Now hiring- Library Director

Job Posting: Library Director McCord Memorial Library

Resumes, cover letters and three professional references may be sent to

Application period closes December 31, 2022.

General Description

Plans, manages and directs a broad range of public library functions of the McCord Memorial Library that is responsive to the community’s needs for information, education, and recreation.

Hours: 36 Hours, Full time

Salary: Salaried starting at $36,000

Benefits: Paid time off, holidays, continuing education

Example of Duties

  • Manages staff schedules and implements staff evaluations and performance plans.
  • Drafts and recommends policies to the Library Board and plans for the implementation of public library goals and objectives.
  • Acts as a conduit between Board, staff and volunteers to ensure smooth implementation of fundraising and public relations activities within the daily operations of the library.
  • Provides reference services including ready reference, genealogy, and reader’s advisory for patrons as needed.
  • Maintains building by arranging for maintenance experts as needed (i.e. plumbing or electric) and keeping the Board informed of building and facility’s needs.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Supervises: Staff and volunteers

Essential Job Functions


  • Produces and submits mandatory reports such as the Annual Report.
  • Prepares work schedules and assigns areas of responsibility.
  • Oversees staff professional development and performance.
  • Works with the Board Finance Committee to create the budget and presents it to the Board for comment and approval.
  • Works with Board and staff to ensure that library standards are met.

Library Service and Operations

  • Oversees interlibrary loans.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of Directors. Consortium and District Library Directors.
  • Ensures the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Oversees the continual development of the Library’s web site,, so that it is an instrument for service delivery, information exchange and public awareness.

Community Relations

  • Serves as a representative of the library, advocates for library services and coordinates activities with other agencies, community organizations, municipalities and the media.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with the municipalities we serve.

Development and Strategic Planning

  • Prepares grant requests to state and federal agencies and non-profit foundations, and administers grant funds upon award.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Meets state standards for continuing education.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job including lift 25 lbs., be able to
work timely and effectively with deadlines, interact with the public, and pivot to changing priorities
and conditions.

Work Environment

Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, application of skills
to a variety of situations as well as exercise independent judgment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to use computers, email, the Internet, and integrated library systems (Polaris).
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to embrace emerging technologies and apply them in library settings.
  • Skills in analyzing issues, problem solving, budgeting and fundraising.
  • Skills in advocacy, community relations, staff motivation, team building and Board development.
  • Ability to analyze and solve major problems.
  • Skill in sensitively and effectively responding to inquiries and complaints from patrons.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on programs, services, and projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field, and a minimum of 12 credits in Library Science or willingness to complete Library Science credits during a certification extension process.
  • Preferred: Master of Library Science, Library & Information Science, or other relevant graduate degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program.
  • The position includes evening and weekend responsibilities. The position requires successfully passing a criminal background check and all other clearances prior to the first day of hire.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. McCord Memorial Library is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color,
religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, national
origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions
and responsibilities that comprise this position.

Annual Appeal 2022/2023

Building FOR the Future

McCord Memorial Library Annual Appeal 2022-2023

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McCord Memorial Library

is Building FOR the Future


              O=Outstanding services


McCord Memorial Library has served the North East Community for over 100 years.

A recent leak was repaired and more has to be done to completely repair the damage. Future improvements are also planned.

We qualified for Employee Retention Credit (ERC) due to the financial burden that COVID-19 brought to McCord. These funds have helped with the cost of repairs and replacements we’ve had to make recently. We still face the difficult challenge of maintaining an old building. As well as funds needed for day to day ongoing library services to the public.

This year we are focused on building our future, by future-proofing our building.

Community donations are still very much appreciated

Full informational and donation brochure available below

Writing Corner

This November check out all of our collected writing recourses in the Writing Corner

Click this link or chose from the top menu bar

Happy writing everyone!

GED and other classes at 4 N.I.N.E

New classes at 103 Clay St!

IU5 Adult Education & Career Readiness

All students are provided with:

  • Customized instruction
  • Class materials
  • Transition and barrier support
  • Resources for community services


Call 1-800-461-6711 to sign up

or for click here for more info

New resource- PA Online Learning!

Click here

The PA Online Learning is open to the public, including students.  It will provide access to tutorials on popular software items, such as Excel and how to use library resources, such as POWER Library.

Universal Class is now part of Libby

Exciting news: There’s even more to discover in the Libby app!

In addition to the full collection of ebooks and audiobooks we currently offer in Libby, we have added a new category of content that includes Universal Class!

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing
education units (CEUs).
Tap Extras on our library’s homepage in the Libby app to discover hundreds of free educational classes.

New to Libby?
For those who have not yet tried Libby, all you need is your library card number. The Libby app is easy to use and
will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. Click here
to get started. You can find in-app support or visit the Help site for assistance.

Here is a guide:

Recycling advantage Inkjets

We are recycling to raise funds. Please collect inkjets to recycle and drop off. Every inkjet donated can earn the library funds.

Link for more information https://recyclingadvantage