Director - Bullitt County Public Library (KY) | Bullitt County Public Library (KY)
Posted on Apr 20, 2022
Opportunity awaits the next Director of the Bullitt County Public Library (KY). The five-member Board of Trustees seeks a new leader who will work to fulfill the library’s mission to empower the community through free and open access to relevant, informative, and engaging resources and services. With 74 FTE, a $6.4 million budget, and new facilities, BCPL is poised to meet the evolving needs of its patrons. Open access to technology, information, facilities, and resources are all high priorities for the library and a part of its DNA. Key initiatives include completion of the new central library, promoting the library with local stakeholders, demonstrating the institution’s value to taxpayers, and maintaining a cohesive and positive organizational culture by supporting staff.
Located in the North Central portion of Kentucky, Bullitt County is surrounded by gorgeous hills, the Ohio River, and sits just 30 minutes south of Downtown Louisville. With Shepherdsville as its county seat, the region is home to the Jim Beam Distillery, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, and a growing community of over 82,000 residents. Three golf courses, beautiful lakes, and countless hiking trails provide a variety of experiences for families and those who love the outdoors. The region serves as a main north-south transportation corridor and continues to see economic growth through several major business parks and more than 6 million square feet of warehousing facilities. Bullitt County Public Schools is the seventh-largest system in the state and offers The Discovery School, a project-based learning STEM school.
Responsibilities: The Director oversees and guides the activities of the library by acting as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the provision of exceptional public service delivery. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in board development, government relations, budgeting, reporting, planning, marketing, and advocacy efforts. Additional functions include evaluation of long and short-term projects to keep services current with community needs; review of library operations with decision-making on complex problems; preparation of annual and special reports, agendas, and budgets; oversight of the library’s public relations and fund development activities; and review of overall staffing patterns, work schedules, staff evaluations, and professional development.
Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Library Science, a minimum of three (3) years of library administrative or significant supervisory experience, possession of or the ability to obtain appropriate certification from the Kentucky Board for the Certification of Librarians, and a valid driver’s license required. Preferred skills and abilities include experience with collaborative management concepts; demonstrated excellence in communication, including written, verbal listening and public presentations; working effectively with a diverse staff and community; knowledge of federal and state statutes and financial requirements; and experience with a multi-branch library system. A willingness to relocate to Bullitt County or maintain residence within a 60-minute commute is highly desirable.
Bullitt County Public Library (KY)
127 N Walnut Street
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
How to apply
The position offers a hiring salary range of $90,000-$122,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates.