Manager of Learning and Discovery

 

Manager of Learning and Discovery

 

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library in Connecticut! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

 

The Westport Library seeks a Manager of Learning and Discovery to work collaboratively with library staff to create, expand and promote services that foster exploration as a new model for delivering information services. The Manager uses his/her knowledge of emerging trends in the field of information science to implement new approaches to learning, information access and services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms. He/she uses their leadership and organizational skills to manage the work of staff to create and deliver customer-focused services to the community.

 

The Manager of Learning and Discovery serves as a member of the Management Team. He/she contributes to strategic and long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, and allocation of resources in support of the Library’s strategic initiatives.

 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a museum, library setting or information-based environment. A degree in Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field is preferred. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

Starting salary $72,000 dependent on experience.

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

 

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About Jerome Myers

Overlooking the scenic Saugatuck River, The Westport Library is ideally situated to provide an inspiring setting for inquisitive minds of every age and interest, of every passion and pursuit. Since 1886, the Library has been devoted to enriching the lives of the residents of Westport, Connecticut. The Westport Library is committed to empowering the individual and strengthening the community through dynamic interaction and the lively exchange of ideas.

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