[Michlib-l] Closes this Sunday! July 27-Director of Library Services position announcement-Berkeley Public Library, CA

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Jul 21 10:08:09 EDT 2014

Director of Library Services-Berkeley Public Library (CA) 

A spirited Library seeking a spirited Director! The Berkeley Public Library
<http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/>  Board of Trustees seeks a creative
and thoughtful Director of Library Services to lead a team of talented
professionals continuing to position the Library as a prominent player in
Berkeley’s continuum of learning and inspiration. Through traditional
formats and growing digital collections, the Library serves as a local
resource contributing to local creativity, preserving the community’s
collective history, nourishing the arts, supporting small businesses and job
seekers, and welcoming its citizens and enriching their lives. The City of
Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. A
highly skilled and creative staff (113 FTE) at the Central Library and four
branches welcomed 1.4 million visitors in 2013 and loaned 1.9 million items.
With a dedicated funding source (annual budget-$16 million) and a quality
collection of 600,000 items, Berkeley Public Library leads the state in per
capita use. A five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council,
governs the Library. The  <http://www.bplf.org/> Berkeley Public Library
Foundation, established in 1997, recently raised $3 million dollars
supporting the Branch Library renovation program. Additional support comes
from the vital Friends of the Berkeley Public Library through strong
fundraising and advocacy efforts.  


The City of Berkeley, “the city with a small population and a big
reputation,” is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. With
more than 120,000 residents, Berkeley is a welcoming and diverse
community—proud of their heritage as a center of academic achievement
(University of California, Berkeley), scientific exploration, free speech,
and the arts.  People come for the culture and stay for the food - Berkeley
is a cultural and culinary destination where residents and visitors find a
dynamic city with an international flavor. Attractions include two arts
districts, the Berkeley Marina, state-of-the-art pedestrian and bicycle
paths, stunning outdoor recreational opportunities, farmers markets, and
unlimited senior activities. Oakland, San Francisco, and the rolling hills
of wine country are all within close proximity of Berkeley and offer
additional cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the
Library, Berkeley and the Bay Area,  visit Berkeley Links


Responsibilities. The Director of Library Services serves as administrative
head of the Library and reports to a Library Board of Trustees, serves as
staff to the Board, and is responsible for implementing policy, developing
goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the library budget
and directing day to day operations. Although reporting to the Library
Board, the Director serves as part of the City's management team. Major
responsibilities include: developing and recommending service policy to the
Board of Library Trustees; planning and directing the implementation of
goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards for the
Library; evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs in
meeting community needs; maintaining effective relations with other city
departments and a variety of community and support organizations, groups,
and other individuals; directing the preparation and administration of the
library’s budget; recommending applications for public and private funds for
library programs; and supervising and evaluating the activities of
professional staff.  Please visit Director of Library Services
classSpecID=104809&agency=1568&viewOnly=yes>  for the complete job


Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related
field (or equivalent) and eight (8) FTE years of management, supervisory or
administrative experience including a minimum of four (4) FTE years of
administration of library programs and services and four (4) FTE years of
supervising professional staff through subordinate supervisors.
Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the
college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications
include: demonstrated knowledge of administrative principles and methods,
including goal setting, program and budget development; broad experience in
working with new library technologies;  meeting service delivery,
programmatic, and administrative challenges with innovative solutions; keeps
staff and public aware of current issues, events and plans; thinks both
creatively and pragmatically and is flexible and attentive to staff and
community concerns; has proven ability in labor relations with success in
negotiating and communicating with union leadership.  


Compensation.  The salary range is $137,772-$189,396 (with placement
dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits


For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager
Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a
meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen
Miller <mailto:karenmiller at gossagesager.com>  or Jobeth Bradbury
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com>  on or before the closing date of
July 27, 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)

jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com 


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