Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston MA

Institution: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Job: Director - Search Extended

Duties/Description: Unique opportunity to shape the future of library service for the residents of Massachusetts.

The Board of Library Commissioners, the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth, seeks a Director. The Director reports to a governing board of nine commissioners appointed by the Governor. Responsibilities include planning, initiating, organizing, promoting, and evaluating statewide programs of library service; directing and guiding an agency staff of 22; and the administration of an annual budget of $22 million in state funds, $3 million in federal funds, and approximately $20 million in capital public library construction funds. Board administered programs include state aid and construction assistance for public libraries; licensing of electronic resources for use by residents of the Commonwealth; resource sharing and technology services through the Massachusetts Library
System, automated networks, and the Library for the Commonwealth; services for Blind and disabled residents; and advisory and continuing education services for librarians and trustees.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS and significant library experience of which not less than 5 years have been in an administrative capacity. Desired abilities, skills and knowledge include strong leadership and consensus building skills, demonstrated ability to interact effectively with public officials, the library community and media, excellent communications and public speaking skills and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in libraries of all types.

Salary: $77,946 - $118,278 depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: August 2, 2013

Application Deadline: Letter of application, resume and Commonwealth of Massachusetts
application form ( must be received by August 2, 2013.

Both paper and electronic submission are required.

Mail paper application to:
Director Search Committee
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
98 North Washington Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114-1913

Email an accessible electronic copy (MS Word) of letter of application and resume to

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