Friday, December 29, 2006

City Librarian - Bridgeport Public Library

City Librarian - Bridgeport, CT. The Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Public Library is seeking an experienced Administrator with energy, vision, passion and commitment to quality public library service. Experience with successful fund raising and building projects is highly desirable. The City Librarian is responsible for strategic planning, facilities planning, budget development, as well as program development and implementation. In addition to the main library facility there are 4 branches (one about to be bid for extensive renovations), a total staff of 92 (70.6 FTEs) and an annual operating budget of $3,612,351. The largest city in the state, Bridgeport is an urban environment rich in diversity, home to 140,000 residents speaking more than 60 different languages. Successful candidates must have excellent verbal and written skills, demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to work collaboratively with Board, staff and community groups. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to articulate a vision of library services in the 21st century. The candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and at least 7 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in mainly medium and large public libraries. Salary range is from $90,000-$100,000 with an excellent fringe benefit package. Submit resume to Bridgeport Public Library, Search Committee, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Position is open until filled. Initial screening 1/8/2007. Arrangements can be made for an initial interview at ALA Mid-Winter in Seattle with Patricia L. Owens, Placement Consultant (570-673-8241) Address questions regarding the recruitment to Ms. Owens. For more information about the Bridgeport Public Library, visit our website at Bridgeport is located in beautiful Fairfield County in close proximity to New York City. The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.