Director of Library Development

By IS Lab February 23, 2021

Website State Library of North Carolina

The Library Development section provides statewide programs, services and resources for the entire library community in North Carolina, working with libraries throughout the state to help grow their capacity to serve their communities. Library Development works to fulfill the vision of the State Library of North Carolina in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals by thoughtful and well researched administration of statewide projects, programs, special grant programs, library networks, and public library support.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. The Director of Library Development provides leadership and direction in the administration and management of the Library Development Section.

Job Responsibilities

  • Directing library development activities and supervising staff in designated program areas including public library management, continuing education, youth services, adult services, NC Cardinal, networking, data analysis, and state and federal grant programs.
  • Managing statewide programs that work in partnership with local communities and others to extend and develop public library service.
  • Facilitating cooperative efforts among all types of libraries and other organizations in North Carolina.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with members of the North Carolina library community, library board members, Friends of Libraries, local government officials, and representatives of state government and other organizations with an interest in libraries.
  • Administering state-funded Grants to Libraries program and overseeing monitoring activities to ensure compliance.
  • Administering and monitoring section budgets and ensuring compliance with all state regulations.

Job Qualifications

  • Proven knowledge of the practices, policies, and trends in library services and library management.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a team of library and information professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget development, implementation, and management; monitoring expenditures, and/or ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, implementing, and/or evaluating projects and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with meeting planning and facilitation, group process, and/or team building.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, implementing change initiatives, and/or developing collaborative relationships to facilitate accomplishment of goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing, writing, and administering grant programs.
  • 3 years or more of experience in a director or senior leadership role in a public or academic library.
  • Eligible for NC Public Librarian Certification.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating complex library and state government programs, policies, and/or practices to audiences with varying levels of knowledge and understanding.
  • Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsMaster’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of professional librarian experience, three of which should have been in a supervisory, consultative, or administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.