Friday, April 08, 2016

Library Director

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate about library service in the 21st century. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning and discovery in a welcoming place with exceptional resources, programs, and services.The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a strong public service orientation to direct all phases of library operations in a beautiful shoreline town of 7,500. Old Lyme is located at the mouth of the Connecticut River and is known for our vibrant arts heritage. The director oversees a staff of 7.3 FTE, with a budget of $753,000 and a collection size of 46,500. A building renovation program is under consideration by Library Trustees and experience with library redesign is beneficial. Knowledge and experience in executing strategy for a public organization, administrative practices, program development, and strong technology skills are required plus an ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience is required. The position requires building community relationships, working with public officials and community organizations, and managing development efforts. Qualifications:  An earned master’s degree (MLS or equivalent) in library science plus 5 years progressively related public library experience, including at least three as an administrator. Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 (Salary commensurate with experience). Applicants who share our vision to be the community’s vibrant hub for engagement, discovery, and creativity, should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to Adam Seidner, Search Committee Chair via email  Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on May 15, 2016. The Old Lyme – Phoebe Griffin Noyes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.