Friday, March 21, 2008

Regional Library Manager (Director)

RECRUITMENT NO: 003 OPEN: 03/10/08 CLOSING: 7/11/08

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Salary Range - $57,363.00 - $91,898.00 per year

Broward County is seeking a dynamic, innovative manager who is passionate about public libraries and providing quality (SUNsational) service to a culturally rich and diverse community, for the position of Regional Library Manager in a large nationally recognized library system. The library system includes a staff of 900+ employees, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, a Main Library, five Regional Libraries, 31 Community Branches, a digital branch with 24/7 remote access, and partnership facilities with local educational institutions.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is a highly responsible administrative position that involves planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. Work involves interpretation and implementation of all library policies and procedures, supervision of high level professional personnel, planning, public service functions, and the organization of services to the public. Work also includes the management of African and African-American special collections (rare books, archives, and artifacts), programs and exhibits, assisting the needs of the community, establishing and implementing public service priorities, attending conferences, workshops and public and professional meetings. Work is subject to review for the attainment of desired management objectives and conforming to existing policies and procedures and priorities to meet established goals. Perform related work as required.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Master's Degree in library science or Master’s in Information Management or Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; five(5)years of professional library experience, including four(4)years experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: Applicant with a broad knowledge of African and African American history, culture and literature including the Caribbean and African Diaspora will be given preference. Such experience should be clearly documented in the resume.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Broward County Libraries Division, Attn: Mr. Andra Mentore, Libraries Manager, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, or email


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