Employment Opportunities

The library will keep these applications on file for at least 1 year and review them in the event of any job openings.

Job Title: Director 

Department: Administration Reports to: Library Board FLSA Status: Exempt 


Prepared By: David Eckert and Morgan Sallee Prepared Date: August 2018 

Revised By: N/A 

Revision Date: N/A 

The Library Director serves as the chief executive officer of the library, and is responsible for the  administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library  Board of Trustees. This responsibility includes the organization and dissemination of materials and services  through the effective utilization of library sources. The Library Director serves as the official representative  of the library within the community and the library profession. The Library Director plans and administers  library services for the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, the Poinsett County Library, and the  Crowley Ridge Regional Library. 

This position provides leadership and support throughout the organization ensuring excellent service to all  library patrons and staff. Responsibilities include overseeing all operations of the departments of the main  library and branch libraries, human resource compliancy issues and practices, and the maintenance and  tasks of the library’s integrated library system. 


Customer Service 

Lead and promote excellent customer service to all library customers and staff. Represent the library and establish relations with outside vendors. 

Maintain employee and patron confidentiality according to state and federal laws. Supervision and Leadership 

Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the main library and branch locations. 

Ensure excellent interdepartmental cooperation and coordination. 

Draft and recommend policies to the Library Board and plan for the implementation of  public library goals and objectives. 

Hold regular meetings and work closely as the library liaison to the CCJPL, PCL, and CRRL  Boards. 

Represent the Library through leadership in community organizations. 

Commitment to professional growth and development including professional organizations  at the state and national levels. 

Work on future planning for library services by acquiring knowledge of trends in service  opportunities. 


Responsible for all aspects of the library budget. 

Work with the Business Manager to prepare budgets and necessary supporting  documentation for Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library (CCJPL) and Crowley Ridge  Regional Library (CRRL). Present these to the appropriate Library Boards. 


Work with department managers in interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining,  and terminating employees. 

Plan for future workforce needs. 

Ensure the library is compliant with local, state, and/or national laws with regards to all  applicable Human Resource issues including record keeping, employment practices, and  benefits.

Collection Development and Maintenance 

Participate in budget preparation and oversight in the selection of all types of library  material. 

Ensure appropriate standards of collection maintenance are upheld. 

Help to oversee and maintain the Integrated Library System used by the library. Marketing and Public Relations 

Work closely with the library marketing and PR committees. 

Represent and promote the library at community events. 

Library Management Team 

Direct the Library Management Team, which has the responsibility of ensuring  interdepartmental communication; assisting in the development, implementation, and  evaluation of current practices; and making recommendations for short and long term  planning.


Supervise all library employees. On a daily basis, supervise all department managers and the Assistant  Director. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable  laws. Responsibilities may include assisting with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning,  assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and  addressing and resolving issues that arise. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from a college or university with an ALA-accredited program and a  minimum of five years’ library experience in a supervisory capacity. 


Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating manuals, financial reports, applicable laws,  various publications, and procedure/policy guidelines. Ability to write routine procedure guidelines,  reports, and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively to other library employees, volunteers,  and interns; the general public; the media; library board members; Friends of the Library; outside vendors;  and library patrons. Ability to speak effectively before groups of library employees, library board members,  vendors, and the public. 


Ability to understand and apply basic math principles as applicable to this position. Ability to calculate  figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and taxes. 


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram  form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in various situations. 


Valid Driver's License 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to  successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to  enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk,  bend, stoop, reach with hands and/or arms, and use hands and fingers to handle items. The employee is  occasionally required to kneel, climb, and balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5  pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job  include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

The physical demands of this position may require the employee to operate a vehicle. This demand requires  the employee to have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner. An employee 

under the influence constitutes a threat to health or safety. This position is considered a safety sensitive  position for the purpose of the Medical Marijuana Law.  


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.