Library Director- Garrett County Public Library

Position: Library Director
Location: Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, MD 6 North Second St., Oakland, MD 21550

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: The Ruth Enlow Library is seeking an energetic, service-oriented and collaborative professional to serve as library director in scenic Western Maryland.

Responsibilities: the day-to-day operation of 5 community libraries, including 26 employees. The candidate is expected to successfully work with library personnel, the library board, county officials and community leaders. We are looking for someone who can help devise and implement strategic goals and who is knowledgeable about current library trends, technology and business/finances.
Community: Garrett County is in far western Maryland – one hour from West Virginia University, two hours from Pittsburgh and three hours from DC/Baltimore. We are a four-season resort area with many outdoor opportunities and progressive schools and healthcare.

Qualifications: MLS and five years experience as a public librarian (two supervisory) are required.

Salary and Benefits: base salary $75,000, in addition to usual benefits

Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references (including contact information consisting of email, postal address, telephone number and relationship to the applicant) to: Karl Schwalm, 39 Sunset Dr., Oakland, MD 21550 (email:

Closing Date for applications: December 22, 2016

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