Job Announcement – Director of Calvert Library, Maryland

Posted on behalf of the Calvert Library, Maryland.


Director of Calvert Library

Calvert Library is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as our library director. Under the policy guidance and direction of the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will work with our talented staff and the community to maintain and build upon our reputation of excellence in providing materials, programs and services that meet the needs of 90,000 residents. The four branches are geographically situated to better serve our residents. The main library building of 28,000 square feet was opened in 2006. The library has two outreach vehicles, 54.2 FTE, circulation over 1 million, budget of $3.8 million, and event attendance of 54,000.

See Letter from President of Board of Trustees<;

This position is located in beautiful Calvert County, a county with rural character less than an hour south of Washington, DC on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Excellent schools, low cost of living, low crime rate, access to numerous cultural, recreational and natural attractions in a community/state committed to libraries.

More information about Calvert County & Calvert Library:

Choose Calvert<; site

Living Here<; site

Library Annual Report <; FY12<;

Requirements & Responsibilities

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* Strong leadership and library staff management experience, with demonstrated capability in building and managing a high performance, customer service oriented team

* Possess strong written/oral communication and public relations skills

* Experience in strategic planning
* Able to maintain and enhance a welcoming and customer service oriented environment
* Open and attuned to emerging technologies, trends, theories, principles and techniques of librarianship
* Experience in budget development, financial management, human resources, and facilities management
* Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
* Keeps informed of library developments through participation in professional organizations
* Serves as advocate for the Library and, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, liaison with the community, government and media.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from ALA-accredited institution; have or be eligible for a Professional Library Director Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; at least 10 years progressively responsible experience; including at least 3 years managerial and supervisory experience in a public library.

Compensation: Starting salary: $84,939. The Library offers competitive health, dental and vision benefits and a Maryland Retirement Plan.

Position Information and How to Apply<><;

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, application<;, three (3) professional references and answers to KSA<; questions<;. Applications due by March 18, 2013.

This information may be sent by email to:<><>

or by mail to:

Calvert Library
Attn: Marcia Hammett
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678