Director, Library
Town of Chapel Hill, NC - Chapel Hill, NC
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

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Chapel Hill, NC …seeks a passionate, customer service oriented leader for their next Library Director in renowned municipal system with the highest per capita circulation and a new state of the art library to open in March 2013. The position is open due to a retirement. The Community: Named Most Livable City in America (2009), Chapel Hill (pop 58K) is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is a vibrant university town within the Research Triangle metropolitan region, which is home to multiple colleges and universities, two library schools and the State library. The interaction of active and engaged community members, University students, faculty, and staff, and longtime and newly arrived residents makes Chapel Hill a center of culture, academia, diversity, and ideas. Throughout its history and continuing today, Chapel Hill has retained its small-town friendliness; its sense of place and historic roots; evidence of care for the natural environment; the thoughtful integration of commercial areas with the fabric of the town; and the youthful exuberance and interchange of ideas that are fostered by the University. The community is conveniently located within a few hours of the coast and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Position Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for 32 full or part time employees and several temporary and/or seasonal employees, a budget of $2,366,563 and an annual circulation of ~1,040,000. As a municipal library, the Library Director reports to the Town Manager and is the staff liaison with three boards, the CH Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and the CH Public Library Foundation. The successful candidate is: an energetic professional who will work with others to maximize public engagement with the new library an experienced strategic thinker who can facilitate the development of a clear vision for the library within the Town’s Chapel Hill 2020 plan an empowering leader equally dedicated to building a cohesive library team as well as the development of individual employees tech savvy with a thorough understanding, working knowledge and appreciation for cutting edge library technology a skilled financial manager who can creatively manage limited resources, work in partnership with fundraising boards and advocate for the library within the priority based budgeting system of the Town a team-oriented manager who can build successful and effective working relationships with other staff and senior managers to problem solve collaboratively an innovative and creative problem solver with a track record of navigating challenges proactively a savvy marketer who is comfortable in leading outreach efforts in conjunction with staff and boards for development of resources a skilled collaborator who easily builds partnerships with community stakeholder groups such as other library systems, K-12 schools and universities as well as Town departments such as Housing and Parks and Recreation in order to deliver more effective programs to a larger audience.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications : Minimum education of a MLS, MPA or related degree, background in diverse front line library roles and five years’ progressive experience in library administration as a division manager, assistant director, or director and public library experience is required . Hiring range, is $ 74,213-111,320 with compensation negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. All applications must be submitted online. To apply, please go to , click on the “View Current Career Opportunities” button and then the Library Director-Chapel Hill link. All applications must be submitted online. All inquiries should be emailed to . Application review begins January 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA