Shamokin Coal Township Public Library

Library Director- Job Description

Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative; performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating all aspects of library services.

Hours: Full-time 35 hours a week (Monday- Friday with occasional Saturday and evening hours)

Salary: $35,000-42,000 a year.

Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Sick time
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Continuing education credits

Essential Duties:


  • Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers in diversified library activities
  • Recruits, selects, and trains new personnel
  • Coordinates the continued training and development of staff members
  • Evaluates the performances of employees


  • Committed to excellence in customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize work for efficient use of time
  • Develops clear descriptions of staff positions

Community Relations and Partnerships

  • Promotes and publicizes the Library in the community.
  • Attends appropriate meetings as the Library’s spokesperson
  • Creates and leads programming for all age groups.

Strategic Planning and Development

  • Attends monthly board meetings
  • Prepares and presents monthly board reports and library budget
  • Completes all mandatory reporting to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries
  • Prepares grant applications and seeks funding for operational and improvement programs
  • Actively seeks grants, gifts, and other new sources of funding for the library

Library Resources and Technology

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources: print, non-print, and electronic
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office
  • The ability to maintain the library website and social media accounts
  • Knowledge of library automation
  • Responsible for the selection of library materials including books, media, computer programs and other materials
  • Supervises the purchase, utilization, and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services

Professional Growth and Development

  • Advises, consults, and confers with other libraries and professionals as needed
  • Attends conferences, workshops, webinars, and other trainings to learn about new trends, issues, products, and best practices
  • Meets the state standard for continuing education hours


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS), or Bachelor’s Degree and working towards a Master’s Degree
  • Work toward Professional Librarian Certification through the Department of Education
  • Professional library experience preferred
  • Experience with grant writing preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • PA Criminal Background Check, Childline Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Criminal Background Check, and Mandated Reporting are required

Interested candidates may email a resume and cover letter to Board President Frank Konopka at shamokinlibrary@gmail.com. The Library Board will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

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