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FW: Job Posting for APLA

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"Gladwell, Sarah (NBPLS/SBPNB)" <[log in to unmask]>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Charlotte Janes [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:35 AM
To: Gladwell, Sarah (NBPLS/SBPNB)
Subject: Job Posting for APLA

Hi Sarah,

Please post this job ad on the APLA listserv.

I have copied it below and attached it as a pdf.

Thanks,
Charlotte
Regional Librarian
Annapolis Valley Regional Library

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) is  searching for a
creative
and dynamic individual with an enthusiasm for public libraries to fill
the
position of  Regional Librarian, working from the Administration Office
located in  Bridgetown.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library is one of nine regional public
library systems in Nova Scotia.  The Annapolis Valley Regional Library
provides access to the world of educational, recreational, and
information
resources in a variety of formats and technologies.
The Annapolis Valley is an agricultural area spread over three counties
and
6,643 square kilometres with a population of 103,836. Public library
service is provided by 40 FTE staff through 11 branch libraries and a
bookmobile as well as through the web site, www.valleylibrary.ca .  The
administrative office is located in Bridgetown.  The 2007-2008 operating
budget is $2,023,671.00.

Job Summary :
Under the direction of the Library Board and in accordance with the N.
S.
Libraries Act, the Regional Librarian is accountable for provision and
development of public library service to the residents of the 11
municipalities served.  Implements policies as adopted by the Board,
advises the Board regarding revision of those policies, and acts as
consultant to the Board in planning and development matters.  Leads
staff
in fundraising efforts.

DUTIES
	- Acts as the Secretary to the Library Board; attends all its
meetings and
the meetings of all sub-committees (except those which consider his/her
employment, salary, and performance) as a non-voting member
	- Acts as professional advisor to the Board; reports regularly
to the
Board, keeps members informed as to the state of the library and
recommends
policies and action where needed
	- Responsible for keeping the Board and staff on a course that
complements
the goals of the Provincial Library, other regions within the Province,
and
the library's funding municipal units.
	- Keeps abreast of current developments in the library field
through
professional reading, attends workshops, and conferences
	- Required to be a co-signer on all financial transactions
(cheques,
withdrawals, etc.) drawn on library accounts
	- Responsible for the operations and management of the regional
library as
a whole, including personnel, finances, reporting, services and
technology
	- Responsible for working with the Board in determining the
future
endeavours of the region, planning and implementing goals and objectives
while keeping in touch with the needs of the communities it serves.
	- Responsible for recommending revisions to present policies and
the
introduction of new ones to the Board.  Responsible for the enforcement
of
policies as determined by the Board.
	- Responsible for the direct supervision of all Departments
Heads,
including their hiring, training and supervising
	- Acts as the direct line of communication between the Board,
staff and
the public
	- Responsible for the coordination of selection and acquisitions
of
library materials, regularly reviewing AVRL's collection for updating,
expansion, withdrawals, replacements and enrichment
	- Meets with Nova Scotia Regional Librarians and Provincial
Library staff
on a regular basis
	- Responsible for the  fundraising efforts of the Regional
Library Board,
including coordination of grant-writing and sponsorship opportunities
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
	Master's degree in librarianship from CLA/ALA accredited
university.  At
least 8 years professional experience including a minimum of 3 years
proven
 administrative experience in a public library.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
	- Organizational and administrative skills to manage the
library's
resources, including financial and personnel resources
	- Supervisory skills for managing human resources, assisting
staff in
managing their work, giving direction to personnel consisting of
professionals and support staff
	- Strong leadership skills for heading a team work environment
	- Excellent decision making skills
	- Ability to interview, hire and supervise staff.
	- Knowledge of library resource materials used for reference
work,
including the Internet.
	- Good knowledge of integrated library systems,  Windows-based
computer
software and Internet navigation
	- Ability to set priorities
	- Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare and
deliver
reports, letters, proposals, grant applications,  etc.
	- Good working knowledge regarding library materials and the
ability to
use professional tools to make appropriate selection decisions
	- Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and sound judgement in
dealing with
the public and staff
	- Must have reliable transportation
TYPE AND LEVEL OF SUPERVISION
	- Direct supervision of all Department Heads.
	- Supervises the operations of the region and its personnel.

Salary: $ 61,010 - $ 74,156 annually and a benefit package.
Term: Permanent full-time position with a one year probationary period.
Start date: February 2008 (negotiable)

Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifically
indicating
the candidate's education, training, and work experience in the areas
listed above, a current resume, and the names of three references with
their e-mail address and phone numbers.  Please forward this material
to:

	Regional Librarian Position
	Annapolis Valley Regional Library
	PO Box 640
	Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0
	
	Fax: (902) 665-4899
	E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Closing date for this competition is November 15, 2007.




Charlotte Janes Head of Systems and Administration Annapolis Valley Regional Library P. O. Box 640, 26 Bay Road, Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0 Phone (902) 665-2995 Fax (902)665-4899 Toll-Free 1-866-922-0229

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