Thursday, November 13, 2014

Interim Assistant Library Director - Russell Library, Middletown

Interim Assistant Library Director - Russell Library, Middletown’s award-winning public library, seeks an Interim Assistant Library Director to serve during a transition period of up to 12 months while a search for a new Library Director is conducted. The Interim Assistant Director will assist the retiring Library Director; duties include, but are not limited to: Assist the Library Director in library-wide managerial and organizational responsibilities and direct the operations of Administrative Services. Manage personnel functions, e.g., performance review coordination, FMLA, sick leave for part-time staff, recommendations to Director and Board on personnel policies and procedures, and consultation with employment law counsel. Perform critical office functions in the absence of the Administrative Assistant, e.g., pay invoices; process credit card statements; prepare purchase orders; process payroll; back up digital financial records. Participate in near term and long range planning for library growth. Support and facilitate interdepartmental and intradepartmental projects. Contribute to development and administration of the annual budgets. Research and recommend purchases through local, state, and federal contract pricing. Participate in the employment, training and evaluation of professional and support staff. The skills and knowledge for the position required would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and six years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including four years in the administration of a major library department. Applicants must have a strong knowledge of library practices, procedures and technology; experience in organizing and administering an operating budget utilizing an electronic financial system, preferably a municipal system; familiarity with execution of FMLA policies; and possess strong HR management and staff relations skills. They must be proficient in library computer applications and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. A Connecticut Motor Vehicle Driver license is desirable. The salary is commensurate with experience. This position offers benefits for a 40-hour work week. Applications and the job description are available online at the Russell Library website: Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm, Monday, December 1, 2014 to: Arthur Meyers, Library Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457, or email to: