Monday, March 12, 2012

Library Director - Bronxville (NY) Public Library

Library Director - Bronxville Public Library. The Board of Trustees of the Bronxville (NY) Public Library is seeking an experienced, energetic and articulate leader with proven management skills to be the next Library Director. Job Description: The Library Director works closely with an eight-member Board of Trustees, manages an annual operating budget of over $1. 2 million and a staff of 28 employees (7 full-time), and oversees a collection of 170,000 items and an historic Village building. The Bronxville Public Library serves a highly educated suburban community of 6,500 residents located just outside of New York City, and draws heavily from neighboring communities of Yonkers, Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle. BPL is one of 38 libraries in the Westchester Library System, with one of the highest circulation rates in the county. The Library is a destination for members of the Bronxville community and beyond who are drawn to the extensive range of programs as well as to the high-quality traditional services delivered by an experienced and caring staff. The Library is generously supported, both financially and programmatically, by the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. BPL was recently named a “Star Library” by Library Journal. For more information regarding the Library, the Village of Bronxville and the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library, please visit and Required Experience: Top candidates must have experience in budget development, human resources, and management of building projects. Candidates should also have a record of working with unions, implementing new technologies, and securing grants and other funding. Other important qualities include positive leadership style with strong communication skills; exceptional follow-through and attention to detail on projects; the ability to work collaboratively with Board, staff, elected officials and community groups; and a vision for providing excellent library services in a rapidly evolving landscape. The Library Director II position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, a NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and at least 4 years of professional-level experience, including 1 year in a supervisory role. This is a civil service title and the candidate selected will be subject to an open, competitive training and experience evaluation exam at a later date, in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law. (For details, see Compensation: Starting salary range is $80,000-$95,000, with a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to Bronxville Public Library, Attn: Mary Mackintosh, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 or preferably by email to by March 30, 2012.