Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Library Director - Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon

Library Director - Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon, Connecticut. The Board of Trustees of Jonathan Trumbull Library is seeking a highly motivated Library Director for the town of Lebanon, Connecticut, serving approximately 7,400 residents. The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for developing, administering, supervising and coordinating the work of the library and staff. The Library Director will manage the budget, personnel, and the overall operations of the library. The Library Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the library. In addition, the Library Director will be a key participant in an extensive expansion and renovation project already approved by the Town.
     Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Provides leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the library. Recommends, plans and directs the goals, objectives and operations of the library. Performs a variety of public relations functions designed to inform the public of available library resources and to promote the use of the library. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the public, officials, local libraries and organizations. Represents the library as a member of Bibliomation. Prepares a preliminary annual library budget for the Board of Trustees for approval; defends approved budget before the Town Board of Finance and Town Meeting. Responsible for library materials management. Handles personnel tasks such as training, hiring, performance management, employee work assignments and schedules.
     Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school with at least 3 years or more of progressive library administrative experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory position. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with budget management. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software required. Familiarity with web development, as well as social media platforms preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to speak effectively before groups. A commitment to excellence in customer service.
      Salary and Benefits: The hourly pay range is $29 - $32 for a 32 hour week. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional Saturdays. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and pension, paid holidays and sick time.
      Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume with the names of three current references to the Search Committee for the Director of the Jonathan Trumbull Library to: Applications must be received by January 8, 2018 for consideration.