Monday, December 15, 2014

Library Director - Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury

Library Director - Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury. The Roxbury, CT Library Board of Trustees seeks a Library Director for the Minor Memorial Library. Requirements: An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Working knowledge and experience with Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system provided by Bibliomation, or related ILS. Sensitivity to all demographics, with the ability to connect users with information whether via digital or more traditional sources. Hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of emerging web-based library technologies and digitized e-book formats. Excellent collaboration and communication skills with all stakeholders including the public, donors, teachers, local officials, schools, the Friends of the Roxbury Library, and the Library Board of Trustees. Solid understanding of best practices of online social media networking. Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of the library including, but not limited to its staff, budget, buildings, and grounds. Train, supervise, and schedule staff and volunteers. Select, order, and maintain all library materials. Supervise and promote the large variety of well attended adult, youth, and children’s programs. Implement and oversee library policies and working with Board to ensure they are met. Update website to reflect activities, news, and announcements. Other Preferred Skills and Attributes in our Librarian: Marketing and outreach savvy. Experience with WordPress, HTML, and email marketing software. Ability to embrace rapid technological changes in today’s public libraries. Unflappable in shepherding people and projects from start to finish. Above all, the candidate must be innovative, dynamic, and community-oriented. Roxbury, CT is a rural, town of 2200 residents in Northwestern Connecticut. The library is a vital local institution that operates not only as a library but also as a cultural hub of the town with deep connections to the community. Etc.: Relocation not provided. We offer a competitive salary and benefits based on Connecticut Library Association guidelines and a 35-hour work week. To apply: Send CV and cover letter to by Friday, January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm. EOE. Please do not send your application materials via regular mail.