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Read – Learn – Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving—and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library’s already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County—an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations—13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries—each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and story times tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years—the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.

Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley—the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing—as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at LVCCLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District’s current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level. See the Executive Director job description for examples of essential functions and duties.

Qualifications. A Master’s degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of May 18, 2014.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an equal opportunity employer.

Jobeth Bradbury
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)
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