DescriptionThe Board of Library Trustees for the Jacksonville Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as an executive leader who places libraries as a high priority and stands ready to be the face of the library at all times. The candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and advocacy skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to community engagement, interact with elected and appointed officials, while articulating and advocating the Library’s programs and strategic direction. The candidate will provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration, and foster collaborative relationships within the Library, throughout the community and among all library constituents.
The Jacksonville Public Library is a large library system, consisting of a 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library and twenty regional, community and neighborhood branch libraries. As a lifeline to the community, the Library serves the citizens of Jacksonville with strong children’s and adult programming, educational outreach initiatives and services such as Talking Books Library for Disabled Customers, the Center for Adult Learning, an active adult literacy program. The system directly serves residents and employees of Duval County both within the Jacksonville city limits and the Beaches and Baldwin communities. The ideal candidate will have experience as a Library Director of at least a medium-sized library or have extensive managerial level experience with a broad span of control.
The Library Director leads all library services and functions for the Jacksonville Public Library system. This position reports to the Board of Library Trustees.
- Shall have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in library science and at least five years’ experience in library administration.
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