Great Neck (NY) Library—Library Director
The Great Neck Library seeks an energetic, experienced leader to bring vision and a patron-centric approach to this historic library system. This diverse community is a suburb of New York City; a 34-minute train ride to midtown Manhattan.
The Great Neck Library is an association library, governed by a seven-person elected Board, consisting of the main library and three branches., serving over 45,000 residents with a 2021-22 operating budget of $9.65 million and a current staff of 46 full time and 43 part time employees The main building was renovated in 2016, 2 branch renovations are in progress and a landscape project including an interactive children’s garden is to commence this summer.
Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for daily operations, assessing the scope and direction of material collections, maintaining state of the art facilities and continuing to develop the library’s role as an online portal to the world of information. The Director is further charged with shaping a strategic vision, developing a successful, team-oriented staff in a unionized environment, to be fiscally prudent and resourceful and to advocate for the library while building productive relationships with local organizations and the community in its efforts to keep the library evolving and progressive.
Qualifications: At least eight years administrative/supervisory experience, five of which as a Library Director, Assistant Director or equivalent, as well as experience working with a Board of Trustees and a diverse range of stakeholders. Must be highly knowledgeable about current library and management practices, as well as emerging trends that will impact the library’s future.
Must be available for evening and weekend meetings and external events.
Compensation: The Library offers a competitive salary commensurate with the experience. Compensation includes dental, health, retirement, 403B, 457 plans and additional benefits.
Master of Library Science required. Eligibility for a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.
Application information: Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to Board President Weihua Yan at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m.