Monday, April 30, 2012

Library Director - Town of Middlebury

Library Director - The Town of Middlebury is seeking a Library Director to organize, supervise, evaluate, and review the library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community. The Director will administer library services in compliance with all applicable laws and will manage a staff of paid employees and volunteers. The Director operates under the executive direction of the publicly-elected, 6-member Library Board of Trustees. The library is funded by local taxes. Recent budget constraints require a dynamic leader with fresh ideas. Duties and Responsibilities: Develops, implements and monitors the library’s annual budget; provides monthly reports and budget updates to the Library Board of Trustees; attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees and of other Town departments, as required; maintains financial and statistical records; approves all requests for equipment and services; oversees collection development; hires library staff; oversees maintenance of library building and equipment; keeps current with new developments in the library field; promotes public relations with the community; acts as liaison with Town and school officials, students and residents; performs routine library duties and tasks as needed; develops and implements services; sets goals and objectives; supports the professional development of library staff; participates in fundraising, grant writing, and developing donor relations to benefit the library. Qualifications: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA- accredited program. Excellent managerial, financial, planning and analytical skills. Ability to handle critical incidents and resolve conflicts involving customers, staff, materials, or facilities. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills. State of Connecticut driver’s license. Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Anticipated Job Opening: July 16, 2012. Subject to probationary period of six (6) months. Reply by May 15, 2012 to: Claudia Greenfield, Town Hall, 1212 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762;; Fax 203-577-4176. AA/EOE.