Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Library Director - Derby Public Library

Library Director - Derby Public Library. The Board of Directors of the Derby Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic professional with experienced leadership skills, a strong commitment to library services and a strong patron service commitment to serve as Library Director.
     This is a full time position, 40 hour work week, with the ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays are required. Knowledge and skills are essential in the areas of staff development, funding, budgeting, public relations, community outreach, and overall library management.
     The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for developing, administering, supervising, and coordinating the workings the building and of the Library staff.
     Requirements - MLS degree from an ALA credited institution; minimum of 5 years of a progressively responsible experience in a public library including two years of administrative and budgetary experience. The position requires a knowledge of present public library trends and their technologies; superior oral and written skills; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; ability to hire, manage and develop professional staff; administer fiscal policies and budget process.
     Salary range $60,000 - $65,000 with excellent benefits. Applicants who do not meet the requirements as stated are encouraged to put in writing, precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and to provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree may be made for compelling reasons.
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     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or mail to Library Director Search Committee, Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT, 06418 by November 20.