Thursday, January 24, 2008

Executive Director, Maine InfoNet Search extended

The University of Maine and the Maine State Library seek an executive program leader to develop, direct, and manage this statewide library information program which is a partnership of public, academic, school, and special libraries throughout the state. Maine InfoNet is an organization jointly administered by the Maine Library Commission and the University of Maine System. The mission of Maine InfoNet is to broaden statewide sources of information and educational resources for all Maine citizens and to serve as an information portal that promotes resource-sharing, provides cost-effective solutions for the improvement of the quality of library and information services, and supports the economic development of the State. Maine InfoNet comprises three major programs: an operational statewide union catalog; a resource-sharing system; and provision of electronic resources. Maine InfoNet Executive Director will report to the Maine State Librarian and the Dean of Libraries, UM as the designated representatives of the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Maine InfoNet Executive Director will serve under the advice and direction of the Maine InfoNet Board, which is sponsored jointly by the Maine Library Commission and University of Maine System.

Required Qualifications: 1) ALA accredited MLS and professional library experience in academic or public library services with demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory experience in a library, consortium, or information-oriented organization. 2) Demonstrated ability to manage programs, staff, technology, and budgets. 3) Familiarity and comfort with a broad range of information technology and an understanding of the impact of technology on libraries and their users. 4) Demonstrable vision and leadership skills, with successful experience in developing innovative programs. 5) Excellent oral and written communication skills for interpersonal, presentation, negotiation, and consensus-building duties. 6) Demonstrated success in fiscal management and fundraising, a willingness to travel, and the ability to multi-task are also required.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of entrepreneurial success with interest in building a new organization. 2) Experience working collaboratively with libraries, other institutions, and with state and federal government. 3) Experience working with legislative initiatives. 4) Understanding of the information needs of both rural and urban environments.

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This is a fiscal-year, full-time position with an excellent benefits package. The salary range for this position is $58,631 to $97,719. Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application addressing the requirements above, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Maine InfoNet Search Committee, Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5729 or email to:

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of qualified women and members of diverse racial/ethnic groups and provides reasonable accommodations in the application process to individuals with disabilities.

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