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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

F/T - Executive Director - NY Library Association (Guilderland, NY)

The New York Library Association seeks a dynamic leader to be its next Executive Director.   The New York Library Association (NYLA) is the voice of the library community in New York.   NYLA, established by Melvil Dewey in 1890, is the oldest state library association in the country and represents school, college, special and public libraries, library staff, trustees, and students from around the state.  NYLA has a staff of 4.5 FTE with offices located in Guilderland, New York.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, excellent communication and public presentation skills, strong budgetary experience, demonstrated organizational, supervisory and management skills, and five years related experience in relevant areas such as government relations, grant writing/funding development, and association administration. The successful candidate must be able to work with a wide range of people and issues, manage multiple demands, and have a genuine passion for libraries.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus TIAA-CREF retirement, and an excellent benefits package.

The expected start date for the position will be on or before September 1, 2012.

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2012 and will continue until an appointment is made.  Please send cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information for three professional references by e-mail to Matthew Bollerman, Chair, NYLA Search Committee at

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