Position Availability: Director, Lakewood Memorial Library

A member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Lakewood Memorial Library is located in Lakewood, NY. The library serves the population of the Southwestern Central School District. See http://lakewoodlibrary.org  for more information about the library. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This is a full-time (37.5 hours / week), exempt position. A complete job description is available on request.

Responsibilities 

— Provides leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.
— Oversees bookkeeping and financial report preparations, approves normal library expenses {within established policies/guidelines}, prepares and presents budgets to the Board and funding authorities.
— Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision, and mentoring of library personnel.
— Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs.
— Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.
— Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making, including formulation of policies, new services, and personnel actions.
— Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships in our community.
— Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary reports.
— Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.
— Manages maintenance of library property, repairs, alterations, and new construction.

Essential skills and qualities:
— A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries.
— Excellent written and oral communication skills.
— Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
— A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement.

Qualifications:
— Master’s in Library Science from an accredited ALA program
— A New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate
— Minimum 3 years work experience in a public library setting

Compensation: A competitive compensation package, including benefits, will be commensurate with experiences.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and names/ contact information for 3 professional references to lakewoodlibsearch@gmail.com. Closing date: May 31.