Library Director

Library Director


Johnson City Public Library—a dynamic center for the community!

The Johnson City Public Library 7-member Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library's strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $2 million supported by city appropriation with additional county funding. Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library. The beautiful 42,625 square foot Library facility is currently at capacity – in 2017, the dedicated staff (31 FTE) provided programs and services to 244,981 visitors and circulated 525,769 items.

Johnson City, located in Northeastern Tennessee nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is part of the ‘tri-cities’ region which includes the neighboring cities of Kingsport and Bristol. This is a growing community that is home to the East Tennessee State University campus, an excellent public school system, and top-rated medical facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, raft, ski, climb and seek new adventures. The city is optimally located with easy access to several metropolitan areas and only a few hours’ drive to Carolina beaches. The Library is located on the edge of a revitalizing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants, shops and microbreweries. Johnson City is poised for growth and is known for temperate climate and low cost of living –ideal for families or individuals at any stage of life. To learn more about Johnson City, the Library and the position, please visit Johnson City Links.

Responsibilities. The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

Requirements. A Master of Library Science degree is required as well as a minimum of four years of professional library experience. A minimum of three years of library administrative experience is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, experience working with budgets, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies. See Johnson City Position Description to review the full position description.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $65,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller. The position closes May 13, 2018.

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