Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Job Opportunity: CHIEF OF PUBLIC SERVICES CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY (GA) REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM

CHIEF OF PUBLIC SERVICES
CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY (GA) REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM

Public service pioneer needed!-if your focus is innovation,
customer-service, and collaborative team building, Chattahoochee
Valley
Regional Library System in Columbus, GA has the job for you.
Chief of
Public Services is a newly created position offering the
opportunity to
join a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, board and community to
create
*the leading library of our size in the nation, a customer
pace-setter**

Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System is a five county
library
system serving Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area (pop.
196,000). Governed by a seven-member System Board of Trustees,
the
Library staff (currently 116.5 FTEs) with a budget of $6.3
million
operates a new Central Library, eight branch libraries and two
bookmobiles serving an increasingly diverse area. Chattahoochee
Valley
has an ambitious three-year strategic plan with a focus on
providing
exceptional and consistent customer service at all locations,
expanding
services through innovative technology, and developing and
implementing
strong staff development initiatives to build an outstanding
collaborative system team committed to reaching the Library*s
goals
and objectives. This is an opportunity for a successful Chief
of Public
Services to make a real, substantial difference in providing
successful
library service to the Columbus community.

The successful candidate must have excellent internal and
external
communication skills to inspire and motivate; be capable of
conveying a
shared vision of innovative library service for the System;
and be
adept
at building and maintaining collaborative relationships among
multiple
counties, individual communities, and the library staff.
Experience
with strategic planning, designing and managing change,
developing and
implementing an effective and compelling customer service
philosophy,
facilities and space planning, library technology, and best
practice
library operations are key skills. Additional information
on the
Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System and the
surrounding
community can be found at: www.gossagesager.com/CVRLSlinks.htm

Minimum requirements: an MLS from an ALA-accredited program;
five years
of progressively responsible public library experience; and a
minimum
of
three years of management and supervisory experience. Salary
range
$73,948-$89,314 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager
Associates, danbradbury@gossagesager.com or 816-531-2468. This
opportunity will close April 13, 2008. To apply, please send
a cover
letter and current resume as attachments via email to:
danbradbury@gossagesager.com.

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