Monday, February 25, 2008


Public service pioneer needed!—if your focus is innovation, customer-service, and collaborative team building, Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System in Columbus, GA has the job for you. Chief of Public Services is a newly created position offering the opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, board and community to create “the leading library of our size in the nation, a customer pace-setter…”

Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System is a five county library system serving Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area (pop. 196,000). Governed by a seven-member System Board of Trustees, the Library staff (currently 116.5 FTEs) with a budget of $6.3 million operates a new Central Library, eight branch libraries and two bookmobiles serving an increasingly diverse area. Chattahoochee Valley has an ambitious three-year strategic plan with a focus on providing exceptional and consistent customer service at all locations, expanding services through innovative technology, and developing and implementing strong staff development initiatives to build an outstanding collaborative system team committed to reaching the Library’s goals and objectives. This is an opportunity for a successful Chief of Public Services to make a real, substantial difference in providing successful library service to the Columbus community.

The successful candidate must have excellent internal and external communication skills to inspire and motivate; be capable of conveying a shared vision of innovative library service for the System; and be adept at building and maintaining collaborative relationships among multiple counties, individual communities, and the library staff. Experience with strategic planning, designing and managing change, developing and implementing an effective and compelling customer service philosophy, facilities and space planning, library technology, and best practice library operations are key skills. Additional information on the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System and the surrounding community can be found at:

Minimum requirements: an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; five years of progressively responsible public library experience; and a minimum of three years of management and supervisory experience. Salary range $73,948-$89,314 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, or 816-531-2468. This opportunity will close April 13, 2008. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as attachments via email to:

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