Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Job posting


Albany Public Library seeks a dynamic and skilled leader to oversee the operations of a growing urban library serving 95,000 people in Albany and 350,000 more as the central library for the Upper Hudson Library System. It has a publicly funded budget of $6.4 million and a staff of 79 employees (full-time and part-time). Albany Public Library’s $29.1 million Branch Improvement Plan will see the opening of two new and three renovated branch libraries by early 2010.

The Executive Director reports to a 9-member elected Board of Trustees and manages the main library, six branches, a bookmobile, and staff. Candidates should have strong management, budgetary, and communications skills.

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to:

*oversee the construction and operation of a newly expanded library system in a diverse community;

*put into action a strategic plan that emphasizes community participation;

*live in the dynamic capital of New York State, which is a short drive from the Adirondack Mountains, historic Saratoga Springs, New York City, and Boston.

A detailed job description is available on the Albany Public Library website at or the PDF here.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a college or university registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree or higher and eight (8) years of fulltime paid professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, three (3) years of which must have been in an administrative capacity over a complex operation.

SALARY: $95,000-$105,000 with an excellent benefits package. This is a Civil Service appointment. To apply submit a letter of interest and a resume to Jon Allen at by February 20, 2009.

Albany Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

Marjorie Reinhart, PHR
Human Resources and Finance Manager
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
518-427-4336 phone
518-427-4377 fax

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