Library Director, Teton County Library

By IS Lab March 5, 2021

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Teton County Library

Under limited supervision, directs the Teton County Library through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; manages priorities, identifies critical issues, resolves conflicts and technical issues, and directs operations; assures the library facilities are attractive, safe, and provide a variety of informational, instructional, recreational, and research services to meet the needs of the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Directs the staff and functions of the Teton County Library through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; directs Library programs and projects, including informational, instructional, recreational, and research programs and projects; plans, develops, and organizes special outreach and promotional programs; assures the overall integrity and effectiveness of Library programs, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Manages collaborative working relationships with the staff of the Library by directing strategic planning, team building, and goal setting; develops collaborative working relationships throughout the County organization.
  • Serves as the principal advisor on Library programs and technical issues; provides advice and counsel to Library Board and implements Board directions; anticipates and removes obstacles and holds staff accountable for quality results.
  • Manages staff, reviews work activities, and evaluates work performance; trains employees, and provides guidance on technical and policy issues; coordinates training and cross-training of staff.
  • Develops plans for growth and maintenance of Library collections; leads staff in analysis of current collection, customer needs and wants, new material, and outdated materials; manages program development and program enhancements to meet the needs of the community.
  • Directs the assessment, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services; assesses and monitors Library needs and priorities; monitors and evaluates pending legislation, and the impact of public policies, laws, and regulations on Library programs.
  • Plans, organizes, implements, and oversees Library operations and programs; evaluates workload and customer demands, and allocates staffing and resources; assures the level of services keeps pace with customer needs.
  • Identifies data and information sources for Library programs; develops and directs plans and policies to meet County goals; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions, determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects; develops budget and manages expenditures.
  • Directs the development and implementation of quality assurance plans and protocols for Library services; monitors operations and performance measures, and develops plans to improve performance.
  • Supports the relationship between the library staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with patrons and library staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and library information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS); AND six years’ executive experience in institutional library leadership, four of which includes supervisory and program management experience; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Prior experience in a public library, library directorship, and experience reporting to a governing board are preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Specific technical skills training and certifications may be required.

Required Knowledge of:

  • County and Library policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of public library administration.
  • State and federal resources for Library programs.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and personnel rules.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Methods and procedures for developing and maintaining library collections.
  • Library classification, cataloging, and acquisition protocols.
  • Policies, rules, and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities.
  • Customer service principles and practices.
  • Record keeping and records management rules and standards.
  • Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Required Skills in:

  • Managing and coordinating regional Public Library operations.
  • Interpreting and explaining federal and state rules and regulations, and County policies.
  • Analyzing problems, resolving disputes and grievances, and developing effective solutions.
  • Developing and managing Library plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Promoting, presenting, and evaluating a variety of informational and educational programs.
  • Presenting and defending Library reports and information in public meetings.
  • Identifying library collection issues and recommending enhancements to meet the needs of the community.
  • Evaluating County needs, and prioritizing and promoting Library programs and projects to meet needs.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and specialized software.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff, and the general public.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

To apply, qualified individuals must submit, in PDF format, a cover letter, resume, and application form, including at least five professional references with phone and email address, as well as explanation of your working relationship with each. Prior to the deadline, questions about the application process should be directed to: Julianne Fries, Human Resources Director, Teton County, 307-732-5773 or

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