Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Library Director - Canterbury Public Library

Library Director - The Board of Trustees of the Canterbury Public Library is seeking an experienced, community-oriented leader for the position of Library Director. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services. The goal of the Canterbury Public Library is to provide excellent service to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of Canterbury's citizens through its collections and programs.
     The Director leads daily operations of the library and oversees the selection, ordering and processing of library materials including online databases and services. The Director evaluates the existing collection, supervises the turnover of materials and evaluates the effectiveness of library services in light of community needs and interests.
     Our ideal candidate will possess: A bachelor's degree in Library Science. A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others. Organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with computers, technology, social media, QuickBooks, Auto Graphics Verso and software and applications as needed. Experience with researching and pursuing grants to fund new or supplementary programs and services. Ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations. Ability to supervise and train library staff, to coordinate workloads and to work with the Library Board.
     The position is 32 hours per week with a pay rate of $18-20/hour based on experience and qualifications. Submit cover letter, resumé and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, February 16, 2018 to Library Board of Trustees Search Committee, c/o JoAnn Johnson, Canterbury Public Library, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, CT 06331or email to: jjohnson@woodstockacademy.org. EOE