DATE ENTERED: February 26, 2024
POSITION: Library Director
LOCATION: City of University Park Public Library (TX)
APPLY BY: Sunday, March 31, 2024

Library Director – City of University Park Public Library (TX)

The City of University Park Public Library (TX) seeks a community-oriented and innovative professional who can work in tandem with the city and library support organizations with the goal of providing a wide variety of services to residents of all ages as its next Library Director. Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the director will be responsible for 4 full-time and 2 part-time staff members at a single location with a nearly $1 million budget and work closely with the Library Advisory Committee and Friends of the University Park Public Library. The library was formed in 2013 and has incredible growth potential for a candidate who enjoys discovering new ways to meet community needs through partnerships and thoughtful collaborations. Key initiatives include expanding outreach and visibility in the community, developing a library strategic plan, working with staff to expand program offerings, and serving as an enthusiastic advocate for the library in the community.

University Park is a small, charming suburb of Dallas, named for its main feature, Southern Methodist University. Located just five miles from downtown Dallas, this neighborhood offers a walkable community with access to upscale retail shopping, and fine dining at area restaurants. The community of 25,000 residents appreciates authentic connections to neighbors with shared values and a strong sense of community pride. Southern Methodist University campus venues include the Meadows Museum, historic Dallas Hall and the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Area parks provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreational events and activities. The community's commitment to literacy and education is evident, with 97% of the high school graduating classes typically continue to college.

Responsibilities: The Library Director plans and implements overall library goals and objectives integrated with the city’s mission and goals as well as incorporating the ideas of the public and Library Advisory Committee; provides oversight of staff and services; provides public service for those using the library including customer service, collection development, planning and providing library programs; develops and coordinates the implementation of major projects that impact all areas of library operations and services; directs and evaluates the work of library staff; develops and implements library policies and procedures; prepares reports and recommendations for the city administration and Library Advisory Committee; provides other services as necessary to support operations, such as liaison to the Friends of the Library, speaking to community and professional groups, writing for publications; and works with and assists other city departments. The Library Director will be expected to work some evenings and Saturdays.

Qualifications: A master's degree in library and information science and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible public library experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience are required. The ideal candidate will possess excellent listening skills, be a collaborative leader, have experience in a city-run library system, and proven success working with community organizations.

Compensation: The salary range is $106,000 – $156,000 (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 31, 2024.

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