Library Director – Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library

Description:  Berkeley County is located in the beautiful Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia between Maryland and northern Virginia.  We are approximately 70 miles from Washington DC and Baltimore MD.  This is a highly desirable place to live with good schools, health care, shopping and abundant outdoor recreational activities.   The city of Martinsburg is the largest community in the county with a population of 26,000. 

The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries (MBCPL) serve a county population of 110,000.  The library system includes a Main Library in Martinsburg and three branch libraries located in Spring Mills, Hedgesville and at the Musselman High School in Inwood. The MBCPL provides administrative and technical support to five affiliate libraries in two adjacent counties and WVLC sub-hub support to nine counties.  The budget is $1.9 million with a staff of 34 plus volunteers.


Responsibilities:      Leads the organization, collaboratively developing and implementing the Library’s strategic vision and plan, and ensuring the fulfillment of the Library’s mission and its future success. The Library’s Director works with a high degree of independence and supports the governing volunteer Library Commission, fostering board development and problem solving while keeping the Board informed of internal conditions and external developments. The Library Director will be an articulate spokesman for the library and a supportive contributor and team player within the community fostering positive relationships with elected officials, funding agencies and organizations. The Director will also be a responsible steward of library funds, an active participant in fundraising and development, and the authority on all personnel and operational matters. As a service center, the MBCPL director must be able to demonstrate an ability to work with various local boards and to provide advice to those boards. The Director creates and promotes a culture that reflects the Library’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards creativity, innovation and productivity.


  •         Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  •         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible public library experience.
  •         Three (3) or more years of proven budgetary and personnel management experience
  •         Excellent skills in supervision, organization, planning, and facility management
  •         Considerable knowledge in the  of general administration and supervision, and extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, and procedures of professional library work
  •         Knowledge and understanding of the latest technology trends and their increasing impact on library operations
  •         Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  •         The ability to advocate for the library in a public setting


The hiring range for the position is $65,000 - $85,000 annually based on qualifications and experience and includes competitive employee benefits package.

A detailed job description is on the MBCPL website at at the Careers link under About Us.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and names of three professional references for contact by September 9, 2016, to Sara Douglass at [email protected]  Email inquiries are welcome at this address

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Evening Coordinator, Booth Library

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for the part-time position of evening coordinator for Booth Library. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hours will be primarily Sunday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., but will require varying shifts depending on the academic calendar. Position reports to the chief information officer.

The evening coordinator will oversee the activities of the Library’s Information Desk for the purpose of supporting the educational and informational needs of patrons and promoting a safe and secure learning environment.

The preferred candidate will:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field OR have a high school diploma paired with 3-5 years administrative, clerical or library experience.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and ability to interact in an effective and professional manner with diverse populations, the college community and the public.
  • Work well independently with high attention to detail.
  • Provide reliable, dependable, on-time service.
  • Be able to lift and carry books and packages of various shapes and sizes, up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Information Desk services, including answering informational, directional and library policy questions and managing cash transactions, deposits and reporting.
  • Provide general reference, research and project assistance for both the General Collection and the D&E Archives.
  • Assist with library database maintenance for patron records, circulation and reserves.
  • Assist with training, supervising and evaluating student employees.
  • Assist with physical processing of materials, e.g., creating and replacing book labels, shelving new materials, etc.
  • Monitor library technology resources (24/7 lab computers, printer, plotter, makerspace equipment, etc.).
  • Provide technology Help Desk assistance for routine tasks like resetting email passwords, printing IDs, etc.
  • Ensure security of building and resources.
  • Engage in continual assessment of patron services and propose improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials via email to Jane Corey, director of human resources. Please type “Booth Library Evening Coordinator” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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