DATE ENTERED: July 26, 2019
POSITION: Assistant Library Director
LOCATION: Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg VA
APPLY BY: August 9, 2019

Position: Assistant Library Director
Status:    Full Time
Location: Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg VA
Posting Date: July 26 – August 9, 2019

Description: The Williamsburg Regional Library, winner of the 2018 ELGL silver award for best public library in the United States, seeks an innovative and collaborative team leader as its Assistant Director.  The successful individual will lead an outstanding staff – committed to providing excellent library service and programs to the 86,000 residents in the greater Williamsburg area.
The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and is a member of the library management team. The position performs advance work overseeing library public service daily operations and supports the strategic directions of Williamsburg Regional Library. Key areas of focus include library public service operations management, leading and mentoring staff, developing and implementing strategic directions, and project management. The Assistant Director assists the Director in the administration and supervision of the public services operations

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participates in decision-making, near-term and long-range planning of library services, implementing and evaluating library services, functions, and expenditures.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports, collects and analyzes pertinent data.
  • Improves the quality of library services through individual and general staff development by attending relevant meetings, workshops, training, sessions, and visiting other sites.
  • Performs duties of Director in Director’s absence or at Director’s discretion, including public relations, personnel, and budget duties.



  • Requires a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) college; public library experience, and experience successfully managing large-scale projects.
  • Experience overseeing multiple public service divisions.
  • Ability to effectively work with users of all ages and other library personnel; plan and organize daily work and special projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with library administration and staff members, government/school/community officials and personnel, vendors, and the public.  Ability to be an effective ambassador for the library and represent the library in a positive manner.
  • Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite, digital resources, commonly used applications, and social media; oral and written communication.

Salary:    $73,294 - $95,282 minimum to midpoint; Exempt position

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