Archives Management, Special Collections, State & Local Historical Societies
Jones Memorial Library, the genealogy and local history library for central Virginia, welcomes applications for the position of Director of the Library; a full-time, 12-month position.
Reporting to the Library Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will be responsible for administrative and operational oversight of the library which includes management of the library’s physical and financial resources, the planning of library programming, the expansion of online services, public engagement, and the supervision of three library staff members and volunteers. Additionally, the person selected for this position will be required to provide research assistance to library patrons, which will include working evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis.
Post-graduate degree in Archives/Library Science or equivalent combination of education and related experience
3-5 years’ experience with library or archive management, including the preservation, organization, and digitization of library collections
Demonstrated experience with personnel administration and budget management/reporting
Awareness of emerging technologies in libraries and archives including data management and metadata schema
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; comfort with public speaking
Ability to effectively plan, manage, and oversee projects
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and an ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures and backgrounds
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science
Society of American Archivists or Academy of Certified Archivists certification
Experience with facilities and equipment management
Grant writing experience
A commitment to ongoing professional development, inclusive of membership in applicable professional associations
Knowledge of Virginia history and the ability to conduct genealogical research
Additional Salary Information: With health and limited life insurance policies
About Jones Memorial Library
Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although its primary focus is on the central Virginia area, the collection includes a wide variety of materials covering the State of Virginia as well as the surrounding states, including county histories and court records, family histories and genealogies, general works on the Civil War, county land tax and personal property tax records, and census records.
Materials of local interest include microfilmed copies of the Lynchburg newspapers, microfilmed copies of funeral home burial files, architectural archives, city directories, indexes of marriage and death notices, and microfilmed church records.
The Library also houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records.