Scott,

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On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 11:23 PM scott.tho...@sparkpa.org <
scott.tho...@sparkpa.org> wrote:

> Forwarding on behalf of Lisa Rives-Collens, President of PaILS Board of
> Directors.
>
> THE PENNSYLVANIA INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
>
> The Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) seeks a dynamic
> Executive Director with strong leadership and communication skills,
> strategic vision, and a track record of building strong customer
> relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. The Executive
> Director is the chief operating officer of PaILS, a non-profit corporation,
> and is charged with implementing the organization’s policies and programs,
> exercising administrative oversight of all the affairs and finances of the
> consortium, overseeing the technical operation of the Pennsylvania library
> open-source software consortium, known as SPARK, and developing and
> implementing long-term organizational and strategic goals. Currently, PaILS
> has two FTEs and is supported through a combination of member fees and
> Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds provided by PA’s Office of
> Commonwealth Libraries (OCL).
>
> SPARK is a comprehensive, remotely hosted, “one-price” solution for over
> 140 libraries in Pennsylvania. The software includes circulation,
> cataloging, serials, and acquisitions functionality. The online library
> catalog for library end-users offers the enhanced functionality found in
> the most expensive commercial discovery layers. SPARK utilizes the
> Evergreen open source integrated library system (ILS). Evergreen is
> currently available in over 1,000 libraries, both in the US and
> internationally, and has an active and growing community of developers and
> users.
>
> RESPONSIBILITIES:
>
> The Executive Director provides overall leadership for PaILS and reports
> to a nine-member volunteer board of directors. The successful candidate
> will plan and manage the operations of the SPARK system to ensure system
> reliability and high-quality functioning for member libraries and other
> stakeholders. The Executive Director is also responsible for building
> relationships, and developing and implementing strategies for collaboration
> with the various PaILS stakeholders to ensure the effective operation of
> SPARK for Pennsylvania libraries. Key stakeholders include SPARK member
> libraries, the larger Evergreen open source community, key technology
> partners, and other library partner organizations within the Commonwealth.
> The new Executive Director will lead system staff in fostering an
> environment of collaboration, trust, and transparency that propels
> continual development of the SPARK system. Day-to-day administrative
> oversight of PaILS operations and grant writing are also key
> responsibilities.
>
> QUALIFICATIONS:
>
> While the ideal candidate may not possess all of the qualities listed
> below, s/he will possess many of the following professional and personal
> abilities, attributes, and experiences:
>
> *       Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited
> institution (preferred) or equal experience and advanced education;
>
> *       Experience in business administration or a strong foundational
> knowledge of the principles of business administration, financial planning,
> and organizational management, with a minimum of five years of experience
> as a proven leader and administrator including a demonstration of:
>
>         *       excellent written and verbal communication skills;
>
>         *       ability to collaborate with a board of directors to
> achieve an organizational mission and implementation of successful
> development practices;
>
>         *       ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve the
> organizational mission and goals, including proactive community relations,
> outreach, and advocacy;
>
>         *       administrative and supervisory experience, along with
> experience in the management and leadership of member committees and
> cross-functional teams; and
>
>         *       federal grant-writing experience.
>
> *       Strong knowledge of and technology management experience ideally
> with integrated library systems or technology systems designed for
> information management and consortial collaboration;
>
> *       Experience in building relationships with customers such as
> libraries, library organizations and consortia, state and local government
> officials and legislators;
>
> *       Experience in managing RFI and RFQ processes, product evaluations,
> and developing service level agreements and negotiating costs with vendor
> partners;
>
> *       Experience in conducting presentations and exhibits at
> conferences;
>
> *       Residence in Pennsylvania or willingness to become Pennsylvania
> resident.
>
> *       Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout
> Pennsylvania.
>
> SALARY: Minimum salary of $75,000 annually and a generous benefit’s
> package.
>
> HOW TO APPLY:
>
> Interested individuals who meet these criteria should submit a single
> email containing a resume, a cover letter, and three professional
> references in PDF format to sparkpaj...@gmail.com <mailto:
> sparkpaj...@gmail.com>  no later than 01/21/19. Further details about
> specific job responsibilities or questions may also be sent to the same
> email address. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately
> and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
>
> Posted by the PaILS Board of Directors
> Lisa Rives Collens, PaILS President
>
>
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>
> Lisa Rives Collens
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