Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Library Director - The Brookfield Library

Library Director - The Brookfield Library in Brookfield, CT is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and operation, maintenance of the library property and collection, and implementation of innovative technologies and program planning. The Library Director is expected to contribute significantly to our efforts to provide a new library for Brookfield, from conceiving a new building to advocating in the community for funding approval. Experience preferred. The mission of the Brookfield Library is to be a center of community life, provide resources, programs, facilities and staff to educate, entertain and enrich and inform the entire community. The Library Board is committed to the vision that the Library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs. The Library Director oversees a staff of 4 FTE and 11 part-time staff members and volunteers with an annual budget of $750,000. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and strong public service skills. 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. The ideal candidate will have a clear vision of the role of the library in the community to work with Library Board and community groups for a new library building program. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program plus 5 years progressively related public library experience, including at least three as an administrator. Salary commensurate with experience. Approximate start date of March 2017. Please see Position Description for more details. Please email response to: Fern L. Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, Town of Brookfield, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804; P: (203) 775-7300 Ext. 7856; F: (203) 775-4068;