Washington State Librarian-Tumwater, WA

The Washington State Library is recruiting for the position of Washington State Librarian. We are seeking a library services professional to shape the vision, develop the strategic plan and provide the leadership required to transform the Washington State Library into a model public resource, through which information is available in digital form, accessible anytime and anywhere.
The ideal candidate will be an advocate for thoughtful, purposeful modernization; a nimble leader with extensive success in building strong teams and high morale; an excellent communicator who is comfortable in front of a wide variety of audiences; and an exceptional administrator who is adept at managing resources and can demonstrate the value of library programs and services.
Salary: $107,000 – $118,000, depending on qualifications. This recruitment will remain open through 12/16/2015.
Required Education & Experience
• Master’s degree in library or information
science from an ALA accredited program.
• Five (5) years of full-time, progressively
responsible experience in library operations
and management as a professional librarian.
• Three (3) years of full-time experience with
strategic planning and budget development/
management for a library program within a library.
• Two (2) years of full-time experience working
with legislators and other elected/appointed
decision-makers in a political environment.
• Two (2) years of full-time management
experience, including personnel management
in a library or library-related field.
For questions, please contact Diana Townsend with the Office of the Secretary of State at 360-704-5202.