[Michlib-l] Library Director, McCracken County Public Library, Closes this Sunday, October 16!

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Tue Oct 11 15:46:12 EDT 2016

Library Director-McCracken County Public Library (KY)


Join a vibrant community, library and team as the next Director of the
McCracken County Public Library! <https://www.mclib.net/>  The successful
candidate will provide exceptional service to the lifelong, devoted
residents of this bustling, innovative river arts community which was
designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013. The Library provides current,
high-demand, high-interest resources in a variety of formats and continually
seeks new creative ways of service giving the Library the sought-after "WOW"
factor. Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky-a historic river town at the
confluence on the Ohio and Tennessee rivers-the Library Board of Trustees
seeks a talented and vivacious Director to lead a stellar staff in
developing and maintaining excellent library services and programs as a
vital part of this historic River Town. The Library serves a county
population of 65,565 from a 33,000 sq. ft. facility in the downtown area and
24x7 services through its digital content. The Library loans more than
713,000 items annually to 48,376 cardholders. 


County seat of McCracken County, Paducah <http://www.paducahky.gov/>  is the
largest town in the Purchase Area of the State. The combination of southern
charm and hospitality that originated with Paducah's founding in 1827 is
still alive and well--blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy
business climate, and outstanding schools and neighborhoods. Paducah is an
excellent place to become your home. It boasts a thriving arts and
entertainment community-theaters and museums to parks and sporting events,
it has a smorgasbord of offerings. The National Quilt Museum draws large
crowds of devotees and visitors around the world and the
<http://thecarsoncenter.org/> Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center surpasses
any existing entertainment venue in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts will
appreciate Paducah's excellent location-three state parks are within a
45-minute drive and all offer scenic shores, challenging golf courses, beach
areas, and fully equipped marinas. Additional information about the
community, the Library and the position can be found at McCracken Library
Links.  <http://www.gossagesager.com/McCrackenlinks.htm> 


Responsibilities. The Director reports to a five-member Library
Board-appointed by the County-and works closely with the community, the
County, its citizens and staff to develop, implement and promote library
services. Challenges and opportunities include: expanding the Library
System's visibility in the community; expanding collaborative partnerships;
promoting the Library's mission and goals; evaluating and maintaining the
library's facility; fostering a team environment through coaching and
leadership development skills; being a good listener/responsive to needs &
concerns of staff, customers, and community; and developing alternative
strategies for enhancing the library's $3.5 million annual budget. Please
see Library Director Position Description
<http://www.gossagesager.com/mccrackenjobdesc.pdf>  for complete

Qualifications.  A master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited
program and at least five years of progressively responsible library
experience-including at least two years of experience in an administrative
capacity managing professional staff and programs.  Essential attributes
include a strong understanding and ability to articulate the public
library's vision, mission and values to the community; collaboration and
consensus-building skills; facilities maintenance and space planning
experience; excellent interpersonal and team-building skills; a history of
responsiveness to staff, customer and community needs and concerns; sound
fiscal management skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and
"best practices" for library service. Successful experience working with a
governing board and collaborating with elected officials is highly


Compensation. The starting salary range is $75,000-90,000 (with placement
dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits
package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates
<http://www.gossagesager.com/>  via email or phone. To start the application
process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf
attachments to Karen Miller <mailto:%20KarenMiller at BradburyMiller.com> .
This position closes October 16, 2016.



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller 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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