Thursday, February 02, 2017

Library Director - East Norwalk Association Library

Library Director - East Norwalk Association Library. POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the direction of the East Norwalk Association Board, the Library Director recommends library policies; develops programs and services; creates and manages the budget; supervises the staff; initiates and manages fundraising activities; performs varied administrative duties to maintain a free library responsive to the community's need for information, education and recreation. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the library staff to include training, development, scheduling and evaluating. Participates in the recruitment and selection of library staff. Develops and maintains the collection. Prepares and presents the budget for Board approval and monitors/controls expenditures within approved budgets. Drafts and recommends policies and procedures to the Board for the implementation of library goals and objectives. Develops short and long range goals/plans for library collections, programs and services in keeping with the library’s mission statement; studies and plans development of library services to meet present and future community needs. Manages the technical and automation services of the library. Prepares regular reports for the Board detailing library programs and operating statistics. Collects fines and fees and manages the rental of the library hall. Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the library’s collections and services. Confers with state/city agencies, other public libraries, businesses and community groups for the development of library services and programs. Prepares grant requests to state and federal agencies and non-profit foundations. Identifies, pursues and supports all fundraising efforts. Interacts with the appropriate Third Taxing Distract personnel for the maintenance of the library building. Administers the volunteer program including recruitment, training and scheduling. Assists in preparing meeting agendas and materials and participates in the Library Board meetings. Maintains knowledge of new developments in the library profession through professional development opportunities, membership/participation in professional associations and networking with colleagues and other libraries. Performs other duties, as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 5 plus years of increasing responsibility as a librarian in a public library, including 3 years in a supervisory role. Preferred Skills: Excellent communication skills and ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of library management and library science. Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of the Internet. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and make deadlines. Demonstrates good judgment; approachable and professional; solid problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; self-motivated; well organized. TO APPLY: Resumes can be submitted via email to the Board President, Sarah Mann at