Library Director/Fiscal Officer
LIBRARY DIRECTOR/FISCAL OFFICER - RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (OH)
Explore. Discover. Empower.
Explore… the possibility of becoming the next Library Director/Fiscal Officer for Rodman Public Library! The Board of
Trustees of the Rodman Public Library seeks an outgoing, talented and dynamic leader to create a strong vision and promote library services to the
greater Alliance community. The Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, and bring new ideas and exciting innovation to
the Library. Rodman Public Library, located in Alliance, Ohio, serves the 37,478 residents of the Alliance City and Marlington Local school
districts. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the two library locations and bookmobile provide excellent services and programs with
34FTE staff and a $2.3 million annual budget. The Library successfully passed a 1.5-mill levy renewal in 2015 providing 40% of the library
The city of Alliance, the “Carnation City,” is located in northeast Stark County, Ohio. Alliance provides a
family-friendly, small town lifestyle with nearby city amenities (Canton/Akron, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are a short drive away). Local residents
will find excellent public and parochial schools, strong neighborhoods, and affordable housing. The University of Mount Union, Malone University,
Walsh University, Kent State University Stark Campus, and Stark State offer higher education opportunities. Sports fans will enjoy close proximity
to many stellar professional baseball, football and basketball teams as well as the nearby Pro Football Hall of Fame. Alliance has an abundance of
historic architecture including the Glamorgan Castle and the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home. The Alliance Historical Society has a strong presence
in the community. For more information about the Library, the community and the position, please visit Rodman Links.
Responsibilities. The Library Director/Fiscal Officer oversees and directs the management, activities and
services of the Rodman Public Library according to the policies, bylaws, and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the
state; is responsible for staffing and staff and Board development; the provision of exceptional public service delivery; marketing and fund
development; advocacy; and budgeting and planning. The Director oversees the fiscal management of the Library and attends all meetings of the
Board of Trustees, community groups and any other agencies as needed in order to further the goals of the Rodman Public Library and the greater
Alliance community. To view the full position description, please visit Rodman Director/Fiscal Officer Position Description.
Qualifications. Preferred qualifications include: An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school program and
five years or more of progressively responsible work experience in public library supervision and management, or equivalent background and
experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work required. Excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills;
skill leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals; a thorough knowledge of financial management and budgeting;
experience in working with a library levy campaign; ability to work with a governing board; and an understanding of philosophy and trends in the
library and information technology fields with the ability to effectively apply them locally. A willingness to live in the Alliance community and
successful experience reporting to a governing board is strongly preferred.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $70,000 to $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and
qualifications) with an attractive 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
before the closing date of October 29, 2017.
BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES, 4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111