Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Library Director - Weston Public Library

Library Director - Weston Public Library, Weston, Connecticut. The Town of Weston seeks an energetic, talented, and thoughtful leader to become its next Library Director. A town of 10,200, Weston is a sophisticated, safe, bucolic town with an exceptional school system. Located in Fairfield County, Weston is about an hour from New York City. Our community library has dedicated staff, an engaged board and a committed circle of Friends to expand on our tradition of excellent service.
     The Library recently completed a $1.6 million interior renovation that provided enhanced meeting space, a new café area, new furniture, and a dedicated teen space.
     The Library is a welcoming, busy destination. In Fiscal Year 2016, our gate count was 60,000 and circulation was 59,000 items. Last year, the Library hosted over 7,000 people attending programs or meetings. Attendance at children’s programming increased over 100% from Fiscal Year 2015, with more than 4,000 children attending programs. Children’s circulation was up over 20%. Community groups reserved meeting rooms over 400 times. The Library had over 45,000 patrons visit our virtual library.
     The department’s budget is approximately $476,000. The Library Director supervises a staff of eleven, including both full-time and part-time employees. We are a proud member of Bibliomation, Inc.
     The position requires the following qualifications: a Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university; at least five years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including at least three years in a supervisory position in a public library; or an equivalent combination of education, work experience and training.
     High energy and a bias for creativity and innovation are a plus, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, a hands-on work ethic and interest in and knowledge of emerging technologies.
     The budgeted salary is $85,273. The Town offers a generous employee benefits package consisting of a retirement plan, health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave.
     The deadline to apply for the position is June 2, 2017. Selected candidates should expect first interviews to take place on the morning of Saturday, June 10, 2017 and/or the evening of Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The final round of interviews is anticipated to take place on Monday, June 19, 2017 and/or Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Employment with the Town of Weston is subject to a background check.
     To apply, applicants must submit the following items via email to chris.libraryconsultant@gmail.com: a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and responses to our questionnaire. The Supplemental Questions are available at Supplemental Questions. Inquiries about the opportunity should be directed to Christina Nolan at chris.libraryconsultant@gmail.com.
     Interested candidates are invited to view the following information at Library Director Search: WPL Library Director Job Posting, Supplemental Questions, WPL Library Director Job Description, WPL Strategic Plan, Selected WPL Statistics and Budget Information, WPL Staff Summary, Bylaws of the Weston Public Library Board, Renovation Video.