Bibliomation, Inc.’s Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director to lead this dynamic, successful organization as it moves forward
to realize its vision for member libraries and staff. The next Executive Director will provide leadership, management and growth of the
organization—creating a framework for expanding Bibliomation’s services into new markets, undertake strategic planning and budget development,
and work with current members (and potential new members) to increase statewide resource sharing. The Executive Director serves as the Chief
Executive Officer of Bibliomation and, under the general direction of the 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 is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors.
With a $1.9 million budget (funded primarily through member assessments) and 16 staff, the organization provides an array of services to 60+ public
libraries and 20 K-12 schools. Services include Evergreen, an open source integrated library system; cooperative purchasing of databases; shared
e-book and audio book collections; LAN/WAN network architecture and telecommunications support; local PC hardware and software installation; and help
desk support. The Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who is comfortable with fundraising, exploring entrepreneurial funding avenues
and working with members and communities through development, outreach and marketing.
Waterbury, CT (population 110,189) dates back to 1674 and its name references the
Naugatuck River which flows through the heart of the city. Known originally as the “Brass City,” Waterbury today is tapping into its creative energy to
forge a new future which includes the Naugatuck River Greenway Project and downtown revitalization. The community is proud of its 17 strong neighborhoods
and focuses on protecting its small-town character and livability. 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 Matttuck Museum. For additional information about Bibliomation
and the community, visit Bibliomation Links.
Minimum Qualifications. A bachelor’s degree and at least three years of progressively responsible senior level
management/organizational leadership or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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. An MLS 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. Please see the Executive Director job description for additional details.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $94,000-$110,000 with a competitive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.
To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury.
This position closes October 27, 2013.
BRADBURY ASSOCIATES/GOSSAGE SAGER ASSOCIATES
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