Friday, September 12, 2014

Library Director - Woodbridge Town Library

Library Director - Woodbridge Town LibraryThe Town of Woodbridge, CT seeks an experienced and dynamic Library Director. The Woodbridge Town Library, with a dedicated staff of 24 employees, a budget of approximately $800,000, and a collection of over 85,000 items, serves a population of 10,000 residents in this suburban town just outside of the culturally rich city of New Haven, CT, home of Yale University, as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning. The Town of Woodbridge seeks an innovative library executive to build on the Library’s successes and its excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves. Responsibilities: The Director of the Woodbridge Town Library reports to a nine-member Library Commission and serves as a town department head. The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administering, supervising, and directing all library services along with other related work. Hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional, support, and volunteer staff to manage library operations. Directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection of books and other materials like A/V and eBooks to reflect user needs and interests. Planning and administrating comprehensive activities of community and cultural services and programs. Recommending and implementing Library Commission policies as well as the Library’s short and long term goals and objectives. Implementing effective operating procedures and managing short and long term strategic plans. Recommending, implementing, and supervising all financial and budgetary needs of the library. Developing other sources of revenue, including grants from the State and Federal government, foundations, and private donors. Overseeing and reporting on the condition of the physical plant and grounds of the Library. Developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications by establishing strong, supportive, cooperative working relationships and positive communications with staff, Town officials, Library Commission members, Friends of the Library, and community members. Planning and implementing new information technologies to meet changing needs. Representing the Library on the local, consortia, state, and national level. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience at the supervisory level. Must have a vision for the future, proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong skills in developing community relations and customer service, as well as knowledge and skills with library automation. Salary Range: Salary range is $63,000 - $67,000 depending on qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package. Send letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references to Anthony F. Genovese, Administrative Officer/Director of Finance, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525. Electronic responses are also welcome at Application Deadline: 4:00pm on October 3, 2014 Town of Woodbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.