The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a South Carolina three-county rural library consortium. The Director will be responsible for budget planning and management, library policies, operations and staff leadership. The position reports to the Regional Board.
The AHJ Regional Library System includes three county headquarters sites, two additional branch libraries, and a Bookmobile. The annual system-wide budget is approximately $697,000 and the staff consists of 21 FTE. The library system has 16,000 card-holding patrons, nearly one third of the combined local population. The system is a member of the SC LENDS (Evergreen open source) collaborative, and circulates about 50,000 items annually.
The AHJ Regional System serves the three beautiful Low Country counties of Allendale, Hampton and Jasper. The total area stretchs along the Savannah River between North Augusta, S.C. and Savannah, GA. This quiet rural area depends heavily on its public libraries for computers, books, and information. Several library facilities have been constructed or renovated recently.
- Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
- Five years of increasing responsibility are preferred in managing or supporting library service, which must include administrative (budgeting, planning) and supervisory responsibility.
- Competitive candidates will have a strong philosophy of customer service, effective communication and public relations skills, and the ability to build consensus among library stakeholders.
- Experience in overseeing building projects and successful grant-seeking are preferred.