Open Until Filled Entity:
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Description:
MBLC Director Search - Announcement
From launching an eBook program that serves public, school, and academic libraries, to opening five new libraries in the past eight months, to groundbreaking digitization projects and an exemplary Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) direct grant program, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is at the center of innovative library services. The MBLC is currently seeking a Director with the vision and the practical expertise to keep us moving forward.
As Director, you will enjoy working with a motivated nine-member, Governor-appointed Commission and an award-winning staff in a creative environment that focuses on improving and developing library services for all residents in the Commonwealth. You will bring together political leaders, library agencies, the library community and others around important library issues and will be responsible for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating statewide library service programs. The MBLC also administers funding to provide services for residents with vision loss or physical disabilities through the Worcester Talking Book Library and the nationally-recognized Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library.
A comprehensive statement of responsibilities can be found in the full announcement. The most immediate include:
Understand the full scope of the MBLC's programs, services, and funding.
Refine and implement the strategic plan.
Work with the Public Library Construction Team to award provisional grants to successful applicants from $150 million capital bond bill.
Initiate relationships with members of the Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Public Library, Library Network Directors, Directors of the Talking Book Libraries, Center for the Book, cabinet secretaries, legislators, and the Massachusetts library community.
State Librarian (VT)
Vermont Department of Libraries Description:
The State Librarian provides vision and leadership for the
diverse functions of the State library agency and library
services statewide. The position reports to the Secretary of
Administration and serves as administrative head of the
Department of Libraries, with a staff of 19 full-time
employees and an overall operating budget of $3.3 million. The
State Librarian serves as a member of the Chief Officers of
State Library Agencies (COSLA), as president of the Vermont
Public Library Foundation, Inc., and as secretary to the State
Board of Libraries, a citizen advisory board appointed by the
Governor. The State Librarian also administers the Vermont
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and
institutional libraries located across the state.
The State Librarian directs the Library Services and
Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to State Program. Under this
program, the State Librarian provides leadership, technical
assistance, statewide library development projects, and grant
funding to nearly all of Vermont’s local public libraries.