[Michlib-l] Closes May 3! Collection Management Director-Bucks County (PA) Free Library

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Apr 27 09:16:44 EDT 2015

Collection Management Director-Bucks County (PA) Free Library


"Try Something New" at Bucks County Free Library <http://buckslib.org/> !
Contribute, collaborate, and connect Bucks County customers to
information-when they need it and where they want it-as the next Collection
Management Director.  The successful candidate will be an intrepid,
strategic thinker focused on the future of access and information while
continuing to provide traditional and nontraditional collection management
practices. The Bucks County Leadership Team wants its newest team member to
be knowledgeable, passionate and engaged about the role libraries play in
individual lives and the community. A quality customer service
philosophy-internal and external-is vital. Bucks County is looking for the
right person who is willing to take thoughtful risks, initiate and implement
new ideas, and enthusiastically inspire and motivate support services and
public services staff through teaching and coaching.


Governed by a seven-member Library Board, the Bucks County (PA) Free
Library, a seven-branch county library system, serves 490,577 residents and
circulates 2.8 million items annually with a $9 million operating budget. In
2014, the Library developed its 2014-2017 Strategic Plan with a focus on
future library services and programs. As a designated Pennsylvania public
library district center, the Bucks County Free Library collaborates on
county wide projects, shares a public catalog, and provides support services
to 11 additional public libraries in Bucks County. These libraries are
independently governed and managed by their own local boards and directors. 


Bucks County <http://www.buckscounty.org/> , in the southeastern corner of
Pennsylvania, is a blend of dynamic towns, farms and forests. Created in
1682 by William Penn, Bucks County was and is a cultural and recreational
destination. Home to more than 621,000 people, Bucks County maintains the
integrity of its lively past by protecting its historic resources. Today,
the past, present, and future blend beautifully throughout the County's 608
square miles filled with an array of parks, quality housing, cultural and
recreational facilities, quaint boutiques, modern shopping malls, industrial
complexes, and much, much more. Located only 25 miles from Philadelphia, 75
miles from New York City and 125 miles from Baltimore, Bucks County is
easily accessible from many major highways and rail systems. Additional
information on the Library and the region can be found at Bucks County Links
<http://www.gossagesager.com/buckscolinks.htm> .


Responsibilities. This position oversees collection management, technical
services, and inter-library loan operations; develops goals and plans for
all aspects of centralized collection development and services for seven
branch libraries; provides for tie-in ordering and processing of materials
by eleven independent member libraries; formulates policies and procedures;
introduces new materials and services; leads and plans for staff training in
collection-related areas, such as weeding, merchandising and reader's
advisory; works with the Executive Director, management team members, and
staff to ensure that the department meets county wide operational and
strategic goals as well as customer service standards. Visit BCFL Collection
Management Director <http://gossagesager.com/buckscojobdesc.pdf>  for the
complete description.  


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree in Library
Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university
and five years progressively responsible public library or related
experience including three years of supervisory experience. Desired
qualifications include, but are not limited to, proven project management
skills, an understanding of the relationship between support services and
public services; strong communication skills-both written and spoken; a
history of responsiveness to customer and community needs; and a knowledge
of trends, issues and methods of information access to library resources as
well as emerging technologies; commitment to staff development and training;
and experience in a union environment. The Collection Management Director
will report to the Director and serve as a member of the Library's
leadership team. 


Compensation. Salary range of $76,518 -$93,522 (placement dependent upon
qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager
Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> , 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 Dan Bradbury
<mailto:danbradbury at gossagesager.com>  or Jobeth Bradbury
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com>  on or before the closing date of
May 3, 2015.  



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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