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President and Director Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), the largest public library in Western Pennsylvania, invites nominations and applications for the position of President and Director to lead the organization into the future.

Founded as a public trust by Andrew Carnegie’s unflagging commitment to free libraries, CLP has championed its mission to engage the community in literacy and learning since its inception in 1895. Today, with 19 branches across the City of Pittsburgh and a staff of over 400, CLP serves just under three million people annually and plays a vital leadership role in the region. As one of Pennsylvania’s 29 District Library Centers, CLP serves all public libraries in Allegheny County, providing services such as materials sorting and delivery, interlibrary loan, continuing education, and teen services coordination. Additionally, CLP is one of four Statewide Resource Centers in the Commonwealth and administers the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP) that serves residents across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are blind or print disabled.

CLP is a cultural and educational anchor in the City of Pittsburgh and across Allegheny County. Building on a strong foundation as the nation begins to emerge from the global pandemic, this is a compelling opportunity for a strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader to restore the Library’s in-person impact and help build a visionary future for services, programming, and collections that are aligned with the robust history of the organization and the community’s needs.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to enhance the social, economic, and educational role of the library within the city, county, and beyond. The next President and Director will collaboratively create and communicate a vision for the bright future of CLP, deepen numerous critical partnerships across the city, county, and state, and collaboratively lead a new model of shared services for libraries across the county. Additionally, the new President and Director will develop and support an immensely talented staff, enhance CLP’s commitment to equity and inclusion internally and externally, steward and expand CLP’s financial resources, and serve as a visible leader to promote the library as a central pillar of the community that meaningfully contributes to the lives of residents.

All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed electronically below.

Andy Lee is leading this search with Claire Hennessey.


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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