At the Youngstown Free Library, we know that public libraries are going through significant changes. • Libraries are no longer brick and mortar institutions interested in building collections; libraries are about building people.• Libraries play a vital role aiding communities to achieve what we all want: happy, healthy, thriving people.• Libraries are poised and ready to be the heart of a community and in a prime position to create and reinforce a pathway of engagement that promotes learning across time and across public and virtual spaces. We are seeking a creative, energetic forward-thinking Director to lead the library through strategic planning for the future of this vital community resource. As Library Director, you’ll be expected to take on the following:• The Library Director will assist the Board of Trustees in designing a long- range plan for library services through assessment of best professional practices and needs of the community. • The Library Director will be responsible for all day to day operations of the Library, developing and managing budgets, collaborative planning, assessment of services, and developing and evaluating library staff. • The position requires strong budgeting, financial, personnel, technology management skills and knowledge of funding opportunities. S/he will be able to demonstrate success in strategic planning, management, and community relations. Here’s what you’ll need to bring with you to the role:• MLS and relevant professional library experience • An equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute for the listed minimum requirement. If this sounds like the right challenge for you, please select the link below to read our formal job posting announcement.http://youngstownfreelibrary.orgTo be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume via email YFLdirectorapplications@gmail.comAtten: Rita Rolfe, President of the Board of Trustees at the Youngstown Free Library. Application filing period closes on January 10, 2017The Youngstown Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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Service Area – Youngstown, NY Service Population – approximately 1900 residents