Library Director, Englewood Public Library, Englewood
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 08:50 AM

The Englewood Public Library is seeking a creative, dedicated, service-oriented library director. In recent years, the library has seen increases to programming attendance, has offered many new services, and has worked together with the entire community to ensure that the library remains a vital part of the City of Englewood. The Englewood Public Library Director is responsible for all library functions, overseeing day-to-day operations, finances, as well as planning. This position implements library policy, as determined by the Board of Trustees, and the supervision of all library personnel.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Professional certification in compliance with NJ state law.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of librarianship and NJ library law, as well as current and developing technologies.
  • Relevant library experience including serving as an administrator and/or supervisor.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, social and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior organizational skills.
Responsibilities include:
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Formulate and recommend policies to the Board; implement and review policies, procedures and practices.
  • Prepare an annual operating budget and manage capital funds as to reflect the Library’s mission. Submit an annual budget to the Board in conjunction with its Finance Committee.
  • Direct and supervise expenditures of library funds.
  • Assist the Board in developing a strategic plan and yearly goals and actions based on the plan.
  • Prepare for and participate in Board and committee meetings.
  • Monitor legislative activities related to libraries and keep Board and library staff informed.
  • Orient new trustees and serve as a resource to the Board.
  • Work together with city officials, community groups, and other organizations to ensure library services are effectively offered to the entire community.
Library Personnel:
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, promote and terminate professional and support library staff (engage Board participation when required).
  • Provide in-service programs for staff training and development and encourage staff participation in BCCLS programs.
  • Develop open, regular and two-way communication with the library staff.
  • Participate as necessary in staff grievance and disciplinary procedures.
Users and Community:
  • Interpret policies to staff and general public.
  • Administer collection development, including materials selection, uniform and appropriate cataloging, de-accessioning criteria, and conservation and security of materials.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of a diverse community. Plan, organize and direct a balanced program of library services.
  • Communicate the value of library and information services and intellectual freedom to the public and decision-makers.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the Board, City officials, Friends of the Englewood Public Library, community organizations, school groups, outside vendors and the public.
  • Recommend and administer a public relations program.
  • Represent the library and its objectives and activities to community groups.
  • Represent the library in professional meetings.
  • With the Board’s approval, develop additional sources of library funding.
Technology:
  • Develop and oversee technology plans, including new services and upgrades to existing equipment and network, keeping abreast of new content management systems and social networking avenues.
  • Take advantage of cost effective services provided through BCCLS and the State Library.
Facility Management and Safety:
  • Establish and maintain a schedule for preventive maintenance.
  • Work with the City to implement capital improvements.
  • Respond promptly to emergency facility needs as they arise.
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for staff and public.
  • Ensure the library meets its role as a warming and cooling center.
Compensation starts at $110,000 annually and depends on experience and qualifications. An attractive benefits package is included. The Englewood Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Note that a background check is required. Please submit resume (Word or pdf attachment) and meaningful cover letter via email to Nina Nanasi, Board President, at [email protected] by Monday, June 21, 2021.


MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes

Job Focus:
Administration/Management