Loveland Public Library

Director
Loveland Public Library (CO)

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The Loveland Public Library seeks its next Director to continue the library’s mission to inform, enrich and inspire a strong, engaged community.  Established in 1901, Loveland Public Library serves almost 77,000 city residents from a single 57,255 sq. ft. location that was renovated in 2010.  With a budget of $3 million and 32 FTE, the library provides innovative services collections, and programs to meet the changing needs of the community.  Key initiatives include implementing the 2022-2025 strategic plan; the opportunity to build a great team; strengthening the library’s role in the community-especially for patrons with diverse backgrounds; and assessing the current library infrastructure and service model.  

Located 45 miles north of Denver and part of the growing Fort Collins-Loveland metropolitan area, the region boasts numerous best places to live awards and serves as the gateway to the Rockies.  Loveland blends a small-town atmosphere with a strong sense of community and a thriving arts scene.  The city is a beautiful example of mountain geography to the West and sweeping grasslands to the East.  With 300 days of sunshine annually, the area offers year-round outdoor activities with hiking trails, bike paths, and mountain ranges to explore.  The arts are at the heart of Loveland – with four outdoor sculpture gardens, three foundries, nine museums and galleries, and two performing arts centers Loveland embraces its creative spirit through events like Art in the Park Loveland, its annual sculpture show, and over 475 pieces of art in the city’s public collection.  The city has a diverse economy with a growing bioscience industry, aviation, health and wellness, and craft brewing scene – with two local breweries winning the World Beer Cup in 2015 and 2016. 

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Director is responsible for the leadership and vision of the City’s library and staff; plans, manages and directs the operations, programs, services, and personnel to continually develop a modern community center for learning and engagement.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing library policies and procedures; leading the library’s strategic planning efforts; establishing and monitoring performance measures; reviewing and analyzing programs, operations, and associated costs; evaluating overall results and providing regular reports to the City Manager’s office and City Council as needed, and serving as staff liaison to the Library Board finance committee and Library Board.

Qualifications:  Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Master’s Degree in a related field such as Public Administration, Education, or Social Work; six years of professional and progressively responsible library experience; four years of administration, management & leadership of paid staff including hiring, discipline, performance management, evaluation, staff development, conflict resolution & problem-solving; and experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups.

Anticipated starting salary range of $115,000-$128,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package that includes access to a private health clinic for use by employees and their dependents only at no additional charge. The full position salary range is $98,500 – $157,500.

For more information contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of April 3, 2022.

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Loveland, CO Location
Salary $115,000-$128,000
Requirements Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Master’s Degree in a related field such as Public Administration, Education, or Social Work; six years of professional and progressively responsible library experience; four years of administration, management & leadership of paid staff.
Loveland Public Library

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