Employment Opportunity

The Marshall County Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting resumes for the position of Director, which will be open in early 2020. Resumes should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 17, 2019. Applicants who are contacted should expect to be interviewed at the library’s January 15, 2020, Board of Trustees meeting.  The Job Description for the Director position is below:

Job Description

Title:                     DIRECTOR
Status:                 Exempt
Reports to:          Board of Trustees
Salary:                 Based on experience and education

The Library Director is responsible for providing vision for the Library and staff in accordance with the library’s Mission Statement.  Oversees day to day operation of the library.  Conducts long-range planning and budgeting.  Creates, implements, and evaluates programs and services.  Manages personnel including training, development, supervision, and performance evaluation.


  • Provide vision for the Library and the staff in accordance with the Library’s Mission Statement.
  • Plan and direct a balanced program of library service to all residents of Marshall County.  Evaluate the effectiveness of library service in relation to the changing needs of the community.
  • Formulate and recommend to the MCPL Board of Trustees new policies and changes in existing policies.
  • Implement and monitor present and future policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Initiate planning for current and future activities.
  • Oversee day to day operation of the Library.
  • Maintain awareness of trends in the field and develop programs so that MCPL takes advantage of new services and products to provide enhanced services. 
  • Oversee physical facilities and recommend new construction, coordinate site selection, design and construction of new buildings.
  • Oversee preparation of annual budget.
  • Approve all Library expenditures.
  • Monitor monthly budget expenditures.
  • Report monthly to the Board of Trustees on the operation of library system and keep Trustees informed regarding the Library’s program of service.
  • Oversee the library’s technology and its development.
  • Oversee human resource management including recruitment, employment, compensation, and performance development; exercise administrative direction over all library staff either directly or through subordinate supervisors; provide leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and professional growth.
  • Determine management structure of organization and evaluate performance of managers.
  • Review performance evaluations of staff members as appropriate.
  • Administer, with staff, an effective public relations program.
  • Serve as key spokesperson for the Library or designate staff members to do so as necessary.
  • Oversee a public relations program to ensure community awareness of library services and to provide positive local, regional, state, and national recognition of the library.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, civic and community groups and the general public.
  • Represent Library system to larger library professional community including active involvement in appropriate local, state and national associations.
  • Address public complaints that cannot be resolved at a lower level


  • Management experience required
  • Public Library experience required.
  • Must obtain Professional Certification from the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians within three (3) years of hire date.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships within the Library and community
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, decision-making, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to diversity and staff development
  • Strong commitment to patron services
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment
  • Successful budgetary management skills
  • Willingness to travel locally and nationally to conduct library business and represent the library
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage multiple projects
  • Understanding of the role and potential of technology in the delivery of library services
  • Proficiency with Windows-based PC’s, Microsoft Office products, Web searching, email, and related products and procedures
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Light to medium work [lifting, pushing or pulling 20-50 lb. maximum]
  • Movement throughout the facility locating/retrieving materials and assisting users
  • Reaching, bending, kneeling and crouching to retrieve and replace library materials, supplies and files
  • Handling and manipulating library materials; fingering pages, cards, forms, etc.
  • Operating computer and audiovisual equipment
  • Visual acuity sufficient to identify materials on shelving up to 90 inches in height and to read primarily typed or printed text in a variety of type sizes

: Any variance in requirements would be made by the library’s Board of Trustees and only with unanimous approval.



Feel free to submit an application for a possible future opening for Circulation Clerk using the link below.  We do not have an opening at this time.
Nights and weekends would be included in most future positions.
Click here to apply.