Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Director of Library Services - West Hartford Public Library

Director of Library Services - West Hartford Public Library is seeking an experienced, community-oriented, visionary leader for the full time position of Library Director. Reporting to a library board appointed by the West Hartford Town Council and coordinating operations with the town manager, the Director will be responsible for managing and providing leadership in planning, directing and coordinating all library activities. The position will manage a $3+ million dollar operating budget, supervise 24 full-time and 85 part-time (20.62 FTEs) staff in a library system of three facilities with over 240,000 volumes, a growing collection of downloadable materials, seventy online research databases, a digital collection, public computer labs, a local history room, professional information and research services, and a varied and wide-ranging selection of programs for all ages. The position works closely with municipal departments, community leaders, community organizations, and the West Hartford Board of Education to identify and meet community needs. The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in professional library work (public library preferred) that includes five years’ supervisory experience. The salary range for this position is $81,000-$144,000 and includes a competitive benefit program. The starting annual salary will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. To apply, visit the Town of West Hartford website at www.westhartford.org and click on “Jobs” in the left hand Quick Links. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Additional information about the West Hartford Public Library and the community can be found on the Town’s website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application and background information early in the recruitment process.