[Michlib-l] Executive Director Position! Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Apr 18 10:20:38 EDT 2016

Charleston  County Public Library System seeks innovative, new Executive


The Charleston County Public Library System <http://www.ccpl.org/>  seeks an
Executive Director to blend the area's historical connections to learning
with an innovative, collaborative vision that focuses on excellence and
growing opportunities for lifelong learning.  The CCPL offers rewarding and
exciting career challenges for the successful candidate thanks to a building
and renovation program
funded through the 2014 approval of a $108.5 million bond referendum by
three quarters of County voters.  The new library leader will expand and
improve the system's superb services, outstanding programs and exceptional
customer experiences.


The new Executive Director will work with the Board, staff and County
officials to build five libraries -- two new buildings and three replacement
facilities -- as well as an administrative center and renovations at 13
existing locations.  The Executive Director will lead the System's
continuing efforts to grow virtual services, overhaul technologies, create
innovative content and build sustainable partnerships with businesses and
community organizations.  Currently, CCPL's 16 locations serve more than
389,000 county residents.  It has an annual budget of $16 million through a
county appropriation, a staff of 221 FTEs and a dynamic Friends of the
Library organization.  The board is also exploring development of a library


Founded in 1620, Charleston's commitment to fostering literacy and
literature dates back to the colony of South Carolina's first lending
library in 1698.  While the area still has a healthy respect for heritage
and tradition, the Charleston community is growing in diverse ways thanks to
a high quality of life recognized by residents and visitors, who make
Charleston one of the world's top destinations.  Charleston offers something
for everyone. It has charming, preserved neighborhoods with historic forts,
homes and churches as well as world-class art galleries, inviting beaches,
world-famous golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a plethora of fun
activities that draw thousands of new residents and visitors annually.  The
community also offers high-quality health care, an involved business
community and solid educational opportunities that make it a great place to
live, work and play.  For more information on Charleston County, the Library
and the region, please visit Charleston links
<http://www.gossagesager.com/charlestonlinks.htm> . 


Responsibilities.  Planning and directing all phases of library operations -
financial, personnel, facilities and business for the library system;
advising and guiding division heads on successes and solutions; working
closely with the Library board, Charleston County administrator, and elected
county and municipal officials; understanding and contributing to
Charleston's community, culture, lifestyles and interests focusing on active
civic engagement; promoting best practices, library services and programs
consistent with community expectations; understanding and supporting
innovative library technologies; experience working with capital projects;
and proven experience mentoring and developing staff. For the complete
position description, see Charleston Library Executive Director.


Qualifications. Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited
program and five years of library experience in increasingly responsible
library positions, or an equivalent background and experience to enable the
candidate to perform the work required effectively.  The ideal candidate
will have: excellent administrative, financial planning, communication and
personnel management skills; the ability to inspire and lead staff; the
initiative and vision to develop library services; and skill in building and
maintaining effective relationships with the board, staff and community
leaders. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, working in a
multi-branch environment, and building/renovating libraries are highly


Compensation. The starting salary range is $115,973 to $151,250 (with
placement dependent on experience and qualifications) with a competitive
benefits package. 


For further information, please visit Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates
<http://www.gossagesager.com> . Apply via email with a meaningful cover
letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury
<mailto:danbradbury at bradburymiller.com> . This position will close May 29,



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

(formerly Gossage Sager Associates)

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

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

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