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Job Posting – Library Director, Eastern Monroe Public Library (EMPL)

Employer:  Eastern Monroe Public Library Board of Trustees

Location: Stroudsburg, PA

Hours:  Full-time

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience including generous benefits package.

Required : MLS (no exceptions) ALA accreditation preferred, plus a minimum of five years public library experience in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity.

Founded in 1916, EMPL has its main branch (Hughes Library) in Stroudsburg with  branches in Tannersville and Smithfield Township, a bookmobile and service to the county correctional facility.  EMPL is the designated county library.  The direct service area includes 10 of Monroe County's 20 municipalities.  The EMPL has more than 230,000 items in its collections, an annual operating budget $1.8 million, and a staff of 46 full- and part-time employees. The Library has a growing list of reading, cultural and outreach programs as well as a thriving Friends organization and a Library Foundation. 

Library Director is a management position responsible for all functions of EMPL service. Duties include overseeing library operations, including managing staff, volunteers, facilities, inventories, technologies, budgets and endowments in compliance with all regulations of state and local funding agencies.  S/he works with a dedicated EMPL Board and leads an experienced staff to 21st century public library and information service for a diverse population in a thriving vacation destination. The Director also serves as a liaison with local government and community organizations, Associated Libraries of Monroe County consisting of 5 independent public libraries, regional libraries and the Pennsylvania Library Association. 

Full Job Description

Send a cover letter and resume of work history, education and salary requirements in confidence by December 5, 2014 to ,or by mail to: Director  Search Committee, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg. PA.18360


Last updated November 13, 2014