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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

F/T - Asst Dir, Community Library Services - Queens Libarry (Qns NY)

Assistant Director, Community Library Services
Queens Library, Jamaica, New York
Salary: Not Specified
Queens Borough Public Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York, is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. The Queens Library includes 63 public libraries with 1,700 employees.
As a member of the library services management team the Assistant Director of Community Library Services develops and implements organizational library service goals to deliver quality public library services.  Directly carries organizational program/service goals and initiatives for implementation to approximately 20 community libraries.  Directly carries individual community library needs to support service departments.  Sets specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented, and time bound service and program goals unique to each individual library assigned, within a framework of organizational goals and objectives.  Lead, coach, supervise, and manage performance for approximately 20 community library managers.  Ensures community library managers meet agreed performance targets in all areas, including customer service quality, collection development, and overall operations.  Plan, organize, direct, evaluate, and continuously improve the individual effectiveness of services and programs for each of approximately 20 community libraries.  Oversee the use and allocation of personnel and other resources.  Direct the professional development, evaluation and use of staff and other resources to ensure that customers receive high-quality, responsive customer service. Ensure effective communication and collaboration between community library staff and all other library departments, as well as with customers and community agencies and groups.   At least 50% of time will be spent in the field. Performs other duties as assigned.

A MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required. A minimum of five years of library management experience required. At least two years of experience with responsibility for multiple public libraries highly preferred. Experience in a large library system, consortium or state library preferred. Eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.  Demonstrated experience in collection development.  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, exceptional interpersonal skills and creative problem solving ability.  The ability to lead by example, inspire staff and promote enthusiastic teamwork. Must have a valid driver’s license.

What we offer: Excellent salary and our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation and more. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

To Apply:   Please send your resume and cover letter to and referenceAssistant Director, Community Library Services in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

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Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.