Responsible for directing all aspects of this library located in Kilmarnock, VA. Report to Board of Directors. Library service includes a Storymobile that visits area daycares. Library moved to a new facility in May 2016, nearly tripling its space to 27,000 square feet. Since becoming Library Director June 2017, library operations have grown in the following ways:
• 15% increase in income and operating budget
• 10% increase in endowment value due to bequests and earnings
• 22% increase in staffing including new position of Teen Center Director
• migration to new ILS (integrated library system)
• re-design library website
• 2 meeting rooms hold over 600 community (non-library) meetings per year
• 4 study rooms average 18 uses per week
• numerous collaborations include YMCA, area daycares, Boys and Girls Club, Lancaster County School System, Rappahannock Art League, Northern Neck Food Bank, Library of Virginia, and Historic Christ Church
• Develop productive, helpful relationships with various aspects of the community including library patrons, community leaders, town and county officials, and business leaders
• Staff development includes attendance at Virginia Library Association conference; safety training with county Deputy and Director of Emergency Management Service. Library becomes a Dementia Friendly location via staff training.
• Promote the library and its activities via newsletter, website, social media, radio and in-house TVs.
• Board member of Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster Virginia Historical Society.
• Member of American Library Association, Public Library Association, Virginia Library Association, and Virginia Public Library Directors Association.
- Library Director at Lancaster Community Library
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- Library Director at Northumberland Public Library
- General Manager at Olin-Fox Farms
1 year, 9 months at this Job
- Master's - Library Science
- Master's - French Horn
- Bachelor's - Music Education
North Hampton Public Library
• Oversee all the operations of the library including preparing and administering a yearly budget of approximately $390,000.
• Prepare weekly payroll, quarterly and yearly tax forms using QuickBooks.
• Presentation of budgets to town officials for approval.
• Plan and prepare library programs of interest to the public.
• Plan & promote to the community an addition to the existing library 2008-present Panel participant for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
• Served on the Achievement Levels-setting Process Field Trial Panel for the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Writing. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, administered by Measured Progress.
- Library Director at North Hampton Public Library
- Adult Services & Circulation Librarian at Library Board of Trustees
- Reference Technician & Supervisor at Lewiston Public Library
- Judge in the Maine National History Day at
10 years, 7 months at this Job
- Masters' Degree in Library Science - Library Science
- B.A. in History - genealogy
Managing the day-to-day operations of the Maury County Public Library System, a Level V system with 16 employees and serving approximately 80,000 patrons
- Library Director at Maury County Public Library
- Curator at Athenaeum Rectory
- Reference Librarian at Maury County Public Library
4 years, 6 months at this Job
- Master's - Library Science
- Bachelor's - Liberal Studies, Emphasis History & Political Science
• Manages the centralized, multi-site U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library to provide the approximately 10,000 staff, researchers and scientists located at over 400 facilities throughout the country with access to library resources, collections, expertise, and services supporting the USGS Earth and natural sciences mission. Executes budget ($5-$7M) managing library staff (17-28 federal employees, and 5-15 extramural staff), collections, facilities, and services located in Reston, VA, Denver, CO, Flagstaff, AZ*, and Menlo Park, CA** (Flagstaff collections and Menlo collections moved to Reston and Denver, with Flagstaff site closing, and Menlo site downsized). Direct management and supervision branch chiefs.
• The USGS provides global research and scientific expertise and service as the center of expertise for the Department of Interior. Established in 1879 to build and organize a collection of scientific materials on Earth and natural sciences, the USGS Library offers one of the largest and most comprehensive collections, including materials dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Core library functions include acquisitions, collection management, technical processing, cataloging, information and reference services, training, dissemination, document services, training and outreach. Key program emphasis areas include updating library services, systems, and processes to create a user-centered, 21st century library that provides online access to resources and services for USGS employees, regardless of their location, with special emphasis on expanding online access to USGS-produced scientific output including publications, data, and library collections.
• Over the last twenty years, funding levels, increasing subscription and facilities costs, increased scope of research activities, and an increased demand for online access to resources and services has emphasized the need for cost savings and efficiencies. The number of library employees decreased from over 60 FTE in the early 2000s to 28 FTE in 2014 (with minimal extramural support including contract staff, former employee volunteer, and Fairfax County STEP-UP program for high school students with cognitive and other disabilities seeking experiential learning volunteer opportunities). The Library portion of a government space consolidation plan initiated in 2012 reduced overlap in collections and completing library reshaping exercises that resulted in nearly 40% reduction of physical space (over 60,000 square feet). Proposed funding reductions in the FY2018 and FY2019 budgets identify potential additional reductions including decreases of approximately 50% funding, 75% of employees, and closing 3-4 of the four library locations.
• Coordinates with science centers to incorporate small science collections and departmental libraries into the centralized Library system to meet consolidation targets, reduce overlapping functions, reduce costs for science centers contributing to the Library budget, and support institutional digitization efforts. These efforts included moving biology collections and library services in Lafayette, LA to the Reston Library, moving collections from Flagstaff to the larger libraries in Denver and Reston, moving most of the Menlo Park collections to Denver and Reston, and working with science centers to ship materials from retiring scientists to the Reston Library for digitization.
• Increasing online access to Library collections by providing and promoting an online document delivery service that provides digital and/or print copies of materials to staff who are not co-located with physical library collections; executes purchases to expand born-digital content including ebook and online journal subscriptions and journal archives; added over 10,000 ebook titles; added site-wide access to critical journal titles so that employees could access them 24/7 from any location; continue to expand access to online journals and journal archives pending available funding, and informing acquisitions decisions with critical usage data.
• Moved the locally-hosted integrated library system to a vendor hosted platform. Implemented LibGuides to provide 24/7 access to topic-based online support to users regardless of their location. Worked with institutional leadership on organization-wide transitions to a new web support system and planned and implemented a new vendor- hosted integrated library system with discovery search capability.
• Manages the USGS Publication Warehouse in coordination with other USGS partners to provide the public with access to USGS published research and supplemental materials and updated the Publications Warehouse to add enhancements that support the USGS Public Access Plan. Continued the retrospective and on-demand digitization of agency publications, photos, and other materials for the Publications Warehouse, Historical Photos, document services, and other special projects. Specific updates to expand access to USGS published science and research materials included allowing Google to index USGS citations to allow anyone searching Google or Google Scholar to find and access USGS-published research articles; incorporating Open Research and Contribute IDs (ORCIDs), adding links to the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS), and providing links to unique persistent identifiers for publications (Crossref) and data (DataCite DOIs). Added Altmetric and Altmetric Explorer to identify and track cited USGS publications, which is critical to measuring the impact of USGS research efforts.
• Communicates, promotes, and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to create efficiencies, leverage capabilities, and promote resources and services. As an example, Library partnerships with the Office of Scientific Quality and Integrity, Office of Communications, Data Management, Technology Office, and other partners helped to ensure the success of the USGS Public Access Plan. Worked with and across many departments to identify and prioritize critical changes needed to meet new requirements. The Library leveraged code developed for the Publications Warehouse and shared it with other partner systems to meet shared goals, critical deadlines, and reduce development costs.
• Group Award recipient for working collaboratively as a member of the USGS Public Access Leadership Team to successfully implement the USGS public access plan.
• Works collaboratively with the Department of Interior Library (DOI Library) and other DOI libraries. Participates in quarterly meetings organized by DOI Library Director to provide critical updates on collections, expertise, and services to promote awareness of resources, support the USGS role as the science agency for the Department of Interior, and support the USGS and DOI missions.
• Promotes Library capabilities and needs through briefings, budget justifications, and other communications to USGS scientists, managers, and executives as well as representatives from other federal agencies, and national and international cooperators. Library promotion and communications with key users and stakeholders helps to ensure alignment with user needs, including quarterly updates with Library Advisory Board, Science Center Libraries, professional organizations, and other stakeholders.
• Partnered with Administration and Library Advisory Board to conduct a user needs survey that solicited input from employees at all locations. Survey findings including identified gaps (such as expanded access to online resources, and the need for increased training) were communicated to the Library Advisory Board, executive leadership, USGS Director, and other stakeholders. The Library requested supplemental funding and other support which was received positively by the outgoing USGS Director, and the Library received one-time supplemental funding to support ebook, journal archive, and digitization efforts. In addition, Library Director worked with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI) Deputy Director to increase library support available to scientists. Key issues identified included a key difference between federal research libraries and academic research libraries, by going through accreditation, academic departments help justify increases to library budgets because supportive and comprehensive collections for master's level and PhD level academic achievement are essential to maintaining accreditation. As a result, OSQI, the Library Advisory Board, and Core Science Systems (the Library's organizational home) supported the Library Director's recommendation to pursue periodic external peer review panels to solicit input and feedback on the USGS Library's staffing, collections, funding, technology, and overall resource levels and gaps to provide a reference to academic and federal library counterparts, help to stabilize funding, and allow the Library to continuously develop transformative capabilities that support the USGS Library and USGS missions.
- Library Director at U.S. Geological Survey
- Library Director at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Library Director & Chief, Library Science & Knowledge Transfer Branch, Engineer at Research and Development Center, USACE
- Consulting Medical Librarian at Bon Secours Health System
5 years at this Job
- Master's Degree - Library Science
- Bachelor's - History
Management of the city/county library (11,000 sq ft) for a service population of approximately 17,000 residents. Perform all operations related to service in a public library--budgeting, collection management, community outreach, customer relations, inventory, public interaction, reference and supervision of employees.
- Library Director at Mason County Library
- Public Services Professional/Assistant Manager at Richland Library
- Director at Morristown-Hamblen Library
- Director at Kingston Public Library
9 months at this Job
- Master's - Library & Information Science
- Master's - Education- Curriculum & Instruction
- Bachelor's - MANAGEMENT
• Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board.
• Evaluates and administers library programs.
• Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection
• Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the Library buildings.
• Prepares the annual departmental budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Library Board and Town Council.
• Directs and controls the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets.
• Confers with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, and community groups in the development of library programs for the town.
• Provides reference and reader's advisory services on a regular schedule to library patrons as supervisor of that department.
• Confers with town officials and the general public to provide information and to resolve problems and complaints.
• Directs the training of library staff in technical and administrative library skills.
• Directs and participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation, and labor relations.
• Represents the library on regional and state committees and serves as the Town's authority on library issues. Performs related work as required.
- Library Director at Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library
- Librarian IV at Greenville County Library System
- Librarian I at Greenville County Library System
- Library Assistant IV at Greenville County Library System
3 years, 10 months at this Job
- Masters of Library Science and Information - Library Science and Information
- B.A. - Political Science and minor African-Studies
Started a library from scratch and met all requirements by New Mexico State Library. Wrote proposals, was responsible for reports, purchasing, cataloging, and programing.
- Head Librarian, Library Director at P'oe Tsawa Community Public Library
- Head Librarian at
- Restaurant Owner at Family Restaurant
- Mental Health Assistant at Aspen Meadows Hospital
1 year, 10 months at this Job
- High school or equivalent - General studies
- Library Director at Allens Hill Free Library
11 months at this Job
- Bachelor's - ENGLISH
- Oversee other employees and preserve customer service standards - Order new books, materials and supplies for the library - Develop and budget new programs and services that are community oriented - Attend and present at various meetings throughout the year - Compose a weekly newspaper column detailing programs and services - Maintain timely website and social media updates - Create and maintain 5 Year Long Range plans to meet state requirements - Apply for grants to increase funding for various opportunities - Maintain statistics for yearly reporting to the City, Board of Trustees, and APLS
- Public Library Director at Dadeville Public Library
- Background Specialist / Data Entry at Phoenix Loss Prevention
- Cashier/ Customer Service at Georgia World of Beverage
- Manager at Mangarelli's Pizzeria
6 years, 2 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
In the absence of the Director of Library Services, assume the responsibility of the Director as needed. Assist the Director of Library Services in managing and directing the Library Department. Assist in developing Department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures. Plan, organize and direct activities of library branches. Develop and implement branch work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Assist in preparation and implementation of Library budget; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as requested; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Assistant Library Director at Placer County Library
- Library Services Manager at Placer County Library
- Senior Librarian at Placer County Library
- Supervisor of the Rocklin Library at Placer County Library System
2 years, 1 month at this Job
- MS in Library - library
- - Taiwan and then Princeton
- BA in special Interdisciplinary Studies - Chinese and Romance Language
- MA in East Asian Studies - East Asian Studies