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Job Posting – Library Director, RCS Community Library, Ravena NY

The Board of Trustees of the RCS Community Library seeks an energetic, passionate and experienced leader to continue its commitment to quality public library service for the vibrant communities of Ravena, Coeymans, and Selkirk in southern Albany County, NY.

A School District Public Library serving a user population of 14,000, the RCS Community Library is governed by a seven-member elected board of trustees and has a total annual operating budget of $500,000. The Library recently relocated to a newly renovated 9,100 sf facility and is currently engaged in the planning and fundraising process to update the furniture and fixtures for the library.  The library’s circulation, library visits, and program attendance have all significantly increased since the library opened in its new location.   The Board is looking for a Director to continue this upward trajectory and to help lead the library into a new era of community connection.

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department; possess or be eligible for a NYS Public Librarian Certification; and have a minimum of five years of professional library experience, including three years of library administration or supervisory experience.

Please note that appointment is provisional, and permanent appointment is contingent upon passing the Albany County Civil Service Exam, Library Director II.   Applicants may be eligible for permanent appointment if they have a current or previous permanent civil service appointment as a Library Director II or higher from a certified list within New York State.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package and a starting salary of $60,000.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Marie Sturges, Search Committee, RCS Community Library, 95 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143-1702.

Application deadline: June 20, 2014.

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