Thursday, January 19, 2012

Library Director - Town of Hamden

Library Director - Hamden, Connecticut. The Town of Hamden announces the recruitment for the position of Library Director. This position is unclassified and non-competitive and is appointed by the Hamden Library Board. The Hamden Library Board is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library’s accomplishments and establish programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community. The Board is seeking applicants who posses and can demonstrate the following: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible library administration experience, at least three years in a supervisory capacity. Experience creating a budget, presenting to the town’s citizens and officials, and implementing the approved budget. Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library technologies. Demonstrated record of innovative library programming and outreach. Strong written and verbal communication skills. A ‘can-do’ leadership philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive. Knowledge of fundraising techniques, including grant sources. Documented success in collaborative endeavors with community stakeholders. Establishment of a warm, friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways. Sense of humor combined with customer service attitude and skills. Unwavering belief in the value of the public library. Copies of the job description and employment applications are available in the Personnel Department daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Interested candidates should send their resumes and completed applications to the Personnel Department, Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518. Deadline: Resumes and applications must be received in the Personnel Department no later than 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The Town of Hamden is an AA/EEO Employer.