[Michlib-l] Library Director position open! Crown Point Community Library, Indiana

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Aug 4 14:44:21 EDT 2014

Library Director- Crown Point Community Library 


Read.Discover.Connect. Discover and connect with the charm and character of
Crown Point and the Crown Point Community Library. The Crown Point Community
Library <http://crownpointlibrary.org/>  Board of Trustees seeks a talented
and energetic Director to lead the Library and its constituents to meet the
needs of this growing community.  The Library Director will provide quality
leadership, direct and support staff, and bring new ideas and exciting
innovation to the Library.  Crown Point Community Library, located in Lake
County, Indiana, serves the 42,000 residents of Center and Winfield
Townships.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the two library
locations-downtown Crown Point Library and the Winfield Library-provide
excellent services and programs with 39 staff and a $1.6 million annual
budget. The Library, originally established as a Carnegie library, realized
in 2005 that is was rapidly outgrowing and outpacing its facility. In 2010,
the Library passed a successful $12 million bond issue and the "new" Crown
Point Library opened in 2012.


Crown Point <http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/> , the "Hub of Lake County, IN,"
is the county center anchored by the stunning Lake County Court House and
the Public Library located on a thriving square with retail and restaurants.
This "jewel" of a growing community-the population has increased
exponentially within the last 14 years-provides a family-friendly, small
town lifestyle with nearby city amenities (Chicago and Indianapolis are a
short drive away). Local residents will find excellent public schools,
strong neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Purdue University, Valparaiso
University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Northwest, and
University of St. Francis offer higher education opportunities. In addition
to its modern charm, Crown Point has an abundance of historic architecture
and invites its visitors and residents to explore it through walking tours
and a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum. For more information about
the Library, Crown Point and Lake County, visit Crown Point Links
<http://www.gossagesager.com/CPLinks.htm> .


Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the
Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work
of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel,
budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations
and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of
Trustees and the laws of the Indiana State Library. The successful candidate
will be able to balance traditional service while implementing new, bold,
thoughtful programs and services. See Crown Point Library Director
<http://www.gossagesager.com/CPjobdesc.pdf>  to see the complete job


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's
Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana
Librarian Certificate 1; and ten years progressively responsible library
experience (or six years library experience including three years of
supervisory experience). Essential attributes and skills include: excellent
communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan,
develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory
experience; and an understanding and appreciation of library best practices
in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff, and
community stakeholders. Successful experience as a library director
reporting to a governing board is desirable.


Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with
placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive
benefits package.


For further information contact  <http://www.gossagesager.com/> Bradbury
Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the
application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word
or pdf attachments via email to  <mailto:karenmiller at gossagesager.com> Karen
Miller or  <mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com> Jobeth Bradbury on or
before the closing date of September 21, 2014.



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)


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