The Rosendale Public Library seeks a dedicated and energetic leader to direct its operations.This position requires a MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university and 2 years responsible library experience or any combination of education and experience comparable to these requirements as determined by the Rosendale Public Library Board. Provisional upon meeting the Ulster County Civil Service requirements for Library Director I. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interest in current library technology, fiscal/budgetary knowledge and ability to work effectively with a library board, library employees and the community.
Rosendale is a town in Ulster County, New York in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. It has a population of 6,075. The library serves 2600 cardmembers, contains more than 40,000 books, materials, and e-resources. The Library has an annual operating budget of $308,000. The Rosendale Public Library has an active Board and Friends of the Library group.
A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus two years of progressively responsible library administration experience or equivalent, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Skill in sensitively and effectively responding to inquiries and concerns from patrons, regulatory agencies and the business community. Ability to effectively prepare and present information to Library Board and public groups. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to appropriately deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Commensurate with experience
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