Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Director - Mystic & Noank Library

Director - The Board of Directors of the Mystic & Noank Library (Mystic, Connecticut) seeks a dynamic, energetic and experienced leader/director with a strong commitment to quality public library service. Excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for public library services, a vision for the future, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, proven financial management and the ability to work with a small but dedicated staff. Located in the historic, beautiful shoreline community of Mystic, Connecticut, the area offers an excellent variety of recreational and cultural activities; this position offers a unique quality lifestyle for a skilled library administrator with proven skills in financial development, marketing, program development, staff and community relations. The Mystic and Noank Library (40 Library Street, Mystic, CT 06355; 860.536.7721; is an association library serving the residents of Mystic, Noank, Groton, and Stonington, Connecticut. It has a budget of $500,000. Facilities include a 9,000 sq. ft. historic library building and grounds. Dedicated staff of 15 includes full and part time professionals. Centrally located in downtown Mystic, the Library has a dedicated Friends group, innovative programming for the community, outreach to local schools and assisted living facilities and strong community support. Salary range: $55,000 to $75,000 (commensurate with experience), plus excellent benefits. Minimum Required Qualifications: Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program with 5 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience including a broad background in finance, administration and operations. Demonstrated ability in: administration of an automated library system (SIRSI), financial planning, personnel administration, and community and intergovernmental relations. Preferred: 3 years as director of a public library. Experience in maintenance or renovation of a historic public library facility. Experience in external fund raising. Key result areas: Financial development, Marketing/public relations, Physical plant management, Staff relations, Program development, Fiscal management. Target dates: Deadline for applications: March 15, 2007. Interviews anticipated: March 29, 2007. Decision anticipated by: April 10, 2007. New Director on the job: May 1, 2007. Send Application with four or more references by March 15, 2007 to: Valerie S. Grimm, Search Committee Chair, 19 Chester Ave., Noank, Connecticut 06340 (860)572-0872 or electronically to All questions/inquiries are welcome. NOTE: References of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted in writing. This will assist the committee in determining those to interview. The references of candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted personally by the selection committee. To assist the process, please submit references early. The Mystic & Noank Library is an association library, partially funded by local municipalities and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.