Library Director – Carnegie Library of McKeesport

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The Carnegie Library of McKeesport is accepting applications for Director.   The Library serves nine municipalities with a combined population of 55,000, operating a main library and two branches.  This is a full-time position which requires two years’ experience working in a library with managerial experience. A position description which defines job duties, responsibilities & qualifications is available at:

Applications must include a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited school as well as all State clearances.  Salary and benefits negotiable based on experience.

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  Applications should be addressed: c/o Michele Parrish, Administrative Assistant.  They may be emailed to ; faxed to 412.672.7860; or mailed to:

Carnegie Library of McKeesport
c/o Michele Parrish
1507 Library Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132


Job Description



  • Plan and evaluate library services to meet community needs
  • Manage library staff
    • Coordinate work of library functions in all departments, Adult, Teen and Children’s,  including Technical  Services, Circulation and Administration
    • Oversee Branch and main operational activities (scheduling, technology, cataloging, statistics, building, comfort and safety)
    • Ensure proper training for all staff
    • Communicate and enforce all policies
    • Hire part-time staff and pages (except janitors)
    • Review and recommend applicants for professional, full-time and janitor positions
  • Prepare the library budget with finance committee
  • Understand patron needs and preferences for information which build and drive the selection of resources and services
  • Participate in the creation of library policy and procedures with the Personnel Committee
  • Promote literacy, intellectual freedom and equal access to information
  • Create and develop partnerships with community organizations and agencies in order to deliver public programs, displays and services
  • Coordinate library’s technology functions with eiNetwork
  • Monitor library building to insure physical plant meets library needs
  • Coordinate fundraising and library development
  • Apply for grants
  • Cooperate with other libraries to improve library service in the county
  • Represent the library’s interests at community meetings, Friends of the Library meetings, eiNetwork meetings, and Allegheny County Library Association meetings
  • Prepare reports and attend all library board meetings
  • Prepare reports for county library association, and state library


  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Two years’ experience working in a library required, including managerial