Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Library Director - Beacon Falls Public Library

Library Director - Beacon Falls Public Library. Works under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees. Develops, administers, supervises and coordinates the work of the Library and staff. Performs managerial duties related to budget, collection development, library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the regulations of the Connecticut State Library. Hours of Work: Full-time. Thirty (30) hours per week. Qualifications, Education, Experience: The skills and knowledge required would usually be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and ten (10) years of progressively responsible library work, including five (5) years in the supervision of a Public Library major department or as a Director of a smaller Public Library. A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered. Excellent communications skills and organizational skills. Ability to administer the activities of a Public Library and to supervise the work of others. Ability to develop short and long term development, plans and objectives. Current knowledge of standard Library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other Library ethical issues. Proficiency with computers, popular Library software, internet, digital Communications and social medias. Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public. Good customer service focus, able to handle constant interruptions. Physical demands: standing, lifting, reaching, moving office furniture when necessary. More specific duties required are available in the First Selectman’s Office, Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT 06403. Applications for this union position paying $28.46 per hour with full benefits can be picked up at the Office of the First Selectman, 10 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 noon and l:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. no later than 2:30 P.M. on Friday. Applications may also be requested electronically by sending an email to Deadline for submission of application, resume and references to the First Selectman’s Office is Wednesday, June 12, 2013. No phone calls please. EOE.