Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village of 11,000 located just 30 minutes north of NYC, seeks a Director for the Public Library. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the village website: www.dobbsferry.com.
The Dobbs Ferry Public Library recently expanded its Board of Directors and is in the planning stages of a website and branding update as well as considering improvements to our much loved Children’s Room. We are well-positioned to create a highly collaborative, community- centered library that reflects the organizational values embodied in our mission statement.
The Library Board is seeking a Director who:
can think strategically, who can look at the “big picture”, using data and experience to enable short-term and long-term action and decision making, using defined goals and outcomes to drive performance
is entrepreneurial, approaching opportunities and challenges with energy and creativity, inspiring innovation in self and others
can build a successful team of staff and volunteers, utilizing each individual’s strengths to collectively serve the community’s needs
is a proactive communicator, is clear and concise, and can engage individuals and organizations by developing partnerships that strengthen our community
The minimum qualifications for the Library Director I position include:
A Master’s degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices
A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate
A minimum of 2 years of professional library experience