*Children’s Department Head*
*Chattahoochee Valley Libraries*
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (Columbus, GA) seeks a creative, dynamic
children’s librarian and manager to become the next head of the Columbus
Public Library’s Children’s Department. The successful candidate will have
in-depth knowledge of child development and literature. A passion for
developing and implementing children’s programs and services is a must. Join
an outstanding team of library professionals providing quality children’s
The Children’s Department Head is responsible for the organization,
management, supervision and effective functioning of the Main Library’s
Children’s Department. In addition, the successful candidate oversees
children’s services and collections throughout the library system. This
person chairs the Children’s Steering Committee, coordinates the selection
of children’s materials ($130,000 budget), writes and manages grants,
trains, motivates and evaluates Children’s Department staff (5.5FTEs),
develops and presents programs to children ages birth to 11 and engages in
collaborative outreach programs to promote the library within the community.
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is a thriving four county library system
headquartered in Columbus, GA approximately two hours outside Atlanta. The
system serves a 200,000+ population circulating 1.2 million items last year.
The Aflac Children’s Room and new outdoor Children’s Reading Garden provide
a beautiful environment for children’s programs and services. The library,
in addition to a 125 seat auditorium, has several large meeting rooms.
Programs are limited only by your imagination! To view a virtual tour of the
Columbus Public Library, visit www.thecolumbuslibrary.org.
Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five
years of children’s librarian experience with at least two years of
management and supervisory experience preferred.
*Starting salary range:* $45,625-$53,738 with excellent benefits.
Additional information and a full job description are available at CVL
from Jobeth Bradbury <[log in to unmask]>, 816-531-2468. Apply
with a meaningful cover letter and copy of your resume *by July 12, 2009 *to
* *Jobeth Bradbury <[log in to unmask]>, Gossage Sager Associates.
*GOSSAGE SAGER ASSOCIATES*
*4545 Wornall Road, Suite 805, Kansas City, MO 64111*