Clark County Public Library, located in Springfield, Ohio between Dayton and Columbus, is seeking a Library Director to manage and direct a library staff of 82 (60 FTE), oversee the Main Library, four branches, and Outreach services. Due to the retirement of the current director, the Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced administrator with a proven record of fiscal management and community involvement.
The successful applicant will have an excellent knowledge of current best practices and an exciting vision of what libraries can be to their communities. Clark County offers award-winning parks and recreation programs, high-caliber arts and culture amenities including a performing arts center, a summer music festival, its own symphony orchestra, the Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, and a Smithsonian-affiliate art museum. The community offers a rich and diverse cultural life and is home to Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College.
CCPL is a county district library with an annual operating budget of $7 million, serves a population of approximately 130,000 and has a circulation of one million items per year.
The majority of the library’s funds (56%) comes from the state PLF, with local property tax accounting for 40% of the budget and miscellaneous sources accounting for the other 4%.
Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, five (5) years of public library management experience, and demonstrated experience in library administration, supervision, budget management, strategic planning, and technical resources. Practical knowledge of facilities management and issues surrounding digital services is desirable. At least two (2) years of experience as a Director in a comparable setting is strongly preferred.
Minimum salary is $95,000, additional dependent upon experience, and a competitive benefits package. Relocation incentives are available. Job description and essential functions available upon request.
Qualified applicants shouldsend a descriptive cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications and essential abilities, and a resume with three work related references to: Library Director Search Committee, Clark County Public Library, P.O. Box 1080, Springfield, Ohio, 45501-1080, or apply via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Official graduate school transcripts and a completed CCPL Employment Application will be required of any candidate under final consideration. Background check required prior to employment.
Review of applications begins February 20. Open until filled.
Clark County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employerand provider of services
Location/Region: Springfield, Ohio