Friday, January 11, 2013

Library Director – Crandall Public Library (Glens Falls, NY)

Become a vital part of providing Crandall Public Library District residents with free access to the world of ideas, information in varied formats and the creative experience of an open and nonjudgmental environment.  In achieving this mission, the Library Board of Trustees seeks a visionary new leader—skilled in directing a diverse team of talented professionals in interpreting and implementing Board policy—and capable of setting and meeting goals and achieving high standards.  Crandall Public Library District is governed by a 15-member elected Board of Trustees and serves the 53,621 residents of the Towns of Queensbury and Moreau and the City of Glens Falls. Operating continuously since 1893, it is a strong regional example of intergovernmental cooperation.  It is also the Central Reference Library of the Southern Adirondack Library System providing service to the residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Hamilton counties. Housed in a stunningly renovated (2008), LEED certified Main Library in downtown Glens Falls, the staff (34.2 FTEs) works within a $4.2 million budget to provide quality services and programs to its communities. The Library loans more than 813,000 items annually and was visited 461,000 times in 2011. With a solid financial base, a committed Library Board of Trustees, collaborative programs and services such as early literacy and the unique Folklife Center, cutting-edge technology and an active and engaged Friends organization—all of the pieces are in place to achieve even greater levels of future excellence.
Situated in the Hudson River Valley, the Crandall Public Library District borders Warren and Saratoga counties in the Adirondack Foothills. The City and environs offer a variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational amenities—museums, galleries, festivals, theater, outdoor sports and activities, concerts and good schools (including SUNY Adirondack). Charming architecture and friendly people make the area a great place to play, work and live.  Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at Crandall Links.
Responsibilities: The Library Director is the chief administrator and is responsible for carrying out policy as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and for developing the long-term plans and directions of the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of the Library; providing effective team development and leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; working effectively with elected officials at the state and county level; and interacting with the media and the community to project a positive image of the Library.  See Library Director for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Master’s Degree in Librarianship from an ALA accredited library school or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable education practices; and five or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, two or more years of which must have been in an administrative capacity. The position also requires eligibility for a NYS public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application and possession of the certificate at the time of appointment. Prior success as a library director reporting to a policy making board is also highly desirable.  Appointment will be made provisionally pending Civil Service examination to be held at a later date.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $75,766 -102,284 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes March 3, 2013.
Crandall Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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