County Librarian

Appalachian Regional Library
Location (City, State): 
North Wilkesboro NC

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA or regionally
accredited institution is required with a minimum of three years of
public library administrative/management experience and
certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification
Board. Excellent oral and written communication skills and
management skills are necessary. Experience with managing a
budget is required. Must have the ability to plan and direct the
work of staff engaged in carrying out generalized and specialized
library functions.

The County Librarian provides professional guidance to a staff of
twenty-one and is directly responsible for all public services,
budget management, and internal operations (including facilities
maintenance) necessary to the efficient management of a county
library. This employee is the library’s ambassador and is
responsible for promoting the library and its services in the
community. The County Librarian also participates in planning and
budgeting with the Director, works with the other County
Librarians in regional activities, plans and facilitates the
meetings of the local library board, and maintains a good
working relationship with the local library board, local Friends
groups, and local funding agencies. The County Librarian directly
supervises five employees and reports to the ARL Director of

How to Apply: 

Send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to hr [at] arlibrary [dot] org