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Director Opening at Edith B. Ford memorial Library in Ovid, NY
The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library (EBFML) in Ovid, NY seeks a creative, dynamic, full-time Library Director with commitment to our library – a community hub in the thriving village of Ovid, a short half hour from the college cities of Ithaca and Geneva, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. EBFML is a NYS Association library serving two towns with outreach to a third, which recently doubled in size after a successful capital campaign expansion. EBFML is a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, and collaborates with our sister County libraries through Seneca Shares. The Library Director reports to a dedicated and effective Board of Trustees, manages a paid staff of seven and strong contingent of volunteers, and carries out the mission of the library to inspire lifelong learning for the cultural, educational and professional enrichment of our community.
Position Summary: The Library Director is the primary representative of the library; is responsible for managing and directing the staff, programming, collections, and general operations; and ensures the library operates within the policies and procedures approved by the board of trustees, and within general NYS Association Library guidelines.
- Manage overall operations of the library, carrying out short and long term goals in a community sensitive way.
- Manage and develop a team of staff and volunteers characterized by collaboration, inclusion and open communication.
- Work with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer the annual budget and oversee policy.
- Direct the development and implementation of inclusive collections and programs.
- Develop a creative program of regular events for the community.
- Promote goodwill with honest and effective community relations.
- Provide leadership in development, donor relations and other fundraising activities.
- Continue a strong history of grants and multiple funding sources.
- Ensure technology platforms are functional, secure and updated.
- Masters Degree in Library Science preferred, plus 5-7 years of experience in library administration, education, management or other professional supervisory role.
- Ability to effectively lead and manage a team, and promote a collaborative working environment for all staff and volunteers both through example & direction.
- Proven, expert verbal, written communication and presentation skills
- Ability to interface with diverse constituents including library patrons, community members, local and other government and elected officials, board of trustees and fellow peer library system associates.
Salary and benefits:
EBFML offers a competitive total compensation package including paid time off, health care reimbursement and an HRA. Minimum starting annual salary for this full time exempt position is set at $45,000 (BOE).
Qualified candidates should send a resume AND a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22, 2021. All applications will be treated confidentially.
EBFML is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.
To learn more about our Library please visit www.ovidlibrary.org
Tompkins County Public Library Seeks Full-Time Director
As a professional librarian and leader under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director has overall responsibility for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Tompkins County Public Library and for supervising its professional librarians and support staff. This responsibility includes the management of annual and long-range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, physical facilities, fiscal affairs, resource development, personnel and labor relations, and compliance with all laws and regulations. The Director also ensures that the library goals and objectives reflect the library’s strategic plan, including its mission statement and the needs of populations to be served, and that these goals and objectives are communicated to the library’s public. The Director performs all related duties as required.
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies AND possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate AND eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative* capacity.
* Administrative experience shall include but not be limited to at least two activities such as institutional planning, organizing, budgeting, communicating or any other experience that would be considered qualifying as determined by the Commissioner of Personnel.
Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
This is a professional leadership position under the general direction of the Board of Trustees. The Library Director has overall responsibility for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Tompkins County Public Library and for supervising its professional librarians and support staff. This responsibility includes the management of annual and long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, physical facilities, fiscal affairs, resource development, personnel and labor relations, and compliance with all laws and regulations. The incumbent also ensures that the library goals and objectives reflect the library’s strategic plan, including its mission statement and the needs of populations to be served, and that these goals and objectives are communicated to the library’s public. The incumbent performs all related duties as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
*Develops, implements, and periodically evaluates a multi-year strategic plan which addresses the library’s mission and strategic direction;
*Develops and reviews annually a plan for the delivery of programs and services which matches the resources of the library with the goals and objectives in the strategic plan;
*Directs and holds accountable the senior staff to achieve the financial and program objectives in the plan;
*Provides for sound fiscal management of the library, develops an annual operating and capital budget for consideration by the Board of Trustees, and manages expenses in relation to established goals;
*In cooperation with the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, coordinates efforts to secure maximum available revenue through government and private funding grants and fund raising;
*Is accountable to the Board of Trustees through its designated officers and committee chairs, recommending policies and procedures to the Board as appropriate;
*Attends meetings of the Board and its Committees and informs the Board of significant fiscal, program, personnel and other management matters;
*Prepares reports and other information pertinent to decision making requirements of the Board regarding policy and other related activities;
*Assists with orientation of new Board trustees;
*Promotes effective public and community relations with funders, library users, media representatives, and the community;
*Promotes effective relations with the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library;
*Directs a coordinated approach to the development of the library’s image;
*Serves as the primary representative and spokesperson of the library;
*Directs the formulation, interpretation and administration of the personnel policies and practices for the library, within the context of the Civil Service Law, rules and regulations and negotiated labor-management agreements;
*Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff directly supervised, provides appropriate disciplinary action, when necessary, and oversees these activities for all other staff;
*Establishes a warm friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways;
*Develops and maintains a positive and progressive staff development program for all staff;
*Cultivates a positive labor-management environment;
*Develops a close working relationship with local, state and national elected officials;
*Demonstrates a sense of humor combined with customer service attitude and skills;
*Creates a positive work environment for all staff and volunteers and provides a welcoming atmosphere for library patrons.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
*Comprehensive knowledge of issues facing libraries today as well as modern library services, programs and administrative practices;
*Thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial management practices;
*Thorough knowledge of applications of computer technology to library operations, budgets, services and programs;
*Ability to draft, propose, administer, evaluate and revise library policies;
*Ability to provide for an effective staff development and training program for all library staff and volunteers;
*Ability to plan, lay out and coordinate the work of all library departments, delegating responsibility when appropriate;
*Ability to work effectively with national, state and local leaders, particularly the elected officials and leaders of Tompkins County;
*Ability to evaluate situations, interact with people easily and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community;
*Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
*Initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and book collections;
*Tact, courtesy, and good judgment; and the employee’s physical condition shall be commensurate with demands of the position.
EXAM NO: 68079
SALARY: Salary Range: $95,000 – $125,000 Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
EXAM DATE: 02/15/21
ISSUE DATE: 01/01/21
THE FINAL DATE TO FILE APPLICATIONS: 01/31/21
DATE THAT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM POSTING: 03/01/21
The Tompkins County Public Library Director is a New York State Civil Service position hired through the Tompkins County Department of Human Resources
Port Byron Public Library Seeks Part-Time Book Keeper
Port Byron Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable person to serve as a Bookkeeper. Working approximately four hours per week, the bookkeeper is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, tax filing and financial reports to the board. Port Byron Library is an association library with a circulation of 1,500 – 2,000 items per month. We are a small, close knit community, with approximately 3000 card holders.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Performing payroll administration duties
- Paying accounts on behalf of the library
- Performing bank reconciliations
- Preparing cash flow statements and financial reports for the Board of Trustees
- Filing tax returns
- Maintain communication and good working relations with library director and Board of Trustees
- Other duties as required
- Numerical and communication skills
- Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
- Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications, especially QuickBooks Non-profit version
- Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Highly developed time management skills
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of library records and administrative matter
- Must have high ethical standards, honesty and integrity
Required: Certificate or diploma course in bookkeeping minimum
Preferred: Bookkeeping certification
SALARY: Dependent upon experience and education
HOURS: Flexible, approximately 4 hours per week
Background check required
Please send resume and letter of interest to:
Port Byron Library Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 520
Port Byron, N.Y. 13140
Weedsport Free Library Seeks Part-Time Director
Weedsport Free Library is searching for an enthusiastic person to lead the library as the social, educational, and cultural hub of our community. Working 30 hours per week (occasional night and Saturday), the director will manage the library staff, volunteers, facility, and collection with the goal of providing excellent library service to the community.
The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees.
The Director serves as the official representative of the library, taking a leadership role within the library, the community, and the library profession.
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required:
o Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
o Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
o Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.
o Proficiency with computers- circulation/tech services software, Microsoft Office programs, internet, and digital services/devices.
o Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the board of trustees, library staff, Finger Lakes Library System staff, member library associates, community leaders and the public.
o Plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs.
o Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short-term goals and objectives.
o Works with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer policies concerning library operations.
o Handles complaints in accordance with policy.
o Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff.
o Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel. Evaluates personnel on a yearly basis.
o Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and volunteers.
o Conducts staff meetings.
o Assists with the preparation of the annual budget, serving on the finance committee.
o Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.
o Purchases new equipment and furnishings with board approval.
o Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and materials.
o Pursues and applies for grant money.
o Prepares monthly Directors’ report with the Assistant Director, including statistics and activities.
o Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings and gives the Directors’ report.
o Supervises status of library building and equipment by identifying, troubleshooting and solving problems. Contacts appropriate board member or vendor if problem is not resolved.
o Insures a safe physical environment on interior and exterior of library, making the safety of staff and patrons a priority.
o Evaluates and develops library collection, including regular reviews and updates.
o Purchases additions to adult collection, provides support to Asst. Director in purchasing additions to the youth collection.
o Collaborates with community groups, schools, and local officials to promote/offer existing and new library services and programs.
o Address local community groups when the opportunity arises, promoting and educating people about the library.
o Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups.
o Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses regarding the library.
o Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature.
o Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons as needed.
Associates Degree (Required)
Part-time – 30 hours/week
$18.50 per hour
Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Weedsport Free Library
Board of Trustees
2795 E. Brutus St.
PO Box 1165
Weedsport, NY 13166
Or email: email@example.com