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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Executive Director, LibraryLinkNJ (NJ)

Executive Director, LibraryLinkNJ

The Executive Board of LibraryLinkNJ, located in Piscataway, NJ, seeks an experienced leader—responsive to member, staff and state-wide needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director. LibraryLinkNJ is the single, statewide, multi-type library cooperative in New Jersey, working in partnership with its 2,000 multi-type member libraries and the New Jersey State Library to provide access to excellent library services for 8.79 million residents in twenty-one counties.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director’s primary role is to provide leadership and initiative for LibraryLinkNJ. The ED works with the Executive Board and members of the Cooperative in the development and implementation of programs to enhance library services in New Jersey; manages the headquarters office; makes recommendations to the Executive Board concerning the hiring of office staff; and supervises and motivates staff in accordance with policies adopted by the Executive Board. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the New Jersey State Library and drafts the annual strategic initiatives and budget for review and approval. The ED also serves as a liaison to local, county, state and national library organizations and is dedicated to “Moving Forward Together.” “LibraryLinkNJ empowers libraries to serve their clientele more effectively and enhances the value of member libraries to their communities.”

Qualifications. Required qualifications include an M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited institution and ten years of professional library experience, including three years of experience in an administrative/managerial position in a library, nonprofit organization or private corporation. Additional qualifications include a comprehensive knowledge of library and networking services and trends, experience reporting to a governing Board, and a strong commitment to the evolving role of technology in the successful management of organizations and in library services. Extensive travel within the state is required and experience with multi-type library cooperation is desirable. See the Executive Director Job Description for complete responsibilities and detailed qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $110,000-125,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

To apply: please contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter that supports your candidacy for the position and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller at