Library Director - Monmouth County Library
Job Description and Requirements:
    Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners and the Library Commission, and collaborating closely with the County Administrator, the Library Director ensures fulfillment of the library’s mission and oversees efficient operations of its 13 branches and service to 11 member libraries. The Library Director is responsible for the library’s budget, personnel, facilities, technology, customer service, programming, and community outreach.

    • Develop and implement a strategic plan that reflects the County’s vision of becoming the best library system in the state
    • Develop and implement annual operating plans and budgets
    • Communicate effectively with the Library Commissioners, County Administrator, employees, community partners, and other stakeholders
    • Ensure excellence and innovation in programming that fosters inclusive community building
    • Enhance library resources through grant writing, development, and compelling advocacy
    • Effectively recruit, retain, supervise, and motivate a large, dispersed team
    • Demonstrate sound financial management practices with fiscally responsible decision making
    • Plan and oversee the management of technology and facility projects, and other library investments
    • Be a recognizable leader who is visible at library and community events and throughout the service area
    • Demonstrated ability to develop cohesive teams and individuals that willing embrace positive change

    • Develop and distribute annual reports, and other periodic documents that reflect astute analysis of library performance and clearly communicate opportunities
    • Build a culture of collaboration and trust among branches and member librarians, resulting in improved integration among libraries and better utilization of collections
    • Oversee the selection, development, maintenance and distribution of all collections, including expanding digital collections for eBook platforms and services
    • Continually assess, recommend, and implement technology and services that will improve the library’s effectiveness
    • Recommend and oversee changes to facilities and layouts to optimize utilization of space
    • Recommend and administer library policies
    • Ensure library compliance with state, county, and funder requirements
    • Strategize and implement tactics to expand Friends of the Library, and work closely with them to promote library services

    • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
    • Five or more years of experience in public library administration with a record of outstanding achievement
    • Three years of high-level supervisory and administrative experience in a large complex organization
    • Evidence of leadership and engagement with state and/or national library organizations
    • Any equivalent combination of relevant training or experience

    The County of Monmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we actively seek to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, socioeconomic status, and cultural heritage. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for professional growth and advancement for all.

    $48,000 - $180,000. Salary range is competitive for the New York metropolitan area and based on experience and qualifications.

    The Library Director is eligible for a rich array of benefits made available by the County to create and foster the optimal health and well-being of our employees and their dependents today and well into the future. Regular full-time employees receive generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, participation in pension plan, basic life insurance, voluntary patticipation in medical and dental, Section 457 deferred compensation, long-term disability, optional life insurance for self, spouse and children, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans and access to membership in credit union.

    Please send a confidential cover letter and resume electronically to by no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024.

    Please be advised, all Monmouth County positions are on site. There are no provisions to work remotely.

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