Application for Employment for the Pearl River County Library System

Library System Director Job Opening

Pearl River County Library System, Picayune, Mississippi


The director is responsible for all areas of library management and administration, including personnel, collection development, budgeting, grant writing, E-rate applications, community relations and long range planning, subject to the policies, rules, and approval of the 10-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees.


A Master’s of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited Library Science school or ability to complete such coursework within one calendar year and a minimum of five years of professional experience in the library field including supervisory and administrative responsibilities.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, application, three (3) professional references, and a one (1) page statement that describes his/her library service philosophy.  Selected applicants will be required to make a visual presentation on libraries’ contributions to the community and library funding imperatives during the final interview sessions.

Salary & Benefits

$45,000 – $55,000 per year.  Benefits include annual and major medical leave, employee state health insurance, Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System and opportunity to participate in the state’s life insurance and deferred compensation programs.


Application closing date is June 15, 2022.


Board of Trustees, Pearl River County Library System, 900 Goodyear Blvd., Picayune, MS  39466.


Pearl River County Library System, Picayune & Poplarville, Mississippi


Headquartered in Picayune, the Pearl River County Library System is situated in Pearl River County along the Pearl River and Louisiana state line in Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Region.  This one county/2 city library system serves approximately 55,000 residents and lies within an hour of New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Pearl River County is only minutes from the Stennis Space Center in neighboring Hancock County.  It is a growing retirement area and offers attractive places to raise a family.

Pearl River County Library System does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.