Library Director-City of Irving (TX) Public Library

TheCity of Irving (Texas) Public Libraryseeks a new Library Director — someone ready to work with and succeed with an incredible opportunity. With five locations (three new since 2011), a staff of 102, and a $7 million annual budget, the successful candidate will work closely with external and internal stakeholders to shape a new library vision. The director will focus on a new library strategic plan aligning the library to the community’s needs for future library services and programs. Key opportunitiesinclude developing and implementing strategic goals, enhancing public access to new technologies, mentoring and coaching staff by creating staff development opportunities, and seeking new service delivery models. The library has excellent support from the Library Advisory Board, the Friends of the Library and the City of Irving.

 

Irvingis centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and is home to more than 234,000 residents. Its thriving economy, combined with its proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, has made Irving a corporate powerhouse. The city’s rich diversity is not only exhibited by its population or number of languages spoken by residents, but by the makeup of its business community. Irving is home to more than 8,500 local and multinational companies. Irving has been recognized as one of the top 10 Best City to Start a Career and Hardest Working City in America by WalletHub. Forbes listed Irving as the No. 1 Best City for Jobs in 2017. According to The Dallas Morning News’ Best North Texas Cities for Millennials, the younger demographic ranks Irving in the top three, citing affordability, walkability and transportation access. Of Irving’s 67.9 square miles of land area, more than 23-square miles are dedicated to master-planned developments and districts. Irving residents are also well served through the community's health care systems, and educational opportunities abound. Irving also boasts three fully-accredited institutions of higher learning: DeVry Institute of Technology, North Lake College and the University of Dallas. For more information about the City of Irving and the Irving Public Library, visit Irving Links.

 

Reportingto the Assistant City Manager, the Library Director plans, directs, and reviews the activities of the Library Services Department including the overall administrative functions at all locations. The director manages full- and part-time staff and manages the annual operating budget and capital improvement bond funds. Areas of responsibility include administrative management, fiscal management, personnel management, and space/facilities design and oversight. The director serves as a city department head and liaison to the community and works to establish positive collaborative relationships. For the complete position description, see Irving Public Library Director.

 

Qualifications.Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of seven years of library experience with five years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate also will have a demonstrated record of developing and mentoring staff, facilities management, implementing new library service models, an outstanding customer service philosophy and successful community engagement. Experience working in a municipal environment is preferred.

 

Compensation. A starting salary range of $107,808-$130,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

 

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradburyon or before the closing date of October 14, 2018.