Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Executive Director: Metropolitan New York Library Council

Title: Executive Director

Company: Metropolitan New York Library Council, or METRO

Location: New York, NY

Hours: Full-time (35 hrs/week)

Salary: Competitive


For more than 40 years, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) has served as a unique resource, providing effective support to academic, school, public, hospital and other specialized libraries and archives in the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County. Today, METRO serves a diverse network of 250 member organizations representing more than 1,200 individual libraries. This position requires proven leadership and communications skills, deep knowledge of library services and digital and web-based technologies, the ability to work with varied constituencies in the public and private sectors, and strategic perspective on future opportunities for library and research organizations. A competitive salary and generous benefit package accompany this position.

Candidates must:

· Hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution

· Hold or be eligible to hold a New York State Public Librarian Certificate

· Have eight or more years of professional library experience including administrative experience

A detailed announcement, including a description of the position, is available at http://bit.ly/metro_ed. You can also learn more about METRO at www.metro.org and read METRO’s strategic plan (2009 Strategic Plan).

For more information or to submit a letter of application and resume, please contact Norman Jacknis, President of METRO’s board at njacknis@cisco.com or mail to Norman Jacknis, c/o METRO, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, new York, NY 10003. Please note that this position will remain open until filled.