Library Director — Concrete, WA

Today’s Date: 08/19/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/14/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Upper Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Concrete, Washington

Website (if applicable): www.upperskagit.lclib.lib.wa.us

Duties / Job description: Library Director

Upper Skagit Library District (Concrete, WA)

Deadline: September 14

The Upper Skagit Library District is searching for a dynamic library director for its library nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Northwest Washington. The Library District serves a rural population of 4,100 in eastern Skagit County. This partial-county library district was formed by a vote of the people in 2001 and opened to the public in January 2005. The library offers a full range of library services including free Wi-Fi internet access in 1,600 sq. ft., centrally located facility. Monthly circulation for this growing library averages over 2,000 for a collection of over 10,000 items. A dedicated Board of Trustees appointed by County Commissioners is the sole governing unit for the library.

The Area:
The library enjoys easy user access in the mercantile center of Concrete, WA (population 712). This library district encompasses a friendly and eclectic community on the North Cascades Highway along the Skagit, Cascade, and Sauk Rivers. The area offers ample opportunities to enjoy recreational activities in a lovely, natural setting.

The Position:
The Director of the Upper Skagit Library will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including personnel, financial management, library automation and other technologies. The position will manage all aspects of collection development. The Director will oversee educational and cultural programming, stay current on the latest technologies, and share the vision of the library within our community. The position requires a high level of independence with accountability directly to the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be committed to leading the library in acquiring a new facility.

Qualifications: Essential Qualifications:
 Demonstrated public speaking ability in the community
 Experience in budgeting and administration
 Solid background in supervising skilled staff
 Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, education levels and communicate across the generations
 Demonstrated deep understanding of rural library issues
 Ability to work in an open floor-plan library

Minimum Requirements:
A Master’s in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and Washington State Library certification. A minimum of two years public library experience in management and staff supervision.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $3,423-$3,727 per month

How to apply? Application Process:
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and include at least three references to the Upper Skagit Library c/o Director Search Committee, P.O. Box 99, Concrete, WA 98237. Emails may be sent to libraryboard@upperskagit.lib.wa.us. Electronic access to this announcement may be found through the library website, www.upperskagit.lib.wa.us. Position closes on September 14, 2013 or until filled.

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