library director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

High-achieving and passionate leader who specializes in effectively running and continuously optimizing organizational operations. Proven talents in building strategic partnerships with stakeholders and driving necessary change in communities through education and understanding.

  • Researched, Planned, Coordinated and Implemented a major Library Renovation Project 2019.
  • Created a new vision of inclusion and service: Since 2016, “Cultural Tapestry Series” of programs and events promote diversity and cross-cultural engagement.
  • Oversaw the training and transition to a new ILS (Integrated Library System), Koha with Bywater Solutions.
  • Awarded Love of Literacy Award, by the Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group in 2019.
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Employee Motivation and Performance
  • Operational Analysis
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Program Analysis
  • Budget Administration
  • Employee Performance Reviews
  • Strategic Planning
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Program Administration
  • Personnel Management
  • Reference Research
Work History
Library Director, 02/2016 - 10/2020
City Of Greenville, Tx Greenville, TX,

  • Led staff in creating a new technology plan to promote innovation and technological improvements and purchased new technologies to improve library services.
  • Increased professional development opportunities for staff and encouraged employee growth.
  • Prepared and managed a yearly budget.
  • Collaborated with numerous community organizations and groups to bring new and innovative services to residents including education, technology and community engagement opportunities.
  • Created new policies for safety and security and addressed facility issues of the Library.
  • Investigated and implemented customer service improvements to create a welcoming learning environment.
  • Prepared statistical reports, analyzed data, and developed planning documentation for Administration, Library Board, Council and other community stakeholders.
  • Researched, applied for, received, and managed grants.
  • Oversaw planning and coordinating of programs and services and created most of the library marketing: flyers, managing Library pages of the website, and social media.
  • Created, planned and implemented Florida City Government programming by partnering with a local school and inviting students to sit on the dais with the Village Council.
  • Created the first Youth Leadership Series for High School Students to prepare them for higher education by giving them an opportunity to learn project management, and teaching them interview skills, application tips and soft skills for scholarships or jobs.

Branch Manager / Head of Reference, 04/2007 - 02/2016
Board Of County Commissioners, PBLC City, STATE,
  • Investigated and implemented customer service improvements for all the library system locations as a member of the User Experience Design Team.
  • Supervised, hired, evaluated, counseled and corrected performance of professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Planned curriculum and trained new Branch Managers as part of the Branch Manager's Training Committee for the library system.
  • Interpreted policies and procedures to the public and resolved customer issues.
  • Planned and coordinated staff development training for programming librarians in the library system as well as system-wide classes, lectures and events for library customers while on the Adult Programming Committee of the library system.
  • Provided reference and readers' advisory services for students of all ages.
  • Assisted in planning, scheduling and facilitating and teaching of adult programming and computer training for the branch.
Teacher / ESOL Coordinator, 08/1997 - 06/2021
School District Of Palm Beach County City, STATE,
  • SY 2001 - 2004 Directed and coordinated the ESOL program, administered state required paperwork and testing.
  • Responsible for compliance of State Department policies in all matters regarding the ESOL program.
  • SY 1997-2001 Created stimulating lesson plans and implemented latest teaching techniques for social studies classes: World History, Critical Thinking, Geography, American History and Pre-IB Comparative Economics.
  • SY 2020 - 2021 worked out of field in the Business Department and taught Computers and then English Department and taught AP General Papers. Was awarded an incentive pay check after my students successfully completed the AP GP Exam at the end of the year.
Master of Science: Library And Information Science, Expected in 12/2002
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL,
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Master of Arts: Cultural Foundations of Education, Expected in 07/2002
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL,
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Bachelor of Arts: Political Science And Teacher Certification, Expected in 05/1997
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL,
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Leadership & Management for Florida Library Leaders and Managers program from the College of Information, FSU

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School Attended

  • University of South Florida
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Atlantic University

Job Titles Held:

  • Library Director
  • Branch Manager / Head of Reference
  • Teacher / ESOL Coordinator


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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