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The Upshur County Public Library has the following positions available (updated September 23, 2022).  More information can be obtained by calling us at (304)473-4219, extension 10 or 11.

Assistant Director

The Upshur County Public Library (UCPL) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director.  The UCPL is a full service library located in Buckhannon, WV, a progressive college community. Buckhannon has a low cost of living, friendly, small town atmosphere, and is conveniently located near a major interstate, approximately two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours north of Charleston, WV. 

UCPL primarily serves a county with a population of about 25,000. In addition, the UCPL is a service center library, providing administrative services to 14 affiliate libraries in a six county region.  UCPL has an annual operating budget of approximately $350,000 and a staff of 5 FTEs and 2 part-time employees.

The successful candidate must be an effective communicator, have strong organizational skills, and possess a sound work ethic. Experience with social media and outreach services would be essential. Proficiency with technology, grant writing, and prior supervisory skills would be beneficial.  A major component of this position will be seeking new ways to engage and promote lifelong reading experiences to our patrons of all ages.

The minimum requirement for the position is an MLS from an ALA-accredited program.  Prior professional library service, including direct supervision of staff would be beneficial.  The salary will be $36,358, with a competitive benefits package.

Qualified applicants may send their resume and three professional references to the Upshur County Public Library, Attn: Assistant Director Search Committee, 1150 Route 20 South Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Alternatively, resumes may be sent via e-mail to: help@upshur.wvlibrary.info.  Application review has already begun, and will continue until the position is filled. A full job description is found at here.