Thursday, July 24, 2014

Assistant Library Director - Mount Vernon Public Library (NY)

Assistant Library Director - Mount Vernon Public Library (NY). Summary: The Assistant Director supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public; and contributes through collaborative problem-solving. Will supervise public services activities and departments. Will also prepare and implement a development plan and will work on seeking out grant opportunities for the library. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations including the supervision of the maintenance staff and facilities management. Essential job responsibilities: Where applicable, works to develop and implement the library’s strategic plan. Submits recommendations on public services policies and procedures to the Director and implements these decisions. Is familiar with all phases of operation of the library. Assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations and programs. Advises, supervises, and evaluates Head Librarians. Makes recommendations related to appointments, promotions, transfers, and other personnel matters to the Director. Assists in the overall planning for the library by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature and by taking an active part in professional activities within the State as well as nationally. The Assistant Director is an active member of the Director’s administrative team. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations. Serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director. Other functions: Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director. Education & Experience: Minimum: Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Should possess a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work; and have strong interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and planning. 2 years public library experience with 1 year as a manager. Some library administrative experience preferred but not required. This is a civil service position. Requires a New York State Librarian’s Certificate at time of hire. Salary range is $78,000-$90,000. Competitive benefits package. If interested in this position please complete the full-time employment application at and send it with your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director, by September 6, 2014