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Executive Director

Executive Director

 

The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board. Executive Director position is governed by an employment contract and the BCCLS Personnel Manual. 

Staff Administration

  • Recruits, trains, supervises, administers personnel policies for all BCCLS employees.
  • Makes recommendations to the BCCLS Executive Board for the establishment of positions, compensation, and policies.
  • Develops programs which enhance the staff understanding of member needs and member understanding of what BCCLS can do.
  • Develops teams required for ongoing and special BCCLS projects.

Finances

  • Oversees all fiduciary responsibilities of BCCLS.
  • Prepares annual budget for BCCLS.
  • Manages and monitors approved budget, providing regular statements on the financial status to the BCCLS Executive Board.
  • Ensures that strategic partnerships and membership development enhance the long-term financial health of BCCLS.

Services and Operations

  • Oversees effective member relations including communication, customer service, and training.
  • Maintains the quality and effectiveness of the BCCLS online catalog.
  • In close liaison with relevant BCCLS committees, recommends and implements appropriate policies for selection and retention of materials available to all BCCLS library patrons.
  • Maintains an awareness of innovations in library services and technology, promoting them to the membership as appropriate.
  • Represents BCCLS to other organizations and government entities at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
  • Acts as an advocate for public library service, locally as well as on the state and national fronts.
  • Maintains the balance between developments in information technology, effective business practices, and the expectations of BCCLS patrons and members in terms of service, training, and maintenance of strong public libraries.
  • Guides the strategic planning process and implementation.
  • Maintains the quality and effectiveness of the integrated library system and collateral software programs.
  • Negotiates contracts with vendors, monitoring contact compliance, and service agreements.

Qualifications

Executive Director

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library science program
  • Five to ten years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library
  • Demonstrable record of achievement in public library work
  • Proven record of acuity in financial planning
  • Knowledge of the workings of the New Jersey public library community
  • Familiarity with ILS automated systems
  • Ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff as well as the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium
  • Vision and creativity regarding the ever-changing landscape of public library services

                                                                                                                                                                   Revised 4/23/2014

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