Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library
Library Director
Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library
Henderson County Library
121 S. Prairieville St.
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Under the policy guidance and direction of the HCLAB, the Library Director shall perform the administrative, supervisory, public promotion and professional work in planning and delivering library services. 


Responsibilities Include: 

Job Characteristics

  • Personal contact: frequent contact with public, maintains contact with other County departments and professional groups, attends and participates in HCLAB meetings.
  • Supervision received: HCLAB and County Commissioners Court
  • Supervision exercised: daily coordination of duties with library staff and volunteers

Areas of Job Accountability and Performance

  • Must have knowledge in and be able to operate a computer system
  • Oversees the daily operation of the library
  • Evaluates book collection and selects books and other materials for purchase and determines whether outdated and worn materials should be withdrawn from collection
  • Prepares preliminary budget, financial and activity reports and presents such information to the HCLAB and County Commissioners Court monthly and/or as needed
  • Assists supporting boards in fulfilling their mission
  • Shall be responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of staff and volunteers
  • Classifies and catalogs library materials
  • Shares daily circulation duties
  • Responsible for maintaining employee records
  • Remains informed concerning library-related issues
  • Responsible for responding to public inquiries and prepares or oversees press releases
  • Addresses needs for grant proposals and prepare if qualified
  • Responsible for development of summer reading and additional education programs
  • Operates within county-approved budget
  • Along with the HCLAB assists in the preparation of long-range planning
  • Responsible for the updates for library websites
  • Must demonstrate professionalism in appearance, attire and manners
  • Performs other related duties as required 

Master of Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is required and a minimum of three to five years of experience in professional library work is required.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 

Job Performance Standards

Evaluation of this position will be based primarily upon the preceding job description requirements and duties.


Applications can be mailed to: Treasurers Department / Human Resource

125 N. Prairieville, Courthouse Annex Rm #204, Athens, TX 75751

Emailed to: treasurer@henderson-county.com