Bridges Management LLC

Gulfport , MS
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Library System Director

Bridges Management LLC
Gulfport, MS Full time
Posted on November 1, 2017

The Harrison County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library Director who can grow a large, vibrant public library system. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, forward thinking, and possess strong leadership skills along with demonstrated social and business acumen.


  • Reports to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees
  • Directs Library System operations -Develops plans to effectively meet current and future community needs
  • Oversees a staff of 70 full and part-time employees
  • Develops, presents, and administers annual budget
  • Seeks and administers outside funding
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with communities including elected officials, other agencies, and civic/community groups
  • Oversees Library System facilities and collections, physical and electronic.

Job Requirements:


  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience as a public library director.
  • Strong interpersonal relations skills.
  • Days, nights, and weekend hours.


  • Minimum five (5) years' experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in a public library system with multiple outlets.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library philosophies, practices, procedures, and technologies
  • Knowledge of Library budgetary and fiscal practices and library law
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively with various personality types
  • Ability to think analytically and to exercise initiative
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, delegate duties, and attend to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously -Skilled in public speaking and professional writing
  • Ability to effectively encourage, support, and work in a team environment.

Salary: Range - $80,000 to $95,000.

Benefits: Personal/medical leave, health & life & dental insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System. Job-related travel expenses reimbursed.

Deadline for receipt of applications: December 18, 2017.

Harrison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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