Thursday, January 18, 2018

Library Director - Wolcott Public Library

Library Director - The Board of Trustees of the Wolcott Public Library, serving a community of 16,500 residents, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Library Director. The ideal candidate would possess a proven track record of executive experience with personnel issues, budgets, facility maintenance, development of a long range plan, increasing library card sign-up and usage, and implementing programs and services meeting community needs.
     Responsibilities: all aspects of library operations, including, but not limited to, supervision of library staff (2 full time/5 part time) and volunteers; library collection of approximately 60,000+ items; annual budget of $458,000 FY 2017-2018; expanding library programs and on-line services; active Friends group; community relations; developing a long range plan; maintenance of an architecturally unique library building and grounds. Reports to Library Board of Trustees.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), or an equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program; minimum of 5 years of recent experience in increasingly responsible supervisory, management, administrative, and budget/finance positions in a library, preferably a public library. Degree/experience in business/marketing/human resources and/or experience in local government, grant writing, reporting to advisory and/or governing board would be helpful. Pass pre-employment background checks.
     Salary from $55,000, based on experience and qualifications. Fulltime position. Benefits. Submit cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume by 2/2/18 to: Library Board of Trustees Search Committee, c/o Amy Desaulniers, Wolcott Town Hall, 10 Kenea Avenue, Wolcott, CT 06716 or email to: EOE/AA