Date posted: July 11, 2012
Loudoun County Public Library is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Deputy Director position. Loudoun County Public Library is the information center of the community providing access to innovative technologies and a full range of library resources for the citizens of Loudoun County. This position reports directly to the Library Director and is a member of the senior management team, working closely with the Director and the leadership team to develop and implement long-range planning for an evolving library system. The Deputy Director will also be responsible for enhancing the culture of the library system and preparing it for the changing landscape ahead. Specific responsibilities include: supervision of all public services units, including eight branches and outreach services; hiring, training, and evaluating branch managers and outreach services manager; developing and implementing customer service and branch operational standards for the system; cultivating community partnerships; representing the library in the community; and managing the library system in the Director’s absence. This position requires leadership qualities, managerial experience, and team building skills. The ideal candidate should be aware of the current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services, and can assist to establish, prioritize, and execute system-wide goals and objectives that amplify and support the mission of the system.
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 7 years of related professional level experience including considerable supervisory experience managing professional staff in a challenging environment and operational/administrative oversight experience.
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