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State Librarian (New York)


Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Entity: New York State Department of Education
Description: The New York State Education Department is seeking candidates to fill the position of State Librarian. The selected candidate must be an energetic and experienced leader and will serve as Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian. The incumbent of this position will lead the operations of the New York State Library, a component of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department. The incumbent will demonstrate proven leadership qualities, vision and the capacity to execute policy for library services in a rapidly changing information management, electronic and digital environment. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to operate within a complex and dynamic atmosphere and work collaboratively with diverse, often divergent, interest groups.

State Librarian (Oregon)


Closing Date: 12/16/2018
Entity: State Library of Oregon
Description: If you are a highly-engaged, enthusiastic library champion with an entrepreneurial spirit, you may be the candidate the State Library of Oregon wants as its next State Librarian. In a constantly changing landscape, this leader strives to ensure that all Oregonians have the information they need to be engaged citizens and to build strong communities and a prosperous state. This position is high profile—working with Oregon constituents to provide support and assistance to local libraries and consortia and to expand programs to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. As the Agency Director and Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will also focus on developing a broad, inclusive vision to ensure effective and efficient information management services that are responsive to the needs of each state agency. Appointed by the Governor, the State Librarian represents the Agency in its work with the Governor’s Office; Legislature; and local, state, and national agencies and organizations. The State Librarian supervises the Library’s four divisions: Government Information and Research Services, Library Support and Development Services, Operations, and the Talking Book and Braille Library.
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