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Columbus Metropolitan Library: Director of Public Services

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Ohio

Position: Director of Public Services

As the lead architect of the Public Services department, you will add dimension and color to a provenly successful blueprint at one of the top-ranked and top circulating libraries in the nation.

Your focus will be on leading the management teams at a Main Library, 20 branch libraries, and a “virtual” branch to successfully implement innovative public service initiatives while continuing excellence in customer service in a community of avid library users and supporters.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will manage a budget of $24 million and a staff of 800. You will work with other Executive Leadership Team members to develop strategy and assist with the achievement of the library’s vision. 2007 challenges include implementation of a new marketing plan and brand image, revision of the public services programs, identifying and mentoring staff as a part of succession planning and development of a long range facilities plan.

Key characteristics of the successful candidate will include demonstrated presentation skills, strategic agility, and a quick grasp of process management and systems thinking.

Salary commensurate with experience; current range $96,200-$144,000. Excellent benefits package in a location, recently named by Money magazine as one of the nation’s best places to live.

Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes, OCLC, and NHL hockey, the region is host to a large student population and the location of world renowned research centers.

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