Romeo District Library (MI)
Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch--each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services. This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.
The village of Romeo is a charming mix of old and new—the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound—from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm. Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools. The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links.
Responsibilities. The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library. These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the “face” of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. For additional details, please see Director Job Description.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master’s Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of April 20, 2014.posted 2/24/2014
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Read – Learn – Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving—and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library’s already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County—an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations—13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries—each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and storytimes tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years—the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.
Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley—the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing—as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at LVCCLD Links.
Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District’s current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level. See the Executive Director job description for examples of essential functions and duties.Qualifications: A Master’s degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.
Compensation: The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.
For further information: Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of May 18, 2014.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an equal opportunity employer.
Head, Reference & Instructional Services Department
University of Delaware Library
Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic librarian to serve as Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, who will manage a principal library information gateway critical to the research and curricular mission of the University. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Services, Outreach and Assessment. The position will lead a diverse department of 13 librarians, 8 non-exempt staff, and student assistants in the delivery of research, information and instructional services, and the management of three small branch science libraries. Primary responsibilities include directing reference service noted for its excellence, responsiveness and its effective information literacy program that supports the learning, teaching and research needs of the students and faculty, particularly focused on new models of information delivery and use. See full position description at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/employment/
Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree. Minimum of five years professional work experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library. Experience managing or coordinating library services or staff in library public services environment. Knowledge of emerging trends in library reference and instruction. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively. Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Demonstrated ability in planning, introducing, and managing change. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to successfully motivate and encourage staff.
General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.
Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/
Appointment: Appointment will be at the level of Associate Librarian or Librarian with rank and salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. The current University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm is available online.
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ by March 14, 2014.
Reference & Instruction Librarian (part-time)
Harford Community College
Responsibilities: Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library staff. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The reference & instruction librarian also assists in the development of online user guides and in collection development.
Work schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, to include at least one evening per week and five to six weekend days during each semester.
Requirements: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field and one year experience in library reference, preferably in an academic library setting, required. One year of library instruction experience is strongly preferred.
Applicants must have knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards; knowledge of basic software applications, including Microsoft Office; and familiarity with online databases, catalogs, and other library resources. Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are required.
Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening. Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.
To Apply: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only).
Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.
Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to email@example.com or call 443-412-2310
RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
For Best Consideration Apply By: March 2, 2014
HCC is a smoke/tobacco free campus.
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Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or
interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 443-412-2415.
JOB ID# 107-2014
Charles County (MD) Public Library
The Charles County Public Library is looking for a seasoned Director who:
- has the strategic vision and leadership to implement appropriate cutting-edge services and technologies,
- has proven success at fund raising and major grant writing,
- has a business and financial perspective with the ability to develop and manage budgets,
- is a change agent who can create an organization where staff are doing the right work in support of the library's strategic plan,
- can demonstrate the ability to build an education oriented public library, implementing the A+ Curriculum,
- has created success with STEM programming,
- has demonstrated management expertise through creating teams, delegating effectively and developing mentoring and empowering staff,
- can effectively lead the opening of new libraries,
- can demonstrate experience partnering with local governments and community organizations to promote economic development,
- has strong strategic planning expertise along with experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans,
- has demonstrated expertise in marketing, and
- can successfully engage the community and build effective partnerships in the community to further the progress of the community and the library.
Charles County Maryland has been ranked as CNN Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. It is just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington D.C. The Charles County Public Library (CCPL) is a system of four branch libraries serving a population over 152,000. The Waldorf West Library, the first LEED-certified public building in Charles County, opened in November 2012. The Charles County Public Library has been a community leader in technology. It was awarded the Technology Business of the Year award at the 12th Annual Leading Edge Awards. View the library's website at http://www.ccplonline.org.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library education program, plus 7 years’ professional public library experience with demonstrated expertise in administration, fund raising, budgeting, planning, management, leadership and supervision. Fiscal and budgeting expertise, along with a business perspective, is essential. The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, the ability to attract and maintain a talented staff, and embrace the library’s values, including innovation, trust, staff participation, and team management. He or she will have served as a lead project manager for opening new libraries. See more complete information at http://www.singergrp.com/charles-county-public-library/.
Salary: Up to $141,000, depending on qualifications and an excellent benefits package.
Send cover letter and resume via email to CCPLdirectorsearch@singergrp.com. Applications received by February 28, 2014 will receive first consideration.
Ohio Township Public Library System (IN)
Welcome to our town—as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library’s successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community. The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community. Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.
Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible - Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours’ drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.
Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library. The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.
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