The Montgomery County Library Information & Network Consortium (MCLINC) is looking for a person with the perfect combination of vision, leadership, and ILS-expertise to be our next Executive Director. The deadline for applying is Oct. 15.
All but four of the public libraries in Montgomery County, a beautiful suburb of Philadelphia, belong to the Consortium and we share our materials on the MCLINC network using Polaris 6.0 hosted in the cloud. The staff is small but strong, with an amazing Network Manager, dedicated Administrative Assistant/Office Manager/Polaris troubleshooter, and our helpful Network Administrator. This is an opportunity to be a part of the technology team, but also take the lead on developing the ILS to ensure we are getting the best user experience out of it for our customers. The Board of Directors (I’m lucky enough to be President this year) is a fun mix of seasoned and new professionals with diverse backgrounds, strong viewpoints, and high expectations for the type of customer service we want to provide our patrons. We rely on our staff-run committees – technology, circulation, reference, and cataloging/database – to work through issues and bring recommendations and policy suggestions to the Board for consideration. Our new Strategic Plan provides a road map for our immediate goals, as well as a few aspirations.
(Please don’t be turned off by our Web site – a complete redesign is in the plan!)