Employment

Job Posting Sept 2022

Interim Library Director
Beg. Date-Thursday, September 1, 2022
Closing Date-Friday, September 30, 2022
Job Title: Interim Library Director South Routt Library District
Website: southroutt.colibraries.org
Job Description:
The South Routt Library District is accepting applications for the position of Interim
Library Director. This position will entail the management of two library facilities, the
supervision of staff, management of all library operations, and a variety of administrative
and technical activities including budget and computers. This position is for an Interim
Director with the possibility of permanent Director after six (6) months. Anticipated 32
hours with the possibility of flexibility for the right candidate.
Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree or MLS preferred but not required, 3-5 years of library related
experience will be considered. Knowledge of a wide range of library operations
including strong communication and interpersonal skills required. The schedule is
flexible but may include some evening and weekend hours.
Salary Range:
$17-$25 an hour depending of qualifications and experience
How to apply:
Applicants should submit an application and resume, including three (3) non-personal
references:
Email to southrouttlibrarydistrict@gmail.com
Drop off at the Oak Creek Library, 117 Main Street, Oak Creek or Yampa Library, 116
Main Street, Yampa
Mail to the address below:
South Routt Library District
Director Search
P.O. Box 175
Oak Creek, Co 80467
Please review the full job description and duties and email the address above or call 970-
736-8371 with any questions.

Interim Library Director for the South Routt Library District
Position Overview
Plans, organizes, and directs a comprehensive program for two community
libraries, encompassing care and maintenance of district buildings, equipment, and
facilities. The director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the
work of staff, substitutes, and volunteers, performs managerial duties related
to personnel, budget, collection development, programming and public relations
under the policies approved by the South Routt Library District’s board of trustees.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Supervises the library staff, through appropriate delegation, to create a
harmonious environment.
• Administers personnel policies and procedures for library employees,
including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation.
• Participates in the recruitment and selection of library personnel.
• Responsible for developing print and non-print collections, including
selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and
disposal of materials.
• Prepares and presents library budget proposal for approval, and monitors and
approves expenditures from the official operating budget.
• Confers with the District Library Board of Trustees to establish operating policies
and to review the libraries services.
• Develops short-term and long-range goals and plans for collections, services,
and programs in keeping with the library’s mission statement and operating
policies; studies and plans development of library services to meet present
and future community needs including new facilities.
• Participates in planning, organization, and management of technical and
automation services for the library.
• Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the library’s
collections, services, and programs with the community.
• Maintains knowledge of new developments in the library profession, including
technological advances, through professional organizations, networks, and the
Colorado Library Association.
• Interacts with the appropriate town, county, and school employees for the
maintenance of the library’s building, furnishings, and equipment.
• Responsible for the collection and accounting of fines, fees, and other
charges.
• Manages the 501c3 entity in conjunction with the South Routt Friends group.
• Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the District Library Board,
State Library annual report, and any other that might be required by towns, Routt
County, and school board.
• Assists in preparing meeting agendas, materials, and participates in the District
Library Board of Trustees meetings.
• Establishes priorities as determined by need.
May also be required to:
• Consult with other libraries, professionals, citizens, and or community
groups.
• Prepares grant requests to state, federal agencies, and non-profit foundations, and
administers grant funds upon reward.
• Maintains and inventory of library equipment, furniture, supplies and prepares
specifications for purchase when needed.
• Assists with direct patron services when needed.
• Attends conferences, workshops, meetings, and professional committee
meetings to advance the library.
Required Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Ability to: work independently, to organize work for efficient use of time,
Prepare clear administrative reports, understand and interpret library policies,
procedures, rules, keep records accurately, interact courteously, and
effectively with all they might come intact with during work activities.
• The ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate employees and
volunteers.
• Show a thorough knowledge of the principles, objectives, and practices of library
management.
• Thorough knowledge of library resources: print, non-print, and electronic.
• Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings
and an understanding of public relations procedures.

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