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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Open Management Opportunities - Allen County Public Library - Fort Wayne, IN

The Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN) is going through a transformation.  We are reimagining our role in the community and our approach to serving it, as we develop in 2017 a new strategic plan that is forward thinking, customer centric, and focused on community impact.  We have several new leadership opportunities available:



This position will be a key component in the development of a new strategic plan and implementation efforts.  Responsible for collecting, synthesizing and analyzing system data to assist in the development of strategic direction, and ensure the library’s strategic direction and goals are met in collaboration with management and staff.  Recommends adjustments, ensures approved strategies are translated into workable, practical and sustainable processes that enhance productivity and results.  Articulates the identification of overall quality measures that are instituted and/or realigned as necessary.  Participates in communicating organizational performance related to the strategic plan to internal and external stakeholders.



  • Master’s degree from ALA accredited school of library or information science preferred, or Master’s degree in statistics, social sciences, or education. 
  • Five years of experience working in libraries; functional experience in conducting assessment and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Click here for more info and to apply:




The Public Services Manager is skilled in change management, future focused, customer centric with an understanding and vision for system-wide library services.  The position performs difficult professional work of aligning customer experience with communications, programming, outreach, and community engagement.  Has overall system-wide responsibility for developing and implementing a customer experience strategy focused on creating the best possible customer experience.  The Public Services Manager leads a team responsible for system-wide front line service to the public. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and motivate people, generate optimism, be solution oriented, understand and participate in the development of impactful services and assessment of services.



  • Master’s Degree Required, Field of Study: from ALA Accredited school of library or information science OR in Public Administration.
  • Five years’ experience in a management/supervisory role.
  • Course work in leadership/management, or related field and considerable experience working in leadership and customer/experience success role.
  • Must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 75 LEUs (Library Education Units) within five years.
  • Experience with a multiple branch library system preferred, or combination of education and experience.


Click here for more info and to apply:



The Community Engagement department includes an Assistant Manager, Graphic Artist, Print Shop Technician, Outreach, Events Manager, Audio Reading Services Manager, Access Fort Wayne Manager, and the Paul Clark Non-profit Resource Center.  This position is responsible for developing strategies that enhance community engagement system-wide; oversight of all aspects of communication, including social media, branding, and marketing; participates in the development and implementation of fund raising strategies.  Contributes knowledge related to trends, issues, and practices in library events, community engagement and outreach, to support development of excellent and innovative library services.  This position will also support community-led programming and outreach opportunities. Acts as an official spokesperson for the Library.  Provides assistance to the Friends of the Library and the Foundation. Represents the Library on the Friends of the Lincoln Collection Board.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certification (maintaining 75 LEUs every five years), and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a management role in a multi-branch system, preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, and two years of experience in development of comprehensive marketing plans or advertising, fundraising or communication strategies, which include the use of social media.
  • OR, five years of experience in the development of comprehensive marketing plans, or advertising, fundraising, or communication strategies, which include the use of social media. Or, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.


Click here for more information and to apply:



The Main Library Manager must be skilled at change management.  The candidate must be future focused, customer centric with an understanding and vision for exemplary public library service delivery in a busy Main library.  This position leads a team (Business, Science & Technology; Readers’ Services; Material Support Services; Holds; and Art, Music and Media) responsible for front line service to the public. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and motivate people, generate optimism, be solution oriented, understand and participate in the development of impactful services and the assessment of services.  Be an effective participant in creating a culture of continuous improvement.  Provides departmental and organizational leadership; serves on the library management team.



  • Master’s Degree Required, Field of Study: ALA accredited school in Library Science
  • 3 plus years of experience in professional library work.
  • Some experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 75 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient for attracting and retaining volunteers, encouraging staff members in their pursuit of excellent customer service to the public and for effective leadership of staff.


Click here for more information and to apply:



Danielle Gleason

Human Resources Assistant






Friday, December 23, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Marketing and Outreach Librarian - Union, SC (USA)

This is an entry-level, salaried non-exempt position (37.5 hrs/wk) with a starting pay range of $38,000 - $42,000. Union County Carnegie Library provides health benefits, paid leave, and state retirement to all full time regular employees. Additional benefits, such as a relocation stipend, may be available. 

This is an awesome opportunity for someone looking to have a large impact on a community.  The Union County Carnegie Library opened in 1905 as the first Carnegie library in South Carolina and represents an important part of both South Carolina's and Union County's history. The Library will be breaking ground on its second facility renovation and expansion since opening more than a century ago, and it is now in the final, crucial stages of planning for that project. The Union Library is also pursuing a wide range of grants and partnerships to diversify services and resources. In order to ensure the Library is successful in its efforts to provide innovative solutions to Union County's information access barriers, a new Marketing and Outreach Librarian position has been created, and this new position will play a key role in helping create a joyful, welcoming, community-focused Library with space for learning and collaborating. 

For more information and to view the employment application, go to applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references, a sample flyer or promotional item, and a Union County Carnegie Library Employment Application to Position is open until filled. (Posted 11/30/2016)

UCCL is an equal opportunity employer. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Library systems expert for University Library of Southern Denmark

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[LIBJOBS] Vacancy: Shreve Memorial Library, Shreveport, LA, Librarian III, Programming/Outreach Librarian

Dream, Discover, Do at Shreve Memorial Library!


Do you like bringing fun and excitement to libraries and the communities they serve?  If so, we definitely need you and ask that you apply for our brand-new Programming/Outreach Librarian position.  Shreve Memorial Library seeks an experienced Librarian to enhance current programming and implement new, exciting and stimulating system-wide programming for adults, supervise and assist with programming for youth, and coordinate outreach opportunities.  The new Programming/Outreach Librarian will manage all aspects of the library’s public programs, exhibitions, and special events, assisted by a Youth Associate, a Teen Associate, and Mobile Library Team. 


Shreve Memorial Library serves approximately 255,000 diverse citizens of Caddo Parish with a dedicated staff, and a $17.5 million annual operating budget.  The system includes 21 branch locations, a Mobile Library, and an eBranch.  Additionally, Shreveport/Caddo Parish has approximately 42,000 students and 66 schools, as well as eight colleges and universities.


The city of Shreveport and the parish of Caddo also have many venues with which to experience history, music, art, theater, and more.  Shreveport is home to college football’s Independence Bowl, the Rose Garden, the Red River Revel, The Louisiana Film Prize Festival, Sci-Port Discovery Center, one of the nation’s largest farmers’ markets, six Mardi Gras parades, and much more.


For the complete description including compensation, and to apply, visit our website at   This position closes January 6, 2017.




Jennie W. Paxton

Associate Director for Support Services

Shreve Memorial Library

318-226-4789 (work)

318-347-6549 (mobile)


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] World Libraries article on Marrakesh

See No. four below.


Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD


December 19, 2016


Contact: Scott Shoger, World Libraries editor,


Out now: Fall/Winter 2016 issue of World Libraries


The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of World Libraries -- a peer reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Dominican University School of Information Studies in River Forest, IL (USA) -- is now available at


The issue features five special features addressing, among other topics, international children’s literature, service to refugee children, censorship in Russia and beyond, the Treaty of Marrakesh and services for the visually impaired, and international peer mentoring for librarians.


In her 2014 Butler Lecture, “Folklore v. Fakelore, the Epic Battle,” Jane Yolen eschews the simplistic formulation of “fakelore” in exploring how stories migrate and mutate across centuries and cultures. The lecture, delivered by the “Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century,” is published for the first time in this issue.


An excerpt: “That our stories are mirrors of our time, reflecting prevalent prejudices and class hatreds, should not surprise us. The tellers, retellers, the originators of art tales do not live in a vacuum but in a specific community. Our stories are part of our tribal mentality, even for those of us who like to think that our tribe is global. We can try to escape small-mindedness, prejudice, hatred, but the verdict of future historians, scholars, and readers will task us for our biases, our judgments, our laws.”


Marianna Tax Choldin, the founding director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, talks with World Libraries about her new memoir on Russian and Soviet censorship, advocating for not only free speech but also its flipside: active listening.


“Most of us think of librarians’ work as being more straightforward,” Choldin says in the interview. “You just find some information that somebody needs, or a book someone should read or wants to read. But everything we do deals with much more complex human relationships than we realize at first. I’d suggest listening carefully to what people tell us and recognizing our own inadequacies without losing the confidence that we can do something.”


The issue also features three reports on recent developments in international librarianship.


Three leaders of the International Board on Books for Young People discuss their “Call-to-Action for Refugee Children,” issued in August 2016 at the 35th IBBY World Congress in Auckland. President Wally de Doncker, executive director Liz Page and IBBY member Hasmig Chahinian field questions about IBBY’s ongoing work on behalf of young people, from Lampedusa to Lebanon.


Four IFLA veterans -- Dick Kawooya, Karen Keninger, Victoria Owen and Winston Tabb -- emphasize that much work remains to be done on the Treaty of Marrakesh to make it truly effective for visually impaired patrons.


And Canadian librarian Cate Carlyle talks with fellow members of the International Librarians Network, founded on a peer mentorship model that scraps hierarchy and values the contributions of librarians of any age, from anywhere.


World Libraries continues to accept submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience. Please visit or contact for more information.



Scott Shoger

Editor, World Libraries

From: Stephen Wyber <>
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:26:21 PM
To: Shoger, Scott
Subject: RE: Final edit for your review


Hi Scott,


Sorry to take a little longer than hoped to get back to you – the last couple of weeks have been a little hectic! The text looks fine, so I won’t try to change things there!


I think the North American variant is ‘rightsholder’, but in Europe we tend to say ‘rightholder’. I just have to remember who I’m talking to. But you’re in North America, so rightsholder (and instinct) have it!


Thanks again, and let me know when it’s published so we can at least flag to our networks.





From: Shoger, Scott []
Sent: 17 November 2016 03:21
To: Stephen Wyber <>
Subject: Final edit for your review


Hi Stephen,


Attached is a Word file with our final edit of the Marrakesh piece. I had hoped to allow you to view an html draft of the piece, but I can't quite figure out how to share that with someone who doesn't have admin access to our website. So I've simply copied the formatted article to Word, so you'll have a sense how the footnotes will look, etc.


I've made some edits for the sake of readability or to align with our house style guidelines. Please let me know if you find any of these edits objectionable or if you have anything you'd like to add. If you're able to get back with me by Nov. 23, that would be ideal; otherwise, just let me know your schedule and we'll make things work. 


One question: rightholder, rightsholder, or rights holder? I couldn't find any clear guidance on this; the IFLA site has it all three ways, as does the New York Times, though they prefer rights holder more recently. I've changed it to rightsholder but only because it sounds more idiomatic to me, so I could be convinced otherwise!





Scott Shoger

Editor, World Libraries

Monday, December 19, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Head of Access Services, Philadelphia PA

The Connelly Library of La Salle University invites applications for a librarian who will serve as the Head of Access Services.


The Head of Access Services provides leadership and direction in the provision of library resources to the University community. S/he is responsible for the delivery of excellent customer service and the efficient operation of all access services functions including public relations, circulation, course reserves, stacks management, building access, safety, and security.


The incumbent is responsible for the design and maintenance of the Library’s web presence. Leadership in the investigation and implementation of emerging technologies to enhance user experience is expected.


To view the full job posting and application directions, go to




Carol A. Brigham

Collection Development Librarian/Head of Acquisitions

Interim Access Services Librarian

Connelly Library

La Salle University

1900 W. Olney Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19141

Phone:  215-951-1291

FAX:  215-951-1595


Friday, December 16, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Altos Hills, CA - Equity, Outreach & Instruction Librarian

Please excuse cross postings.

Come make a difference at Foothill College, a community college located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Foothill College is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Equity, Outreach and Instruction Librarian to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations as identified in the Foothill College Student Equity Plan.

Salary Range: $62,772-$103,094 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience

Starting Date: Fall 2017.

For a complete position description and application process, please visit  

Preference will be given to applications received by the initial review date.

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and let me know if you have any questions.

Micaela Agyare | Instruction Librarian
Foothill College Library
650/949-7086 |
Library on Facebook

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Saint Louis Missouri

Please excuse cross postings


Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Herman T. Pott National Waterways Library


The St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is currently seeking an energetic library professional for the position of Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Herman T. Pott National Waterways Library, the preeminent river history collection in the United States.  The Mercantile Library, now in its 170th year, holds historic archival, rare book and manuscript collections in the areas of Missouri history, westward expansion, American business history, and exemplary transportation holdings in river and rail history as well as a growing collection of Missouri and Midwestern art. This position reports to the Executive Director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library.


Librarian  I / II commensurate with qualifications and experience


Primary responsibilities of this position are coordinating processing, digitization and ongoing maintenance of Mercantile archival and manuscript special collections; coordinating collection development and acquisition of waterways materials in all formats; facilitating scholarly access to and ensuring long-term preservation of the special collections; providing in-depth research assistance for both in-person and distance researchers; assisting in developing and implementing Library policies; participating in maintaining and improving donor relations; participating in Mercantile and Pott Waterways special events and programs which include evenings and weekends.


For full position description and application procedure, see;

Applications must be received by December 31, 2016

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Santa Cruz, California - Digital Humanities Librarian

DIGITAL HUMANITIES LIBRARIAN (Assistant or Associate Librarian, Potential Career)

The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian will work in the Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), a new and growing unit that supports innovative teaching and research on campus. We seek a collaborative, enthusiastic and creative librarian who is skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital research projects in the humanities and across campus to serve as the first Digital Humanities Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons, the Digital Humanities Librarian will be a selfdirected, production-oriented individual who will work to increase and support the growing demand for digital humanities expertise on campus. Working with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions, the Digital Humanities Librarian will collaborate on established digital projects and inspire the development of new research projects.

The successful candidate will be a change agent, partner, and resource for librarians as well as researchers with experience in one or more digital humanities/social sciences methodologies, including but not limited to, text analysis, data mining, data visualization, social network analysis, digital mapping and digital curation. The candidate will also have experience engaging in research that extends scholarship into the digital space through new modes of scholarly publishing (including Open Access) and publishing with online platforms. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Identify and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies employed by scholars in the humanities, arts, and qualitative social sciences; 
  • Provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to, digital curation software, text analysis, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, and data visualization; 
  • Serve as a strategist and resource person for the library on digital humanities and digital research; 
  • Initiate, build, and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse university community to assist researchers in planning effective, innovative, and sustainable digital projects; 
  • Develop research tools and lead presentations and workshops to facilitate user access to various tools and methods; 
  • Plan and support events (e.g., speakers, symposium, reading groups) to engage and grow the digital humanities community on campus;
  • Provide reference support for the Digital Scholarship Commons 
  • Coordinate with library colleagues to conduct outreach to and support research from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions; 
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to apply digital tools to library collections and develop best practices for digital projects;
RANK: Assistant or Associate Librarian, Potential Career 
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
  • MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced graduate degree in digital humanities or related humanities discipline by start date 
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of digital scholarship 
  • Demonstrated experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches (e.g. text mining, data visualization, image analysis, digital mapping, 3D modeling, augmented reality) 
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and contributing to digital projects as an intellectual partner
  • A deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the way that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship in the humanities, arts and qualitative social sciences 
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies 
  • A strong commitment to public service in the academic library environment
  • Commitment to and engagement with the digital humanities community 
  • Experience leading workshops on digital scholarship or emerging technologies 
  • Experience working with faculty and students to facilitate and/or support research projects 
  • Familiarity with scholarly publishing issues, such as copyright and open access 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills 
  • Excellent organizational habits and ability to manage and prioritize diverse activities 
  • Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment 
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications; curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of reference*; and a statement of contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Refer to Position #JPF00419-17T in all correspondence. 
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete [and letters of recommendation received] by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. 

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300. 

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. 

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300. 


Thank you.

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: OhioLINK Systems Librarian, Columbus, OH

Please excuse cross postings

OhioLINK seeks a Systems Librarian to support the overall mission of the group and in particular work closely with the Coordinator of OhioLINK Catalogs and with personnel from OH-TECH and OhioLINK member institutions to assist in planning, implementing, and managing central library catalog functions.

Role and Responsibilities:
The Systems Librarian will work closely with the Coordinator of OhioLINK Catalogs and with personnel from OH-TECH and OhioLINK member institutions to assist in planning, implementing, and managing central library catalog functions. This position will also provide support for OhioLINK’s library catalogs and the integration of local systems, the print lending system, and the OhioLINK link resolver and associated services. The Systems Librarian will communicate with library vendors and other OhioLINK staff relevant to integrated library systems operations, print lending and link resolvers. This position will also assist in customer support issues related to integrated library systems, print lending, and link resolvers.


The Ohio State University offers competitive benefits, see:


For a complete position description of the above job and to apply, please visit (keyword "OhioLINK"). Preference will be given to applications received by the posted end date. All applications should be submitted through the website listed above.  Preference will be given to applications received by the posted end date. All applications should be submitted through the website listed above.



Christiana Congelio
Coordinator, Member Services & Marketing
Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK)
A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium
1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
Office: (614) 485-6755 • Fax: (614) 228-1807

Learn more about OhioLINK at

Per Ohio Revised Code, this communication and any attachments may constitute a public record. (


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Austin, TX, USA Continuing Resources Acquisitions Coordinator (Librarian II)

Dear IFLA list,


The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative and energetic Continuing Resources Acquisitions Coordinator to provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and managing the Libraries’ print and electronic continuing resources and databases.  The Continuing Resources Acquisitions Coordinator will coordinate the ordering, activation, payment, and maintenance of continuing resources in all formats. This position works collaboratively with staff involved with collection development, systems access, departmental liaisons, and metadata services.


Salary and Benefits:  $51,996 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience.  No state or local income tax.  Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Recruiting Schedule:  First review of applications is January 6, 2017.


Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.


Continuing Resources Acquisitions Coordinator (Librarian II) (job posting #16-12-09-01-0086):


To view a listing of all current University of Texas Libraries employment opportunities, please see:


Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and let me know if you have any questions.






Carla T. Darocy | Human Resources Representative| University of Texas Libraries | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-495-4377 |



The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.





Tuesday, December 13, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA-Los Angeles-Southern California Studies Specialist

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced individual to join the Special Collections department to lead the development of collections and services in support of emerging scholarship on Southern California. The Southern California Studies Specialist will develop, promote, and manage USC Libraries' extensive archival, print, and digital collections documenting Southern California's diverse communities, urban and political environments, geography, and the arts. This position will work closely with and support the Library's Center for Advanced Study.
This position requires a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of USC Libraries' collections and services to support multi-disciplinary and multi-media research on Southern California and the American West. We seek candidates motivated by a passion for developing transformative services and invested in the future of research and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends, practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community.

For more information, please see the full job posting:, or contact Susan Luftschein, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Closing date: January 31, 2017

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

[LIBJOBS] Westerville, United States, Library Director

Executive Director-Westerville (OH) Public Library


The Westerville (OH) Public Library, future-focused and consistently identified as one of the best public libraries in the nation, seeks its next Director. The Board of Trustees is looking for a dynamic and engaging candidate who will create a new strategic vision and continue to build upon the cutting-edge reputation that the community and other libraries have come to expect.  Westerville Public Library consistently receives a 5-star rating from Library Journal and has been named as one of Ohio’s best employers and best companies, among other accolades.  The Library has achieved these many awards and honors through the efforts of the 84 FTE staff by means of a $7.8 million budget and having circulated more than 2 million items in 2015. The Library is also supported by an active Friends group and dedicated Foundation- each of which provide funds and support to many programs and services provided by the Library, such as the Meet the Authors Series, the Local History Center and Anti-Saloon League Museum, the Homework Help Center and participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.    


Westerville is a popular and growing northeast suburb of the city of Columbus in central Ohio and is historically known as having been the “Dry Capital of the World” and having been the world headquarters for the Anti-Saloon League.  Westerville has been recognized in several publications as a great place to live and the city has been awarded the gold medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management multiple times.  The Library is located within walking distance to charming ‘uptown’ Westerville, which is home to many locally-owned stores and restaurants.  The city has many educational opportunities with excellent public and private school systems and Otterbein University, a private four-year liberal arts college, and provides excellently-maintained bike paths and a recreation center, among other amenities.  Westerville offers residents a small-town feel with the attractions and opportunities a metropolitan area provides.  See Westerville Links for more information about the Library, community and region. 


Responsibilities. Responsible to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is the chief operating officer of the Library with major administrative responsibility for implementing Library Board Policy.  Additional responsibilities include recommending, designing, implementing, directing, supervising, and evaluating an active program of educational, cultural, and information services relevant to the Westerville community in accordance with the goals and objectives established by the Library Board.  The Director is expected to maintain and enhance library services and its reputation on local, state and national levels. 


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, a minimum of four years of experience in professional library management and administrative experience. High priority qualifications include: the ability to deal effectively with Library Board, staff, public, other professionals and government officials; knowledge of budgeting, public library finance, and applicable federal and state law; and thorough knowledge and demonstrated competence in library automation. Please see Westerville Executive Director Position Description for details.


Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $105,000-125,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates.  Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller. This position closes January 29, 2017.



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

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

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Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

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

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