Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny County Library Association

By IS Lab May 31, 2021

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Allegheny County Library Association

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) seeks an energetic, innovative, diplomatic, and equity-focused individual to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer and guide the organization to new levels of success, growth, and service to its residents and member libraries.  With a strong foundation of cooperation and collaboration already in place, this unique organizational structure will provide a wealth of engagement and opportunity for a passionate library professional to further the work on equity, diversity and inclusion in the region.  The Association’s mission is to provide and promote the highest quality public library service possible for all residents of Allegheny County through collaboration, cooperation and coordination.  Key initiatives include execution of a completed strategic plan; developing programs and policies to address diversity, equity and inclusion goals; securing and maintaining sustainable funding for the consortium; further developing shared services; maintaining or building new relationships throughout the County, and strengthening the collaborative relationship between ACLA, CLP and eiNetwork.

Job Responsibilities

The CEO is responsible to the ACLA Board of Directors and will oversee the administration of the federated library system, working with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries while building and maintaining successful relationships with the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), administration and governing bodies of member libraries, elected officials, interested citizens and community partners.  Additional responsibilities include: provide visionary, strategic and innovative leadership; identify, develop and encourage new sources of financial support; implement innovative countywide initiatives; administer distribution of funds to member libraries and ensure completion of reporting requirements; analyze and evaluate diverse service areas; recommend administrative strategies and policy to the Board; facilitate agreements between and among member libraries; and serve as a consultant to local libraries.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • 7-10 years of library experience with 5-7 years of leadership required.
  • An MBA, MPA or nonprofit management degree or certification is a plus.
  • Consortium or federated library experience is strongly preferred.

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