Director- Belvedere Tiburon Library (CA)

A new Director and a newly expanded and renovated Library in 2021! In an ever-evolving environment, the seven-member Belvedere Tiburon Library Agency (BTLA) Board is looking for that special candidate who values community and staff engagement, collaboration and change, and library innovation with respect for tradition and history. Key initiatives include welcoming all residents into the new Library showcasing new services and programs, exploring and developing external partnerships, leading and mentoring a stellar staff team, and working with a Board dedicated to a culture of library excellence. Serving 17,500 residents, the Library Director—in a leadership role—reports to the BTLA, directs 17FTE staff members, works closely with the Library Foundation on fundraising and development, and operates the Library with an annual $3 million operating budget primarily funded by a strong local tax base. The new Director will exhibit and model transparency, fiscal responsibility, collaborative leadership skills, and public engagement as critical values. The Library, the heart of the community, is currently expanding its current facility by 9,000 sq. ft to include an expanded children’s area, a creative learning space, community programs spaces, and a new teen center. This is a privately funded project, significantly supported by the Library Foundation; the newly expanded library is scheduled to open in January 2022.

The Library is the gateway to the scenic Tiburon Peninsula communities of Belvedere, Tiburon, and Strawberry. Belvedere and Tiburon, 4.9 square miles, are located in southern Marin County (CA) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Belvedere, “Beautiful View,” is a small, vibrant community of 2,122 residents. Its hills and lush landscape look at San Francisco and the Bay, Angel Island, and Sausalito. Many of its homes are considered historically significant designed by famous architects. Belvedere residents and community volunteers, “roll up their sleeves” restoring historic structures, renovating parks, and serving on boards and committees. The Town of Tiburon, home to 9,176 people, is bordered on the west by Richardson Bay and to the south and east by the San Francisco Bay. With its easy, small-town vibe, it is a delight to live there—the home of wonderful restaurants, some of the world’s best sailing, breathtaking views, unique shopping, and Angel Island State Park, a historic landmark.

Responsibilities. Under the general direction of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency, the Library Director is responsible for the administration of the Library, including the planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing of all Library activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing Library goals and objectives, long-range plans and major policy recommendations for review and approval by the BTLA; developing Library programs and procedures; overseeing the delivery of patron services, materials acquisition, public relations, technology, applications, and physical plant maintenance; managing library personnel, including selecting, mentoring, evaluating, promoting, and supervising; developing and recommending the annual library operating budget and working with the BTLA and the Library Foundation on all aspects of library funding, including endowments and special accounts; publicizing library programs and services; representing the Library to external agencies, organizations, and individuals, including regional, state, and national library associations; and working with Town, City, and County administrations and representatives as necessary for the maintenance of library operations.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible administrative, supervisory and managerial experience in libraries. Essential attributes include strong administrative, communication, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills with a demonstrated ability to provide leadership within the library and community.  In addition, the Director should possess strong planning and project management skills and success in fiscal stewardship “best practices.” Prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board, previous building expansion/renovation experience, and a knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the role and functions of the Joint Powers Agency are desirable attributes and qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $160,000 – $185,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.  

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller.  This position closes on October 3, 2021.

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Posted: 8/19/21