[Libs-Or] Library Director Position in Medford, Oregon

Dawn Casay Robinson dawn.casay at lssi.com
Mon Jul 9 08:46:02 PDT 2012

Jackson County Library System
Deadline: Position Open until Filled
Search Re-Opened.  
LSSI is seeking a creative and dynamic leader for Jackson County Library Services in Southwestern Oregon. Set in the beautiful Rogue River Valley, JCLS includes 14 branches — newly constructed or renovated — anchored by the 83,000-square-foot Medford Library.
The position’s primary responsibilities are to:
Increase top-of-mind awareness of the library system, its functions, the programming offered, and its importance in the community
Ensure customer-service focus and orientation
Oversee day-to-day operations of main library and 14 branches to ensure contract performance within budget
Represent Jackson County Library System to the community and the public at large
Direct, motivate, supervise staff; Management reporting to LSSI and to the local governing authorities/boards
Oversee training and professional development of staff
Create and sustain excellent internal and external relationships with Friends groups, community groups, and other organizations partnering with the library
Ensure quality of services in the main library and branches.
Successful candidates must show demonstrated ability to market the library in the community and build the library’s brand to various constituencies. We need a leader who can make sound management decisions and exercise good judgment, and who has the ability to communicate effectively and positively with various government and community groups.  The candidate should have demonstrated success in advocating with the larger community about the need for and contributions of a vibrant library system and must have effectively marketed a library's brand to the community, as evidenced by a successful bond or similar campaign. 
Requirements for the position are as follows:
Completed Application for Employment found at [http://www.lssi.com/] www.lssi.com required of all applicants
Demonstrated success in building community support for library programs and developing a marketing program as evidenced by a successful bond or similar campaign
Ability to lead a team with customer-focused orientation
ALA accredited MLS with excellent oral and written communications abilities
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead
Significant public library management experience—minimum of five (5) years hands-on management experience
Supervisory experience—demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, and exercise good judgment dealing with people and situations
Demonstrated ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including library boards, local governing authorities, community leaders and organizations, library staff, library patrons and the general public. 
Submission of online Application Form at [http://www.lssi.com/] www.lssi.com required. Resume and cover letter may be attached after submission of required application. Please include salary requirements with application.
Email: [mailto:positions at lssi.com?subject=Contact%20from%20LSSI%20Website&body=Please%20do%20not%20attach%20your%20resume%20to%20this%20email.%20You%20may%20use%20the%20upload%20form%20after%20filling%20out%20your%20online%20application.%20Thank%20you.] Director, Human Resources
Regular Mail:
Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI)
Director of Human Resources
12850 Middlebrook Road, Suite 400
Germantown, MD 20874-5244
Fax: 301-916-4596
LSSI Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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