Southwest Public Libraries is seeking a full-time Assistant Director for the Grove City Library. See position details below and follow the link to apply.


Salary Range: $36.06 -$44.78

The Grove City Assistant Director is an enthusiastic leader with a wide breadth of knowledge of library operations who communicates well with their team members and patrons. The Assistant Director collaborates well with their counterpart at Westland Area Library as well as team members, patrons, and community groups.


  • Works closely with Director in implementation of Board policy
  • Manages the Grove City Library
  • Supervises the system’s Outreach Department
  • Recommends policies and procedures to the Director

Library Functions

  • Responsible for selecting, training, and evaluating personnel at the library level
  • Has primary responsibility for Grove City Library public service operations on a daily basis
  • Acts as system head in the absence of the Director when assigned
  • Responsible for collection development at the library level
  • Makes budgetary recommendations for personnel, materials, equipment and furnishings, and overall program needs at the library level
  • Serves on appropriate staff committees and as resource person to Board of Trustees Committees
  • Provides monthly report of activities to the Director

Training and Development

  • Attends Board-approved library conferences and meetings which relate to duties
  • Regularly reads professional literature to keep abreast of new trends and developments in the field; encourages staff participation in same
  • Works closely with Human Resources Manager and Director to design and administer program of staff development
  • Represents the library, when necessary, to the community and participates in community events to the extent possible
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director

Physical Demands

  • The ability to supervise a physical library location including opening and closing and the security of staff members, patrons, and library property

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Extensive public library and supervisory experience with at least three years in a management position, managing Librarians and library professionals
  • Extensive knowledge of public library service
  • Ability to plan, organize and evaluate library programs
  • Ability to effectively supervise and motivate library personnel to achieve desired results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other administrators, staff, and community

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Library Hours

Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Thu      9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri, Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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Grove City Library

3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123

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Westland Area Library

4740 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228

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