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Executive Director, ALCTSThe Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of The American Library Association (ALA), seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking Executive Director.
ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections.  ALCTS boasts an exceptional portfolio of products and services, including: robust continuing education and conference programming; timely publications, including the (refereed) research journal Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS); standards development and advocacy for collection development and technical services; and, stimulating member engagement and leadership opportunities.  ALCTS is the organizational home of “Preservation Week,” a national initiative to encourage communities to preserve materials that document our individual and shared heritage.
The ALCTS Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations of the division, including a staff of three and an annual program budget of $550,000.  S/he provides leadership on issues important to ALCTS and its 3,700 members, including representing and advocating for their interests in ALA and externally.  The Executive Director works with the ALCTS Board of Directors to ensure the growth and stability of the Association, and to support its aspirations and strategic initiatives.  S/he has direct responsibility for the ALA Institutional Repository and Preservation Week.
The ALCTS Executive Director provides operational, fiscal, and policy and procedural guidance to ALCTS.  S/he provides leadership, direction and counsel to the ALCTS Board of Directors, Executive Committee, functional committees, and members.  The Executive Director supervises two exempt staff positions with management responsibility for programs, continuing education, publishing, and membership marketing.
The ALCTS Executive Director reports to the ALA Senior Associate Executive Director, whose portfolio includes the eleven divisions, ALA Information Technology and Telecommunications, ALA Conference Services and key ALA Offices (Accreditation, Diversity/Literacy/Outreach,  Human Resources Development and Recruitment, and Intellectual Freedom), as well as Round Tables coordination.
Demonstrated member service orientation;
Management experience;
Demonstrated leadership ability;
Strong communication, advocacy, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and build and leverage partnerships;
Strategic planning experience;
Demonstrated ability to promote and manage change;
Mature understanding of complex organizations.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent;
Experience working for a professional association;
Experience working with organizational Boards of Directors;
Experience with revenue-based budgeting, financial planning, and forecasting.
Starting Salary: Negotiable from $90,000, based on experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes paid vacation and a retirement annuity.
Closing Date: Consideration of candidates will begin in September and continue until the position is filled.
For consideration: apply online including resume, cover letter and three professional references (upload on the same screen as the resume) at:
Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
American Library AssociationHuman Resources DepartmentAttention: Dan HoppeexecdirIALCTS50 E. Huron St.Chicago, IL 60611
FAX:  312-944-6763Email:
The American Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.