The Pennsylvania Department of Education is seeking candidates for the position of state librarian. The position offers a significant opportunity for a highly qualified and motivated individual in the planning, coordination, and direction for all activities of the state’s library program including statewide library development, school library services and research/resource library service to state government, other libraries, and the public. The state librarian is responsible for policy formulation and implementation, fiscal administration, and distribution plans for federal and state aid to libraries; functions as executive director to the governor’s advisory council on library development and recommends legislative policy. State librarian provides leadership throughout the state while collaborating with professional departmental personnel, local library officials, and the government community to plan state library services. The state librarian reports to the secretary of education and serves at the pleasure of the secretary.
Qualifications: Eight years of experience in professional library work including four years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, academic, or school library, or a library networking organization, and a Master’s degree or fifth year degree in library science, a program approved by the appropriate commonwealth agency or accredited by the American Library Association. Additional degree desirable, particularly a Master’s or Doctoral degree in public administration or a Doctorate in library science. Extensive knowledge of principles of librarianship, service programs, and library finance is required. An understanding of automated library systems and library networking systems is essential. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships must have been demonstrated. Salary: $130,094 annually plus benefits.
Please send resumes to:
Diana K. Hershey
Director Bureau of Human Resources
Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333