Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Join this award winning Library’s dynamic team to sustain a public service focus and build on a tradition of excellence for this community of 45,000. The seven-member Board of Trustees of the West Orange Public Library seeks an innovative leader with strong financial management and strategic planning skills and a record of enhancing public library services through the development of collections, facilities, technology, and human resources. Working with an outstanding team of 24.5 FTEs and a $2.8 million budget, the successful candidate will have the ability to develop a shared vision and implement a strategic plan, explore alternatives for expansion, develop new funding avenues for additional revenue and become the Library’s cultural leader and link to the community.

The Township of West Orange—listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the “most livable Metro-area Suburbs”—blends urban convenience and small-town charm. While a mere 17-miles from Manhattan, it boasts tree lined streets, a thriving community and a rich art and cultural tradition. The Library has a Foundation and is a member of INFOLINK, the New Jersey Library Network that encompasses Essex, Hudson, Union, and Middlesex counties.

Minimum qualifications include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible public library experience, including at least three years in an executive level position; and the ability to qualify for a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be able to implement new library services through technologies and design and implement staff leadership/development programs.

Compensation: The hiring range is $95,000-120,000 with a competitive benefits program.

To apply or obtain further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, or 816.531.2468. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2008. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as attachments to:

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