[Michlib-l] Library Director position closes Sunday, May 15! - Saline County, AR!

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Wed May 11 17:25:08 EDT 2016


Library Director - Saline County (AR) Library System

 

SERVE CONNECT EDUCATE ENTERTAIN.  Build on outstanding community support and
a record of success as the next Director of the Saline County Library System
<http://www.salinecountylibrary.org/> . The Board of Trustees seek a
responsive committed professional with a passion for public service ready to
lead a thriving, well established public library system.  The Director will
honor and build on the Library's Strategic Plan and continue the
relationships with County departments and offices as well as ongoing efforts
to create a shared community vision of excellent library services. Governed
by a five-member Board, the Library serves the 107,000 Saline County
residents with a dedicated staff of 32 FTEs and a $3 million annual
operating budget from two locations - the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library
(Benton) and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library (Bryant).  

 

Saline County, central Arkansas, is one of Arkansas' fastest growing and
most prosperous counties.  Ideally located near bustling Little Rock, Saline
County residents enjoy a quality of life in their varied smaller cities and
towns while appreciating the ready access to the entertainment, shopping,
and cultural offerings of the state capitol.  Saline County offers excellent
school systems, as well as a University of Arkansas satellite campus, a
growing hospital, retail and other amenities. Many parks, waterways, golf
courses, and the nearby Ouachita National Forest offer outdoor recreation.
Saline County has it all - including a low cost of living and unemployment
rate.  Learn more about Saline County, the Library, and the position at
Saline County Links <http://www.gossagesager.com/salinecolinks.htm> .  

 

Responsibilities. This is an administrative position with full
responsibility for overseeing a single county library system with a
headquarters library and one branch under the direction of the Saline County
Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director recommends and provides
regular financial reports to the Board; plans and directs an active
continuing public relations program; represents the library in the
community; attends library conferences and regional and statewide
professional meetings; administers special projects required by the Library
and Library Board such as building programs and millage campaigns; hires,
trains, evaluates, and develops the administrative staff of the Library and
administers personnel policies; is responsible for the Library's strategic
planning process; develops strong relationships with community leaders and
organizations, and works closely with the various departments and offices of
the county government including the Quorum Court.  

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a
graduate degree program accredited by the American Library Association and a
minimum of 5 years administrative experience that demonstrates management
ability and leadership qualities required to perform the essential functions
of this position. Experience working with or reporting to a governing board
is highly desirable. For the complete position description, see the Saline
County Library Director position description.
<http://www.gossagesager.com/salinecojobdesc.pdf>  

 

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $60,000-$75,000
(dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits
package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager
Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com>  via email or phone.  To start the
application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or
pdf attachments to Karen Miller <mailto:karenmiller at gossagesager.com> .  The
position closes May 15, 2016.  

 

 

 

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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