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Library Director, Fiscal Officer, and Human Resources leader recruiting

Library Director, Fiscal Officer, and Human Resources leader recruiting

By on Oct 11, 2021 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition |

It has been our privilege to work with a number of public library systems by helping them find their next Library Director, Fiscal Officer, or Human Resources leader.

As these are high-profile and critical positions in your Library, you need a partner with proven library recruiting expertise in sourcing qualified candidates and facilitating the screening and selection process. We bring a unique perspective to our work because we have experience in all Human Resources disciplines as well as recruiting, which means you get:

  • Years of experience recruiting executive-level talent and knowing how to locate and engage with top talent.
  • A sensible approach to engaging with the labor market for talent, whether through our broad network of library and public-sector professionals or using the newest technology tools to connect with talent.
  • Experience working with Library senior management, trustees, and community stakeholders to ensure all constituencies who have input are heard.
  • A diverse pool of talent reflecting the needs of your community, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Guidance on how to develop a job description so that you can clearly convey what the role is about.
  • Accurate compensation data based on our extensive experience benchmarking library positions so that you know what an appropriate compensation package should look like.
  • Providing you with a robust screening and selection process so that you are learning the most about candidates and how they would be successful in the role.
  • Assistance with making the offer, negotiating with the finalist/s, and recommending best practices for orientation and onboarding.
  • Providing tools to set expectations and assist you with coaching and performance management.

Our library clients include

  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Delaware County District Library
  • Stark Library
  • Stow – Munroe Falls Public Library
  • Tiffin – Seneca Public Library
  • Toledo Lucas County Public Library
  • Westerville Public Library
  • Wickliffe Public Library
  • Ohio Library Council

We understand libraries’ unique workplace dynamics, trends in librarianship, the challenges libraries face, and what the future holds.  We are members in the American Library Association/Public Library Association [ALA/PLA], Ohio Library Council [OLC], Michigan Library Association [MLA], Ohio Government Finance Officers Association [OHGFOA], and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources [IPMA-HR].

To have an exploratory conversation to understand our process and experience with library recruiting and answer your questions, take a look at our success stories, and then contact us!