Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Library Director – North Branford Public Library

Library DirectorNorth Branford Public Library, North Branford, CT. The Town of North Branford needs a creative, public service oriented professional to direct library operations in a vibrant Connecticut community of 14,407, with two community centered Libraries: Atwater Memorial Library in North Branford and Edward Smith Library in Northford. The Director must work closely with staff, Library Board, Town Manager, and other town departments. Strong communication, personnel management, and fiscal management skills are required. The Director promotes outreach, public relations, and fundraising; leads and develops a strong and committed staff; and cultivates a strong grasp of modern library trends and the technologies that support them. The library has a staff of 6 full time and 10 part time employees, an annual budget of $688,000, circulation of 95,000 and a collection of 78,000 items. There are around 500 programs annually for adults and children, with total attendance circa 10,000. The library has just initiated Maker Spaces for adults and children, and these are ripe for growth and improvement. The Library Director works under the administrative direction of the Town Manager, with policy guidance from a 5-member Library Board. Minimum Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS with five years of progressively responsible public library experience, including a minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an attractive benefits package. Salary range $68-72K. Job description and application available on the Town’s website www.townofnorthbranfordct.com and at the Town Manager's Office, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471 during regular business hours. Please submit application and other materials in person or by mail (no faxes). Deadline will be Friday, September 8, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EEO/AA