The Board of Trustees of the Tuxedo Park Library seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and skilled leader to serve as Library Director and to realize a vision of excellence at the Library. The Library Director will be expected to direct and manage the Tuxedo Park Library’s operations with professionalism and confidence, leading a staff of 12 and managing our $527M budget to provide the best service possible within available resources.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated exceptional leadership in a library or a division thereof, with a track record of accomplishing improvement in the facilities, collection and staff capabilities. The successful candidate will be able to point to a history of collaboration with others (including staff, Trustees and other community organizations) to articulate and achieve a shared vision. He or she will have embraced technological evolution and will have a deep knowledge and appreciation of the value and role that public libraries provide to their communities. He or she will intuitively grasp the importance of personal involvement and attention to detail in a community where the Library’s budget is subject to annual referendum. The successful candidate must carry a NYS Public Librarian’s certificate and will have completed or be making substantial progress towards a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
The Tuxedo Park Library is an Association library with a single facility and is part of the Rockland-Catskill Library System, serving the entire Town of Tuxedo, a community of roughly 3,700 residents in Orange County, NY. We serve as a key hub for community activity through our excellent collection, outstanding programs for children and adults, Authors’ Circle events and friendly and knowledgeable staff. A significant part of our financing comes from fundraising within our community, which lends a particular importance to our public events. We recently completed a thorough renovation of our children’s room, the first phase of an ambitious plan of physical changes and improvements to realize our strategic objectives to be more customer and community-centric. We need an exceptional leader to drive execution of the strategic plan and maintain the excellence our patrons have come to expect.
Compensation will be commensurate with demonstrated ability and experience. To apply, please email your resume with appropriate cover letter to AnthonySDavidson@gmail.com or send it to Anthony Davidson, c/o Tuxedo Public Library, P.O. Box 776, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.