Library Director, Akron-Summit County Public Library (OH)

The Akron-Summit County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a leader with vision and strong collaboration skills for its next Library Director. Key attributes for this position include the ability to foster a team environment, enthusiasm and passion for innovative library services, and a commitment to being a strong community partner. ASCPL, a county district system serving 377,588 residents, is governed by a seven-member Board and supported by a staff of 307 FTE with an annual operating budget of $31 million. The community supports its Library. Seventy percent of voters approved a 2015 levy which makes up 55% of the operating budget. There is also strong support from the Library’s Friends groups. The Library provides stellar service to diverse communities—both urban and suburban—through 17 neighborhood branches and the downtown Main Library, and has been recognized as a Star Library by Library Journal each year since 2009.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include administering all functions of the Library; ensuring the efficient overall administration and operation of the Library; and overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of Library goals and objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Director works with the Fiscal Officer to prepare Library budgets; oversees personnel functions as delegated by the Board of Trustees; and participates in a variety of community organizations. See the full position description at ASCPL Job Description (

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include five years of progressively responsible senior management experience in the public sector and a master’s degree in library science or public administration, or equivalent degree from an accredited program of graduate studies. Leadership, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills are required, as are the ability to analyze community needs and develop programs to meet those needs, and the ability to work collegially in a team environment. Experience reporting to and working effectively with a governing board, working in a multi-branch library system, and passing tax levies are highly desirable.


Job Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Not in NJ
Job Focus: 
Compensation: The hiring salary range is $110,000 – 130,000, with benefits.
How To Apply:: 
For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller,, before the closing date of January 28, 2018.