Galway Public Library
The Board of Trustees of the Galway Public Library in Saratoga County, New York, is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to serve as Library Director to continue this growing library’s commitment to quality public service. This position presents an opportunity to lead the library through an exciting new building project, currently underway.
The library is chartered to serve the residents of the Galway Central School District, which has a population of about 7000. Both the current library and a thirteen-acre parcel of land recently purchased for the new and larger facility are located in Galway Village, a suburban/rural community 16 miles west of Saratoga Springs, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
Budget preparation and financial management; Collection development; Design and implementation of programs for patrons of all ages; Human resources and facilities management; Development and support of technology use plan; Implementation of library policies; Oversight of library marketing.
Strong leadership, communication and technological skills, and the ability to encourage staff development. Must be comfortable working with Library Board and with those connected to the design and construction phases of the new building project.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and a willingness to continue to work toward a librarian’s certification.
Master’s degree in Library Science and a NYS Public Librarian’s Certification with experience working in a public library setting.
Salary & Benefits:
The Position is full-time, 35 hours per week with benefits to be negotiated within a salary range of $32,000 to $39,000.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two letters of professional reference to: Arlene Rhodes, President, Board of Trustees, Galway Public Library, PO Box 207, Galway, NY 12074 or e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Siena College invites applications for the position of Director of the Standish Library. Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2013 through December 15, 2013. The position has an expected start date of Summer 2014.
The successful candidate should provide vision, strategic direction, and leadership to the library and should demonstrate expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations, managing library operations and budgets, and the ability to adapt to changing academic environments. The Director will be responsible for hiring and supervising a library staff of library faculty, other professional staff, and support staff. The Director of the Standish Library will be at the rank of Librarian.
1. Plan, develop, manage and assess the effectiveness of the Library’s educational services which includes materials selection and use, instruction, research assistance, media services, and resources and facilities provided to Siena’s students and faculty;
2. Coordinate the Library’s services and resources with academic departments, campus administrative units, campus committees, outside vendors and institutions, networks, and consortia;
3. Direct the human resource management of the Library, including assignments of duties, hiring, supervision and evaluation. Serve in the role of dean/department head in matters related to library faculty;
4. Prepare, monitor, authorize and assess budget allocations including personnel, facilities, information technology, strategic planning, materials, equipment and contract services; develop grants; and solicit gifts;
5. Develop and maintain contacts with vendors, networks, consortia and other cooperative ventures to improve delivery of services and resources to Siena’s students and faculty;
6. Oversee operations of records management, automation systems, databases, college archives and art curatorial services; and
7. Participate in the Library’s instructional and research assistance programs.
1. Possess a Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution. A second master’s degree preferred
2. Minimum of eight (8) years of academic library experience
3. Record of achievements evincing a range of administrative and leadership abilities
4. Working knowledge of library technologies and academic library trends
5. Record of cooperation and collaboration with library staff, other campus units, and consortia
6. Vitae to meet the requirement for an appointment to rank of Librarian
7. Articulate a vision for the future of liberal arts college libraries
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the future of liberal arts college libraries and three professional references. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required. Please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/23428 no later than December 15, 2013. Only complete applications will be reviewed. For questions or further information, please contact Diana King at firstname.lastname@example.org.