The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library (GHAL) Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is a passionate, motivated individual to lead the library in its mission: to enrich our community by promoting literacy and fostering lifelong learning. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking, community oriented leader who will guide the library into a new age of library services. S/he must be strongly focused on customer service and be willing to incorporate new library trends and technology into the day-to-day operations of the library. The new Director will be expected to be highly engaged with the community, foster innovation and teamwork with staff members, model and foster life-long learning, have successful fundraising and grant writing experience, and encourage and implement technological advances in the library.
The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library, located approximately 30 miles Southeast of Pittsburgh in the city of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is the public library for approximately 70,000 people. While GHAL is a nonprofit corporation and has no formal legal ties to any municipality, it is recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as the public library serving the communities and citizens of the Greensburg Salem School District, Hempfield Area School District, the city of Greensburg, Hempfield Township, the boroughs and/or municipalities of Southwest Greensburg, South Greensburg, New Stanton, Hunker, Manor, and Youngwood. The library’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, is comprised of individuals who live in the library’s service areas and representatives appointed from the supporting local governments and school districts.
Master of Library Science from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) Institution.
Candidates should have at least five years of prior success and experience in managing a medium-sized public library and in working with personnel, local officials, and community leaders. Candidates should be experienced and successful in budgeting, grant writing, fundraising, community relations, and in both short and long-term planning. Candidates must possess strong organization, communication, marketing, management and computer skills, and have strong interpersonal and supervisory competency.
Recommended: Member of ALA and PaLA.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and three references to GHALDirectorSearch@gmail.com no later than August 10, 2018. No paper copies will be accepted.