Join the Greenwich Library–and its highly talented team of professionals—as its next Music Librarian. For 217 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community. Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library”, proudly serves the 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. With a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time), a $10 million annual budget from public and private sources, and following a major renovation of the Main Library, the Library is implementing plans to serve the contemporary needs and interests of its community.
Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town.
Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Information Services Manager, the Music Librarian supervises and evaluates all operations and activities of their team; evaluates and recommends digital, electronic, and print products; works closely with Resource Management in budgeting and purchasing materials; gives excellent public service; contracts for musical performances in a 288-seat theater and develops other library programs; oversees all contracts negotiated with performers; participates in the hiring and training of staff; and keeps current with professional publications, dialogues and constantly updates self-knowledge of information resources.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, four years post master’s experience in professional library work, a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity, or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion are required. Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra, BiblioCommons, and fluency in a second language (Japanese or Spanish) preferred. The incumbent will also be required to complete an additional supervisory training course within one year of hire.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $84,431 – $95,768 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, four years post master’s experience in professional library work, a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity, or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion are required