The Anderson Public Library (IN), a renowned and progressive institution serving the vibrant communities of Anderson City, Anderson, Stony Creek, And Union Townships in Indiana, is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to serve as its next Library Director. Working with 41.16 FTE staff, two locations, including both the Anderson Public Library and the Lapel Branch Library, and a $5.7 million budget, the new director will work to provide nearly 70,000 residents in the library district with a thriving, diverse, trusted, library at the center of the community. Key initiatives include making the library more visible to the population it serves, developing a healthy organizational culture, and working with the board and staff to align the organizational structure with patron’s needs.
Anderson, Indiana, a city nestled in the heart of Madison County, is an hour northeast of Indianapolis and its international airport. Downtown Anderson boasts an array of restored historic buildings. Anderson’s devotion to the arts is evident through its historic Anderson Museum of Art, located in the former Carnegie Library building, the restored Paramount Theatre and ballroom, and live music venues, which provide a platform for creativity to thrive. Nature enthusiasts will delight in the abundance of parks and green spaces scattered throughout the city, along with the hiking trails at Mounds State Park and mountain bike trails at the Rangeline Nature Preserve. It is also the home of Anderson University, Purdue Polytechnic and a new Ivy Tech Community College campus. Anderson’s warm and welcoming community radiates a sense of pride and unity, fostering connections among its residents.
Responsibilities: The Library Director functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the library and is responsible for overseeing systemwide services and physical facilities, assessing and determining budgetary operating and capital needs, selecting and directing managers, and promoting library services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to selecting, supervising, training, and evaluating department staff and effectively scheduling staff to best meet library needs; administering library business in compliance with the Library Board of Trustee’s policies, grant stipulations, Indiana Code Law, and Indiana State Library requirements, including compliance with professional certification requirements for library staff; designing and developing plans to ensure effective use of present and future materials, collections, and technology applications to best meet customer and staff needs; developing a strategic plan and short-term goals in collaboration with library board and staff; and modeling open communication with library staff and customers.
Qualifications: A master’s degree in library and information science and 5 years of relevant experience are required. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and listener, appreciate the value of staff to an organization, possess knowledge of current trends in the library profession, and will collaborate when problem solving.
Compensation: The hiring salary range is $116,000 – $130,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package which includes health, dental, a 457 plan, pension, and life insurance.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Briana Trudell. This position closes on Sunday, September 3, 2023.