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Head of Library Advisory and Development, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

$54,836 - $102,866

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as the Head of Library Advisory and Development. 

This position reports to the Direct of the Board of Library Commissioners and supervises a team of Library and Advisory Development staff and consultants, as well as managing and implementing the MBLC's federal Library Services and Technology Act program, provides advisory services to public library directors, trustees, and friends; serves as program manager for the agency online reference and electronic content program, including statewide databases and automated networks; serves as program manager for the MBLC's library research service; and serves as member of the agency management team. 

We're looking for someone who is detail oriented, works well in directing a team, can communicate well, and is able to organize and set priorities for managing multiple projects. 

Applicant must have at least:

A) five years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in library administration

B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or

C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: 

I. A Master's degree with a major in Library Science may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A completed Doctorate or course work completed and a dissertation in progress with a major in library science, public administration, or a related discipline may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

*Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

To see a full position description, visit here.

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers as the above link.

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