Closing date: January 31, 2011

Western Counties Regional Library seeks a Regional Library 
Director/CEO for its 10 branch public library system in South Western 
Nova Scotia.

The library

Western Counties Regional Library serves 61,000 residents of Digby, 
Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties in Nova Scotia through its 10 branch 
libraries and Library Express mail service.  The library has an operating 
budget of $1.7 million and has a staff of 57 (35 FTE).    The library 
provides service in English and also in French to the area´s Acadian 
population. Visit the library´s website at for 
more information.

The system is based in Yarmouth, a dynamic seaside town which acts as 
the regional service centre for South Western Nova Scotia. Yarmouth 
offers a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, affordable 
housing and a friendly small-town atmosphere. See

The position

The Regional Library Director, reporting to a 16-member Board of 
Trustees, is responsible for planning and directing the overall operations 
and management of the region.  Duties include:

-   Personnel administration in a unionized environment	
-   Policy development	
-   Budget planning and financial control 	
-   Fundraising	
-   Strategic planning	
-   Development of partnerships with governments and 
    community organizations	
-   Staff mentoring and development	


-A  Masters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited 
-A  minimum of several years of progressively responsible experience 
    in public libraries, with at least four years experience in an 
    administrative position	
-Strongverbal and written communications skills	
-Abilityto speak, read and write English and French an asset	
-Experienceworking in a union environment an asset	

    The ideal candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual 
    with the skills to provide strategic vision and leadership for the 
    library.  He/she will have:

-demonstratedcommitment to rural living 	
-willingnessto participate broadly in the life of the region´s 
-provenabilities in personnel and financial management	
-demonstratedskill at building partnerships and collaborating 
    with other organizations, articulating and promoting the 
    library´s mission, mentoring and empowering staff and 
    developing programs	
-thoroughknowledge of current trends, technology and "best 
    practices" for public libraries	


Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience and will be 
negotiated at the time of hiring. Generous benefits package. 

Applications should be sent by mail to:

Mr Gary Archibald, Chair
Western Counties Regional Library Board
405 Main Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G3

Or by email to:

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	Deadline for applications: January 31, 2011

Yvonne LeBlanc
Office Manager
Western Counties Regional Library
405 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS  B5A 1G3
Phone:  (902) 742-2486 Ext. 221    Fax:  (902) 742-6920
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