Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Position Opening: Director of Library Services at the Hagley

Hagley Museum and Library, in Wilmington, Delaware, a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association, housing one of the foremost collections of manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets documenting the history of American business and technology, is seeking an individual with outstanding leadership skills to head its Library Division. The Director, Library Services will assist the Executive Director in overseeing all library operations. This includes long-range planning, personnel management, budget preparation and management, conservation and preservation, grant solicitation and administration, collections management, publications, overseeing integrated library automation systems, and exhibit planning.
  Applicants must have an ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science or a Master's degree in another relevant field. Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of ten years professional management experience in a library and/or archives or similar cultural institution; experience in a broad range of library/archival areas, including budget administration, integrated library information technology, personnel management and one or more academic or program areas (research, curatorial, exhibit, education, visitor services, etc.) Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Proven abilities in administration, fundraising, program development, grant-writing and administration, as well as working with volunteers and the public. Background knowledge in American history, history of technology, or history of business very desirable.
  Qualified persons should send a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department of Hagley Museum and Library no later than Friday, March 11, 2011. Complete information can be found on the Hagley's "Employment" page.