Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Executive Director

The Boston Library Consortium, an association of 17 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, is dedicated to sharing human and information resources to advance the research and learning of its constituency. Founded in 1970, the Consortium supports and explores resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery. The Consortium now seeks to appoint a leader who will help it discover and develop new approaches to resource sharing in the broadest sense, and work to position it and its members at the forefront of consortial enterprises.

Under the direction of the BLC Board of Directors and in conjunction with the Board's Management Council, the Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium provides visionary and energetic leadership for the organization. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for managing the programs and services of the Consortium; implementing strategic initiatives and programs and seeking new opportunities and funding sources in order to improve services and performance of the member libraries for their constituents.  The next Executive Director will be on the vanguard of trends in academic libraries and be able to bring new ideas to the Consortium.

Successful candidates will bring to the role a demonstrated command of trends in academic and digital libraries, information policy, and information technologies, personal skills to maintain effective relationships with staff, constituents, and professional colleagues, knowledge of technology applications relevant to user-centered library services and excellent project management skills. They will also have a minimum five years experience in a library environment demonstrating a record of progressively increasing administrative experience relevant to the requirements of the position, including ability in leadership, participative management and sound fiscal and human resource management. Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in Library Science, Information Science or a related field, demonstrated experience or knowledge of trends in library consortia and collaborative ventures and in developing and implementing financial strategies for libraries, and evidence of enthusiasm, creativity and potential to succeed in a rapidly changing academic library environment, including a track record of relationship-building.

For a full position description go to: http://www.isaacsonmiller.com/Scopes/4756BLC-ED.pdf

The Boston Library Consortium has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Applications and nominations should include letter of interest and resume, emailed to:

Alan Wichlei and Beverly Brady
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Library Consortium is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Contact Us:  BLCED@imsearch.com

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