[Michlib-l] Montclair Public Library (NJ)-Library Director position open

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Oct 17 13:20:10 EDT 2016

Library Director position-Montclair Public Library (NJ)


Engage and enrich the Montclair (NJ) community as the next Director of the
<http://www.montclairlibrary.org/> Montclair Public Library. The Board of
Trustees seeks candidates who want to expand opportunities for Montclair's
38,000+ residents. The Library, through its early literacy efforts, the Open
Book Open Mind 2015 conversation series, and its partnership with the Adult
School of Montclair, focuses on lifelong learning. In addition, the Library
supports its citizens through outreach efforts such as the BookBike (funded
through a crowdsourcing campaign), the Book a Librarian service, and hotspot
loaning program. Neatly 68% of Montclair residents carry a Montclair Library
card and check out 440,000 items annually and attend 1,600 programs-and the
committed staff of 36 FTE served more than 375,000 visitors last year.  With
an annual budget of $3.9 million and financial support from the Montclair
Public Library Foundation and Montclair Library Friends, the Montclair
Public Library continues to provide stellar programs and services inside and
outside its four walls at its two locations. The new Montclair Public
Library Director, through relationship building and responsiveness to the
community, will work effectively with community leaders, lead successful
fundraising efforts and be an active, vital member of the Montclair


Responsibilities. The Library Director, under the supervision of the Board
of Trustees, manages and directs the operations of the Library. Specific
responsibilities include: understanding and aligning the organizational
culture developing and recognizing staff talents; successful design and
implementation of library programs and services; managing the Library's
public relations and marketing program; working strategically with senior
management team; planning, justifying and executing the Library's budget;
supporting the Library Foundation as a Foundation Board Member; developing
entrepreneurial activities; working closely with the Township of Montclair
and the Board of Education; actively engaging and partnering with other
community agencies and organizations; and being active in local, state, and
national professional activities. See Library Director
<http://www.gossagesager.com/montclairjobdesc.pdf> position description for


Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree in Library and Information
Science, five years of managerial experience, and possession of or ability
to qualify for the professional librarian's certificate issued by the New
Jersey Department of Education. High priority qualifications include: skill
and success in working, developing and hiring personnel and building
successful teams; knowledge of best practices in library technologies;
experience developing and administering budgets; strong oral and written
communication skills; customer focus and excellent public relations skills;
the ability to build trust and effective internal and external partnerships;
facilitating change; leading through strategic planning and goal setting.
Prior success in reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising
experience, and working with local officials are highly desirable.


 <http://www.montclairnjusa.org/> Montclair-a vibrant community of almost
39,000 inhabitants and home to small shops, studios, restaurants and
professional services-is considered the arts and cultural capital of
northern New Jersey. Closely linked with the growth of New York City, the
burgeoning area has become a model "country town," enlivened by a notable
art colony. Montclair has continued to grow as African-American, Irish,
German and Scandinavian immigrants all contributed to a melting pot of
culture. Montclair residents have excellent progressive and innovative
schools, libraries, museums and churches. The community has successfully
worked to revitalize the town's commercial center and upgrading the downtown
area. Today, eclectic and exuberant Montclair embraces its diverse cultural
heritage and still nourishes the rich artistic expressions that took root
more than a century ago. Jazz clubs, theatrical companies, shops and
boutiques, galleries, and trendy restaurants are among the many amenities
that attract residents and visitors alike. See
<http://www.gossagesager.com/montclairlinks.htm> Montclair links for
additional information about the Library and the community.


Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $115,000-130,000
(dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits
package. For further information, contact  <http://www.gossagesager.com/>
Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a
meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to
<mailto:danbradbury at bradburymiller.com> Dan Bradbury. This position closes
November 27, 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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