DATE ENTERED: April 6, 2020
POSITION: Library Director
LOCATION: Rappahannock County Public Library, Washington, Virginia
APPLY BY: Position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin May 15, 2020

The Library Board of Trustees for the Rappahannock County Public Library announces an opening for the position of
Library Director

The Library Board of Trustees solicits applications from qualified applicants for the
position of Library Director for the Rappahannock County Public Library (RCPL)
located in Washington, Virginia (about 75 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.). RCPL
recently received a generous bequest, and the Library Board of Trustees (Trustees) are
working to identify the community’s goals for expansion and renovation of our
wonderful rural library. We are an intimate, vibrant community library and we proudly
care for our client’s needs, which range from story time for youngsters, and
personalized, warm care for our senior patrons.

Rappahannock County is a rural county of approximately 7200 people bordering
Shenandoah National Park, Culpeper and Fauquier counties. We have a wealth of
outdoor activities, and art and cultural events that are exceptional for a county of our
size. Our incomparable scenic views, pristine environment and community make this
county a great place to live and work.

The Library Director runs all aspects of the Library: manages the collection and Library
budget; collects and prepares data for State, local and Trustee requirements;
communicates with and serves Library patrons; and supervises and directs the work of
a Senior Librarian and Library Assistant. The Library Director reports to the Trustees.

Candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS);
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in management of a library, including management of staff; and
  • Experienced with strategic planning and expanding outreach to the community.

Preferred experience includes:

  • Experienced with fundraising and grant writing for library projects; and
  • Experienced with expansion and renovation of an existing library.

The Trustees are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative leader who
can transform of our library into one of the premier libraries in Central Virginia, and to
ensure high-quality, state-of-the-art service for our rural community for the years to
come in an increasingly technology-driven world.

Full-time starting salary will be from $75,000 negotiable, depending upon experience
and qualifications. Benefits include Virginia Retirement System and health insurance
with family supplement.

Application may be downloaded at:

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, application and
references to:

Lauren D. May, Director of Human Resources and Special Projects, P. O. Box 519
Washington, VA 22747-0519 or to [email protected].

Position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin May 15, 2020. EOE