Executive Director – Carroll County Public Library, MD

Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) seeks a progressive and dynamic leader with proven collaborative management experience to take executive-level responsibility for an innovative public library system in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.


CCPL provides library services to a population of 167,830 through six branches and three mobile services vehicles. The branches are open 67 hours per week. CCPL has 163 FTE staff and an FY 2018 operating budget of $10.3 million. The system circulated 3.7 million items for a per capita circulation of 22.17 in FY 2017.

Salary is negotiable from $110,000, based on education and experience; excellent benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Public Library Director Certificate.  Additional formal coursework in public administration/management is desirable.  A minimum of ten years of public library experience with at least six years in a managerial/administrative capacity is preferred.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated library leadership and management achievements; experience working with a policy-making board and elected officials; the ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation and team management; the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders, is forward-thinking and has a positive track record in implementing change; broad knowledge of current library practice and information technology.

TO APPLY AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Go to https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx.

Applications received by May 23, 2018 will receive first consideration; however, recruitment is open until filled.

Inquiries are welcome. Please call Muffie Smith, Director of HR at 443-293-3127 or muffies@carr.org.

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