DATE ENTERED: January 24, 2024
POSITION: Executive Director
LOCATION: Bibliomation, Inc. (CT)
APPLY BY: Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Executive Director – Bibliomation, Inc. (CT)

Bibliomation, Inc.’s Board of Directors seeks a creative, forward-thinking leader to serve as Executive Director to guide this dynamic organization as it advances its vision for member libraries and staff. The next Executive Director will exhibit exemplary communication skills while providing leadership, management, and support for the new initiatives and ongoing endeavors of member libraries through relevant technology solutions, collaborative resource sharing, and thoughtful budget development. The Executive Director serves under the general direction of the 12-member Board of Directors, has overall responsibility for general administration of operations. Bibliomation has a proud history and a strong future helping member libraries and schools provide quality library service to their users by providing state-of-the-art IT services effectively and efficiently.

Headquartered in Waterbury, CT, Bibliomation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, member-driven nonprofit, with a $1.9 million budget (funded primarily through member assessments) and has 13.02 FTE staff. The organization provides an array of services to 68 public libraries, 3 special libraries, and 10 K-12 schools. Some services include Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system; trainings, webinars, and workshops related to Evergreen and other technology topics; cooperative purchasing of databases; shared OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook collections; BiblioTech support; and consulting and guidance for database conversions/migrations, implementation, and design of new systems and networks.

Waterbury, CT, population 113,811 (2021) is Connecticut’s fifth largest city, located 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Conveniently located near the crossroads of I-84 and Route 8, the City of Waterbury is home to landmarks such as the renovated historic Palace Theater, Waterbury City Hall, and the Mattatuck Museum. With a rich industrial history of manufacturing brass and copper, Waterbury was coined the “Brass City” in the early 19th century. Waterbury’s name references the Naugatuck River which flows through the heart of the city. Today the city boasts a revitalized downtown area offering residents, University of Connecticut Waterbury campus students, and visitors a variety of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences to explore. The community is proud of its 25 strong neighborhoods and focuses on protecting its small-town character and livability.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director implements the organization's strategic plan and oversees financial and staff management and development. This position supervises key managers and has oversight responsibility for program development and evaluation, operations, finance, marketing, and public relations. Additional responsibilities include coordinating, representing, and reporting on Board, Member Council, and Finance Committee meetings. The Executive Director will prepare operating budgets, investigate alternative revenue streams, negotiate contracts, and establish effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school and/or advanced management training (MPA, MBA, or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a governing board, and success in collaborating with multiple stakeholders are highly desirable. This position requires a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional and administrative experience in a public library or a nonprofit and a history of responsible senior-level management/organizational leadership or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Public library experience would be advantageous in this role, and a strong commitment to customer service is desired. Essential skills include: the ability to think strategically and creatively to develop new programmatic opportunities; building and developing diversified revenue streams; effectively serving as a spokesperson with multiple stakeholders; and strong leadership skills encouraging creativity, growth, collaboration, and accountability.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $90,000 – $105,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an exceptional benefit package that includes medical, dental, retirement plan, vacation, life insurance, and more.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates https://bradburymiller.com/. This position closes on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

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