[Michlib-l] City Library Director position open-New Haven (CT) Free Public Library

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Tue Apr 8 11:24:59 EDT 2014

City Library Director-New Haven (CT) Free Public Library

Creating Community - Unleashing Potential - the  <http://nhfpl.org/> New
Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to
help realize the Library's strategic goals, create community, and unleash
the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful
candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural
competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment
and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a
passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad
mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual
budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and
a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the
historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the
<http://www.yale.edu/> Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The
Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board,
will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new
financial resources to increase services.  The Library will serve as a
powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school
child, and workforce development. For additional details see
<http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLStrategicPlan.pdf> NHFPL Strategic Plan


New Haven is one of America's most dynamic small cities. The City proper has
a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region
on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to
Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train
connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England
city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy
rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites
underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with
socio-economic challenges - but it has a scale and assets that make
connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a
lot of STEAM - with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as
key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the
presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S.
<http://www.yale.edu/> Yale University and five other universities in the
region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a
state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main
library.  <http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/> New Haven has professional
theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor
festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar
size in the country. It also has 376 years of history - seen in its town
green and architecture spanning three centuries - and nature is always
nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city
center.  Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New
Haven is also a great restaurant town - from fine dining to the best pizza
anywhere. For additional information, visit
<http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLlinks.htm> NHFPL Links.


Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the administration
of all library functions.  The Library Director provides leadership and
vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed
to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other
educational, cultural and social agencies in the community.  The Library
Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic
planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on
administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads
the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library's
fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in
the  <http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLjobdesc.doc> official job


Qualifications:  A master's degree in library science, business, non-profit
management or other related fields.  A minimum of ten (10) years of
progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance
experience.   Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration,
working with unions and authority over personnel.  This position requires an
enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new
technologies.  Must have a proven track record in fund raising and
development.  Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working
within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing
Board are highly desirable.      


A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which
will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed
to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New
Haven's civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required
within six months of appointment.


Compensation.  The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000
(dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits


For further information, contact  <http://www.gossagesager.com> Bradbury
Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the
application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or
pdf attachments to  <mailto:danbradbury at gossagesager.com> Dan Bradbury or
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com> Jobeth Bradbury.  The position
closes May 25, 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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