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Director @ Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System (Hazlehurst, MS)

29 Aug 2018 2:12 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

Position: DIRECTOR

Library/City: Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System  Hazlehurst

Date Posted: 8/17/18

Date Expires: Open

Date Available: 8/17/18

Responsibilities:• Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees • Supervise 15 full and part-time employees• Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers • Perform public service functions in branches • Manage annual budget • Build positive relationships with officials in cities & counties • Oversee building repair/ maintenance • Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning and service delivery efforts • Establish/maintain relationships with local community groups • Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of residents • Develop and deliver library programming throughout System.


• Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school
• Bachelors degree and agree to acquire MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three (3) years

• Strong interpersonal skills.  Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products.   Experience in maintenance of websites/blogs/ social network.   Dependable personal transportation.
• Frequent travel to branch libraries and community activities throughout System.  Travel to library-related continuing education programs and conferences.
• Preferred:   At least two (2) years of progressively responsible library experience and supervisory background.  Experience with Polaris library automation software

Salary & Benefits:

Personal/medical leave, health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses reimbursed. Range - $27,000 to 30,000.


Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System; 223 S Extension St. Hazlehurst, MS 39083; or email to cjrladasst@gmail.com

Location (Library or Institution Name):

Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System
Hazlehurst, MS


Situated in central southwest area of state, Copiah and Jefferson Counties,  short drives to Jackson, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, rolling hills, dense forests, rich history, and proximity to metropolitan areas, many professional and leisure opportunities are available. 

The Public Library System consists of five (5) branch libraries; a collection of 85,000 items; a shared integrated library system (ILS); and a service area population of approximately 37,000.



MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm

PO Box 13687, Jackson MS 39236-3687 

Phone: 601-981-4586


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