Librarian II - Head of Youth Services
Dover Public Library
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Dover Public Library seeks qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Librarian II: Head of Youth Services. Our candidate will be a vital dynamic part of the Library’s leadership team. This new leader will be a key Library partner setting the vision for the future for Dover’s children, young adults and their families. Dover Public Library is located in the state capital and serves as the anchor facility for Kent County where we serve a growing and diverse population.
The successful candidate will be customer-focused, forward-thinking, and collaborative with both internal and external customers. He/she will be committed to excellence in customer services; understand the Library’s central role in the community; and view readers’ advisory, programming and collection development as the heart of the library service. He/she will understand the importance of Youth Services in the development of young people; and the vital role it plays in library services. The Head of Youth Services will be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues; will understand cutting edge youth services and technology trends; be committed to literacy for all ages; and facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and families. Creativity, innovation, and flexibility are required and a joy for working in a diverse and urban environment is crucial.
The Head of Youth Services is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children, young adults, and to schools; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; ensures effective communication with other departments. He/she acknowledges and accepts the library’s mission and core values; and designs services to support these. He/she will supervise staff; provide fiscal and statistical data; and write and administer library program grants. He/she will play an active role in the Library’s senior management team guiding policy, decision making and budgeting.
This position requires an ALA accredited MLS with a minimum of five (5) years public library experience in the areas of children’s and teen services; three (3) of those years will have been in public library management/supervisory capacity. Strong supervisory experience; and a demonstrated history of innovative, diverse and successful program planning for children and youth are essential.
The City of Dover offers an excellent total compensation package which includes health insurance and 401a/457 deferred compensation plans. To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application and cover letter detailing related experience, along with a resume to: City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department at City Hall or at the website: www.cityofdover.com . EOE/AA
Minimum Weekly Salary: $817.20
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Posting #: 2015002
Adult Services Librarian
Laurel Public Library
Closing date: March 1, 2015
Laurel Public Library seeks an Adult Services Librarian who has a minimum of five years’ experience working at a public library with increasing responsibility, a thorough understanding of current library operation and technology, and a commitment to system-wide and community partnerships.
Responsibilities. The Adult Services Librarian is expected to perform independently, in alignment with established policies, to meet the needs of diverse adult patron groups. This librarian designs and executes programs collaboratively, is responsible for coordinating collection development and budget management, and promotes the library’s function as an educational organization.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA–accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or a contractual agreement to earn this degree within four years of commencing employment. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and presentation skills, and demonstrate knowledge of public library practice and theory. This librarian must be comfortable using innovative library technology to provide face-to-face and virtual patron services in a fast-paced environment.
Compensation. Adult Services Librarian is a Full-Time professional position which requires flexible scheduling for evening and weekend events. Salary dependent on qualifications. ($26,000 - $30,000 annually.)
For more information visit http://laurel.lib.de.us/. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé as Word or pdf attachments to email@example.com before March 1, 2015.
Northeast Kansas Library System
Closing date: February 15, 2015
Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 118 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $2.8 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS serves a 14 county region (more than 40% of Kansas population). Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include NExpress (an open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.
Ranked as one of the top ten best college towns, Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of KS Jayhawks) offers much more than championship basketball tradition. Founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society, Lawrence was a stop on both the Oregon and the Santa Fe Trail. Later, Lawrence was the home of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs. Considered one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Most Distinctive Communities,” Lawrence is one of those rare exceptions-a historic downtown that remains the heart of a city. Centered on Massachusetts Street (“Mass Street”), the area features boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, and music venues. With a population of 89,000 people, Lawrence and Northeast Kansas offer a charming blend of urban and rural environments. In addition to nationally ranked public schools, Lawrence and the area offer the Lied Center of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Liberty Hall, and Haskell Indian Nations University. Outdoor recreational venues include nationally known golf courses, extensive planned bike paths, Clinton Lake and Prairie Park. Two metro areas- Kansas City and Topeka- are a 30 minute drive away. For additional details on NEKLS and the Northeast Kansas region, see NEKLS Links.
Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit NEKLS System Director Job Description.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes February 15, 2015.
Chief Youth & Family Services Officer
Hartford (CT) Public Library
Closing date: February 1, 2015
A place like no other-the Hartford Public Library-seeks a Chief Youth & Family Services Officer like no other to be a vital dynamic part of the Library’s leadership team. This new leader will be a key Library partner working with City agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the Hartford Public Schools setting the vision for the future for Hartford’s children and young adults. The successful candidate will be customer-focused, forward-thinking, and collaborative with both internal and external customers. The Chief Youth & Family Services Officer will also be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues, will understand cutting edge youth services and technology trends, be committed to literacy for all ages, and facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and families. Creativity and innovation are part of the complete package and a joy for working in a large, diverse, urban environment is crucial. Ongoing programs include YOUmedia Hartford and the YOUmedia Makers Space, the Library’s Great Summer Read, the Center for Civic Engagement, ARTWalk, the award-winning American Place, CTWorks@HPL, The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library, the Hartford History Center, and One Book, One Hartford. A 2002 IMLS National Service Medal winner, the Library was also a finalist for the medal in both 2013 and 2014. Hartford Public Library serves 124,775 residents with ten facilities and a $9.6 million annual budget. In FY14, the library staff (98FTE) hosted 833,000 visits and circulated nearly 500,000 items.
Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is the fourth largest Connecticut City and home to the nation’s oldest public art museum, the oldest public park, and the birthplace of the Boys and Girls Club. Hartford also was home to Caroline Hewins, the Library’s first chief librarian, who was a national leader in the early 20th century for creating services for children in the public library. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford-a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library)-accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of neighborhoods and housing choices range from a loft to a Victorian home to a starter home. For additional information on the Library and the City, see Hartford Has It!
Responsibilities. The Chief Youth & Family Services Officer is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children and young adults through cooperative and collaborative external partnerships; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; and ensures effective communication with other departments and partners. Reporting to the chief executive officer and serving on the Library’s leadership team, the Chief Youth & Family Services Officer performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library program. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops youth collections, plans, and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs ensuring the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. This position also acknowledges and accepts the library’s vision, mission and core values, respects the library’s confidentiality policy and maintains the integrity of Hartford Public Library.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA–accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services with a concentration in youth and family services. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to think strategically at a high leadership level, proven success in system-wide and community partnerships, project management skills, sound public presentation skills, thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation and administration, and a strong commitment to working in a team environment. Expectations also include strong oral and written communication skills and budgeting experience. Experience working in a multi-branch urban setting and a union environment is preferred. For the complete position description, please visit Chief Youth & Family Services Officer.
Compensation. The position’s salary range is $79,720 - $113,533 annually and a competitive employee benefits package.
For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller and apply on or before the closing date of February 1, 2015.
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