DATE ENTERED: February 14, 2024
POSITION: Chief Executive Officer
LOCATION: Eastern Shore Regional Library (MD)
APPLY BY: Sunday, March 17, 2024

Chief Executive Officer – Eastern Shore Regional Library (MD)

The Eastern Shore Regional Library (MD) Board of Trustees seeks a Chief Executive Officer to collaboratively lead the forward-thinking organization which serves and supports eight county library systems on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Reporting to an eleven-member board representing the areas served, the Chief Executive Officer will work with sixteen FTEs at a newly renovated office in Salisbury, Maryland to responsively provide library support services to member county library systems. Services include materials delivery; electronic database and digital content management; IT consulting, support, and consortia purchasing; professional development and training opportunities; and facilitating the Grants to Libraries Program. Key initiatives include analysis of the organization’s current integrated library system contract, determining the best way to balance digital resources for the members, and identifying and supporting the needs of libraries served by the organization.

The Eastern Shore Region, located between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, is home to beautiful beaches and waterways, and offers cultural experiences within a short drive to Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Richmond. Outdoor activities throughout the region highlight an untouched landscape and provide access to boating, birding, biking, and hiking trails. The Eastern Shore’s history includes being home to Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Numerous historical trails, driving tours and the Harriet Tubman Museum Center honor their experiences and contributions to free enslaved people. The Chesapeake County All-American Road journeys through Wicomico County and Pemberton Historical Park. Salisbury boasts plenty of fun things to see and do, including the Salisbury Zoo, public art, and historical walking tours. The Eastern Shore also hosts unique seasonal festivals highlighting authentic coastal cuisine along Maryland’s Crab and Oyster Trail.

Responsibilities: The CEO will be responsible for strategic planning, budget preparation and management, research and evaluation of services, personnel management, collection development, managing positive customer relationships, and facility maintenance. The ideal candidate will lay the foundation for future success through assessment and maintenance of current services, strategizing towards implementation of forthcoming services, while building rapport with key stakeholders.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, ten years of progressively responsible library experience with at least five years of public library service are required. The ideal candidate will possess a Public Library Director's Certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education or the ability to secure certification as a library director in the State of Maryland within 120 days of appointment.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $100,000 – $115,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates ( Apply via our application portal ( with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments.   This position closes on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

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