submission to the County Manager's Office; prepare and present periodic reports on library activities, needs and achievements; make recommendations on administrative, employee and policy matters. Ensure compliance with County authorizations, authorizes expenditures for library materials, supplies, equipment and contracts.
  • Responsible for maintaining a working and collaborative relationship with the Friends of the Library, Library Board, community organizations and other interested groups in supporting and promoting library programs throughout our County.
  • Promote and sustain a work environment that reflects Alamance County's organizational values and standards of customer service and teamwork.
  • Ensure a fully staffed, competent workforce and ability to create a safe and supportive work environment for all employees.
  • Ensure an efficient and effective workflow, implement changes in routine work practices and procedures as needed to modify department functioning according to community needs and employee capabilities.




  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Ability to analyze statistical data, keep accurate records and complete reports.
  • Autonomy Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful, maintain high level of confidentiality and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Judgement Ability to use good judgement and discretion as it relates to interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Multitasker Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Safety-Minded Creating a safe work environment; managing risks; reducing exposure liabilities.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines



Education:  Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an accredited ALA institution.

Experience:  Five (5) or more years of professional experience at progressively responsible levels. Prior Public Library administrative experience is required.

Computer Skills:  Prior computer skills experience with Microsoft Windows.

License/Credentials: Possession of a valid driver's license. Possession of, or ability to acquire within 6 months of service, a Professional Librarian Certificate issued by NC Public Librarian Certification Commission, required.



N (Not Applicable)           Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)                Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)   Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)   Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)



Office Environment


The County has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the County reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

















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