Prince George's County Memorial Library System: Library Director

Prince George's County Memorial Library System: Library Director

Position: Library Director

Deadline Date: Application requested by August 30, 2009

The Board of Library Trustees of the Prince George's County Memorial
Library System
-serving 841,315 suburban Maryland residents immediately north, east
and south of the nation's capital-seeks an experienced and energetic library
leader as its next director.  The System
serves an increasingly diverse population-epitomizing the changing face of America-through
18 branches and an active outreach program. 
With a dedicated staff of 346 FTEs, a collection of 1.9 million items
and a $25.7 million annual budget, the Board seeks an experienced library
executive capable of transforming the System into a model of innovative library
programs serving the needs of County residents.

Responsibilities: The Director of the Prince George's County
Memorial Library System reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and has overall responsibility for developing and
maintaining an effective program of library services for the County.  Overall responsibilities include: developing,
monitoring, and implementing a strategic planning process resulting in a shared
vision for the Library; proposing recommendations and implementing Board
policies and effective operating procedures; developing and maintaining effective internal
and external communications; providing sound fiscal management while strengthening
current funding sources and seeking additional revenue sources;
organizing and administering the System's resources to carry out its strategic
goals; and representing the Library on a variety of county, state and national
committees and projects.  Additional
information on the Library and area can be found at 

Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited program and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible
public library experience with at least five years of executive level experience
in an urban or suburban library. 
Essential attributes include: vision and creativity; skill in leading a
diverse team of talented professionals to achieve high standards in setting and
meeting established goals; political acumen; thorough knowledge of budgeting
and financial management; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a
solid understanding of philosophy, trends and "best practices" in the library
and information technology fields. 
Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, collaborating with
county or municipal officials and working in a union environment is highly

Compensation:  Starting salary range $135,000-165,000 (negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an outstanding fringe benefits package.

To Apply Or Obtain Further Information. Prince George's County Memorial Library System Board of Library Trustees requests all inquiries, nominations and applications be forwarded to the library executive search firm of Gossage Sager Associates. For additional information or to apply send a cover letter and current resume via e-mail to
This position closes August 30, 2009.