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>   1. Re: Job Posting: Executive Director PaILS (Rogan Hamby)
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> Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:46:08 -0500
> From: Rogan Hamby <rha...@equinoxinitiative.org>
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> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Job Posting: Executive Director PaILS
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> Scott,
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> Did you want me to post this on the Evergreen job board?
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> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 11:23 PM scott.tho...@sparkpa.org <
> scott.tho...@sparkpa.org> wrote:
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>> 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
>> Head of Patron Services
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>> Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton Townships.
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