Position: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist: Chief Executive Officer
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations. In an unusually expanded mission, it also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center.
The Pratt continues its journey by strategically expanding its services and programs. Governed by combined Boards of Trustees and Directors, served by a seasoned staff of 493, and sustained by a $40.5 million annual operating budget, Enoch Pratt Free Library seeks a CEO who has the desire and ability to weave these resources together to maintain and enhance its role as a vital partner to a City in transformation.
The Enoch Pratt is currently renovating its Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library. The State of Maryland has committed more than $90 million to this renovation, and the trustees and directors have raised an additional $15 million. We expect this renovation to be completed in 2019, and we believe the renovated Central Library will be a powerful statement about the critical importance of urban libraries in building a literate, well informed, and culturally rich future.