May 22, 2022

Washington: Search Continues For New King County Library System Director

From the Renton Reporter:

The King County Library System continues in its search for a new director.


The ideal candidate is to be a communicator, community builder, visionary leader and an administrator. KCLS serves a population service area of 1.3 million and has an operating budget of $109 million. It includes a staff of 780 full-time employees.

There are 48 community libraries and 12 Library2Go vehicles in the system.

The previous director, Bill Ptacek, had a salary of $165,471 and Hatcher said KCLS will offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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See Also: Washington: King County Library System Director Resigns to Take Director Position at Calgary Public Library (December 19, 2013)

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