Friday, June 02, 2006

Manager of Children's Services, New Britain Public Library

Manager of Children's Services - The New Britain Public Library, an urban system with a main library and two branches serving 70,000, seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader to manage all aspects of our busy children's department in the main library. Supervises professional staff and oversees management of all others. Recommends, interprets, and implements library policy with staff and customers. Develops, documents, and implements long and short-term goals for the department. Responsible for dept. collection development and maintenance. Develops, schedules and implements Children's Department programs for all age groups served by the library, including programming for and at schools and outreach to appropriate groups and service agencies. Seeks out and applies for grants to help fund programs and services. Prepares reports and statistical analyses, makes presentations to the Director, Board, and others as required. Serves on the Director's Management Team to plan and coordinate library wide projects and programs, share information, and participate in strategic planning. Represents the Library in New Britain and to the professional community. Qualifications: MLS from ALA accredited program; excellent oral and written communications skills, Five years progressively more responsible relevant experience, including at least two years of supervising staff. Proficiency in Microsoft applications a must and familiarity with Sirsi a plus. Outstanding customer service skills essential. Should have a strong familiarity with children's literature, education, and development. Must have the ability to make independent judgments, and to counsel and mentor others. Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly Spanish, is useful. Experience in grant writing helpful. Resume, letter, 3 references to or Candice Brown, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051. Closing date is June 30, 2006. EOE.