Please read the County of Erie Job Application Procedures before applying. Those wishing to apply for this position shall submit a comprehensive County Employment Application stating their qualifications to the Human Resources Department at the Erie County Courthouse, Room 501, Erie, PA 16501.
Employment applications can be accessed online by going to the Erie County Website at https://careers.eriecountypa.gov/job-listings. Click on the job announcement of choice, and click the Apply Now button at the bottom of the page. All submissions are done electronically.
The County of Erie is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the Americans with Disability Act. We do not discriminate because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. All are encouraged to apply.
All new hires are subject to a criminal background check.
Definition of Class
Responsible for the administration of the Department of the Library. Responsible to the Library Advisory Board as outlined in the Erie
County Administrative Code. Serves as the Erie/Crawford District Library Center Administrator as outlined by the State Library regulations. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration.
Duties & Responsibilities
Directs the overall library operation and implements Library Advisory Board policy as provided for in the County Administrative Code. Recommends policy and procedural actions to the Library Advisory Board and County Executive. Represents the library and County on various community boards and governmental committees as needed. Represents the library to the using public. Establishes and maintains appropriate community contacts. Represents the library with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and state and national professional organizations. Prepares appropriate reports for the County Administration, the County Council, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Library Advisory Board, and District Advisory Council and negotiates annual District Library Center agreement with District libraries. Prepares the annual operating budget. Prepares and submits grant proposals to potential funding sources; plans for the future development of library service. Maintains the appropriate financial and professional records of the Library. Plans and supervises the overall selection and maintenance of the library collection based on the approved collection development policy. Responsible for insuring the maintenance of all library facilities and inventory of County property. Develops and maintains the employee roster through county hiring practices. Administers personnel regulations. Plans and conducts staff meetings. Consults with the Friends of the Erie County Public Library and the Erie Regional Library Foundation. Works with other County offices and departments.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Professional librarian credentials are required as well as proven managerial ability and the ability to represent the library before the public, the County Administration and County Council, the District Libraries and Office of Commonwealth Libraries; extensive experience in supervisory management of library operations and services; knowledge and experience with computer technology; thorough knowledge of budgeting and grant writing.
Minimum Requirements & Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Library Information Science (MLIS), or Information Science (MIS) from a College or University Accredited by the American Library Association
2. Minimum of 5 years of Supervisory/Management Experience 3. Minimum of 7 years of Public or Private Library Experience Preferred Qualifications
Experience in working with government officials is preferred.
Condition of Employment
The selected candidate will be pre-employment required to obtain, at their own expense, 3 forms of clearances, including PA State Police Criminal History Record Check; PA Child Abuse History; and FBI Criminal History Background Check including finger printing.