The Eastern Counties Regional Library Board is seeking a dynamic
forward-looking Chief Librarian/CEO to manage all library functions and
staff.   The Chief Librarian/CEO manages Eastern Counties Regional
Library's operations using skills in community relations, budgeting, human
resource development, facilities and strategic planning.

Located in scenic Northeastern Nova Scotia and Southern Cape Breton Island,
this library region is a 2.5 hour drive from Halifax.  Headquartered in
Mulgrave, NS, the area includes panoramic oceanscapes and is a well-known
tourism and heritage destination.  

Reporting to the Eastern Counties Regional Library Board, the Chief
Librarian/CEO is responsible for overseeing all library operations in a
large geographic library region serving rural Nova Scotians in the counties
of Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond.  S/he oversees a staff of 40,
including 3 professional librarians, and is responsible for the annual
budget of just under $1 million as well as for all aspects of financial
management for the library system. The ECRL system currently has 7 branches
and 9 mobile service sites.

As Secretary to the ECRL Board, the Chief Librarian/CEO provides strategic
direction, engages the board in advocacy activities in the community and
oversees and develops operating and capital budgets for the Board's approval. 

The Chief Librarian/CEO provides leadership, strategic planning and
management strategies to ensure a high level of public library service
delivery to the residents of the three counties served by ECRL.  The
incumbent is responsible for all human resource management within the
In addition to working on a regional level, the successful candidate will
also be involved in province wide initiatives.

Required qualifications include an accredited MLS/MLIS degree and a minimum
of 5 years progressive experience working in libraries.  Further
qualifications include significant performance management experience in a
library setting.  Knowledge of emerging trends in public libraries, and
superior interpersonal, communication, presentation and collaboration
skills are essential, as is a personal commitment to the Canadian Library
Association Position Statements on Intellectual Freedom and on Diversity
and Inclusion.
Fluency in the French language is an asset and a valid driver's license is

The salary range for this position is $53,472.10 to $63,780.17 and includes
a generous benefits package.  Moving assistance is negotiable. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest
in and qualifications for the position along with a résumé and 3 references
by December 1, 2009 to: 

Ms. Shirley McNamara, Chair
c/o Eastern Counties Regional Library Board
P.O. Bag 2500, Mulgrave, NS  B0E 2G0
Fax: 902-747-2500
Email: [log in to unmask]

We thank you for your interest in this position.  Please note that only
those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lesley Carruthers
Acting CEO/Manager of Community Outreach Services
Eastern Counties Regional Library
390 Murray Street,  P.O. Bag 2500, Mulgrave, NS   B0E 2G0
Tel. (902) 747-2597  Fax (902) 747-2500 e-mail: [log in to unmask]