Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Executive Director, Lancaster (PA) Public Library

Lancaster Public Library…Now More Than Ever! The Board of Trustees of the Lancaster Public Library seeks a creative and energetic leader as its next Executive Director—one capable of forging a collective vision for the Library’s future and effectively moving the organization toward it. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop services and programs that actively position and promote the Library throughout the community--and explore new opportunities to both enhance services and attract additional support.

Lancaster Public Library consists of the Duke Street (main) Central Resource Library and branches in Leola and Mountville. With a current budget approaching $2.4 million and a staff of 45 (35.35 FTEs), the Library provides direct service to the 187,788 residents of its service area while also functioning as the District Center for the entire county (490,562 residents) and providing interlibrary loan and reference service to the other fourteen independent libraries in the County.

Lancaster is a small city with a diverse community with a variety of cultural lifestyles. Within the city, welcoming neighborhoods and historic preservation thrive side by side with a cutting-edge arts scene. The region is an eclectic blend of urban and rural with strong farming, manufacturing and tourism industries and offers an array of educational and cultural amenities. Located in south-central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within driving distance of major metropolitan hubs and attractions.

Qualifications include: an MLS from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to build effective relationships with individuals and groups to support library programs and services. Demonstrated experience with a governing board and proven success in financial development and fund raising is highly desirable. The complete job description and additional information on the Library and the Lancaster community can be found at: Lancaster Links.

The salary range is $68,000-$82,000 DOQ with a competitive benefit package.

For further information, contact Dan or Jobeth Bradbury at Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as attachments to or by August 30, 2009.

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