Queens Library: Assistant Director of Community Library Services

Queens Library

Position: Assistant Director of Community Library Services

Deadline Date: Open until filled

If you have the ability to set and achieve goals, lead by example, inspire managers and staff, promote enthusiastic teamwork, and have fun doing it!, then this position is for you...

Queens Library (Queens Borough Public Library), a non-profit corporation and Library Journal's 2009 Library of the Year, has an opportunity for a library leader with creativity, drive and vision to join our management team and direct cutting-edge library service in the world's greatest city. Situated in New York City, Queens Library has one of the highest circulations of any library in the world, with 1,800 employees serving a population of 2.2 million people through 62 public libraries in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States.

Queens Library is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Community Library Services to lead and develop 20 community libraries (branches). If you have what it takes to be part of our team, let us know about yourself.

As a part of our team, you will develop and implement service goals to deliver quality public library services. Plan, organize, direct, evaluate, and continuously improve the individual effectiveness of services and programs for community libraries; direct the professional development, evaluation and use of staff and other resources to ensure that customers receive high-quality responsive customer service. Coach, supervise, and manage performance for 20 community library managers.

An MLS from an ALA accredited library school and eligibility for NYS librarian certification required. A minimum of five years of demonstrated library management experience required. At least two years experience with responsibility for multiple public libraries highly preferred. Experience in a large library system, consortium or state library preferred. Demonstrated experience in collection development required. Ability to set and effectively manage performance. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with exceptional interpersonal skills and creative problem solving ability required. Must have a valid driver's license. At least 50% of time will be spent in the field – this is not a desk job. EOE.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined-benefit pension plan, deferred compensation and more. Relocation package available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Salary up to $100K.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org and visit our website at http://www.queenslibrary.org.