Town Librarian – Fairfield Public Library (CT)
About this Job
The Town Librarian of the Fairfield Public Library reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees, serves as a Town department head (reporting to the First Selectwoman on administrative matters), and works with the Board, staff, First Selectwoman, and major stakeholders to support and implement the strategic vision for the Library, aligning the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. Overall responsibilities include developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; building and leading a diverse team of talented professionals to manage Library operations; planning, evaluating and oversight of the library budget; strengthening current governmental funding sources; and developing additional revenue sources.
$125,000 - $140,000
Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 5-7 years of increased responsibilities with administrative library experience including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Essential attributes and skills include vision, creativity, energy, and enthusiasm; ability to network, partner, and promote library services; budget experience; political acumen; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and consensus-building skills. A track record of working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, and collaboratively with Town officials is desirable. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills while possessing comfort and skill in fundraising and development activities. The Board will expect a candidate to have a passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and “best practices” for library services.
How to Apply
Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller.
Posted On: Jun 7, 2021 / This posting expires: Jul 18, 2021