Website Upper Arlington Public Library
Explore—Gather—Grow as the next Director of the Upper Arlington (OH) Public Library. The seven-member, governing Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic and engaging Director who will create a new strategic vision and continue to build on the stellar reputation of the Library. Upper Arlington Library’s three locations serves its 34,150 residents with a staff of 72.53FTE staff supported by a $6 million annual operating budget. Community support includes an operating levy providing 54% of the Library’s budget (expiring in 2022) and an active Friends of the Library group which supports library programming and technology.
The City of Upper Arlington is a popular and growing northwest suburb of the city of Columbus in central Ohio and is near the Ohio State University campus and the Olentangy River. Upper Arlington is known as one of the most highly educated communities in Ohio, and is very supportive of arts and culture, having established an annual Arts Festival which attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year. The Upper Arlington City School District is not only the city’s largest employer but is also known for excellence in education. The City has much to offer families and individuals of all walks of life, including close access to the Columbus metropolitan area. Columbus is known for its excellent higher educational opportunities, nightlife, and cultural opportunities. See Upper Arlington Links for more information about the Library, the community, and the region.
Responsibilities. Essential functions include: overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of library programs and services; envisioning and interpreting community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community; overseeing the provision of a quality collection which meets the needs of the public; effectively communicating the library’s services, resources, and programs to the community; recommending policies and advising the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing, and facilities matters; analyzing staffing requirements and selecting candidates to fill professional positions. Learn more about this position by reviewing the full job description.
Qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree and progressively responsible professional library experience including a minimum of three years of senior or high-level management and administrative experience is required. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library program is highly preferred. Essential skills include a diverse library background, such as experience in public service, personnel management, automated and electronic resources and membership/participation in professional organizations. Experience in successfully engaging with a governing board, leading or supporting a fund raising campaign and/or promoting a local tax levy preferred.
Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $105,000-$135,000 (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 June 9, 2019.
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