Library Director

The Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Libraries, comprised of three branch locations, is seeking an energetic, innovative leader for the position of Director of Library Services. The Library Director has overall responsibility for all aspects of library operations, including personnel (selection, supervision, and development); budgeting and expenditures; collection development and materials processing; technology evaluation and implementation; programming and outreach; marketing; policy and procedure development and implementation; physical plant maintenance; and development of working relationships with multiple stakeholders. Upper Darby Township is a diverse, urban/suburban home rule township of the first class with a population of over 82,000 (2017 census estimate), located on the western border of Philadelphia. The locations of the three Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Libraries are: Upper Darby Twp & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library, also known as Sellers/Main, Municipal Branch Library, and Primos Branch Library.
 
Qualifications
• Professional/Educational
   - MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution
   - PA State Library Certification or eligibility to acquire same within 6 months
   - Supervisory or management experience in libraries preferred
   - Ability to travel within township and Delaware County as required to perform responsibilities
• Thorough grounding in principles and practices of public library management
• Excellent skills in
    - Communications
    - Collaboration
    - Organization
• A full job description can be viewed at http://www.udlibraries.org/jobs/
 
Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. EOE. State mandated clearances required prior to or within 3 months of employment.
 
Application Process
Candidates should send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references as email attachments to:
Links to Google drive or cloud storage documents will not be accepted. No phone inquiries accepted. Responses must be received by:
02/01/2019

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