Monday, January 14, 2013

Library Director - Rye Free Reading Room (Rye, NY)

Library Director - Rye Free Reading Room (Rye, NY). Rye Free Reading Room’s Board of Trustees seeks a creative and energetic new leader to promote library services and continue the Library’s commitment to quality programming and services for the Rye community. The Director will work closely with the 18-member Board of Trustees, a 45-member Auxiliary Board, staff and local stakeholders to develop and articulate its vision for library service, design and implement strategic initiatives, and administer the service program, facility and space planning, and fundraising and resource development. As an association library, the Rye Free Reading Room is funded by the City of Rye and private donations, with the Board actively investigating options for sustainable funding. The successful candidate will focus on accomplishing the following: fostering a strong and collaborative relationship with city government—city council and city manager—to achieve a higher degree of funding security; working closely with other local non-profit organizations and agencies to enhance the breadth and delivery of library services; reaching out to the community at large to keep them informed of the library's wide range of resources, programs and funding needs; and working to optimize and implement the new three-year strategic plan. See for the complete job description. For additional information on the Library, the City and the area see Minimum qualifications include an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and at least five years of progressively responsible experience, including at least two years management experience in a public library. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to work collaboratively with Board, staff, elected officials and community groups. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to articulate a vision of library services in the 21st century. Successful experience with fundraising, building maintenance, working in a union environment and reporting to policy board are highly desirable. Compensation: The starting salary range is $92,000-$108,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) plus benefits. 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 or This position closes February 17, 2013.