State Librarian (9/19/21)

By IS Lab August 4, 2021

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State Library of Oregon
Salem, OR

Serve as the Agency Director and Chief Administrative Officer that provides guidance and assistance to the Library Management Team and represents the Library in dealings with the heads of other state and local agencies and organizations and the Legislative Assembly. The State Librarian directs the Library staff to meet the mission of the agency as contained in the Oregon Revised Statutes and the strategic plan and biennial goals adopted by the State Library Board.    

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or the equivalent in training and experience as required by ORS 357 and six years of library management experience, including a) rule and policy development, b) strategic planning, c) budgeting, and d) program evaluation. The successful candidate will lead and inspire a committed team, promoting excellence in service and demonstrating experience in working with elected and appointed officials; possessing knowledge of library trends, issues, and best practices; managing multiple funding streams, and managing personnel. Key traits include strong collaboration skills, proven advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate eloquently the purpose, goals, outcomes, and benefits served and provided by libraries to diverse communities, stakeholder groups, and key policymakers.

Link to full job announcement.