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City And County Librarian - Galway County Council


Galway County Council




County Galway is the second largest County in Ireland having an area of over 6,000 square kilometres, with an extensive coastline. Galway County Council is the local authority for the County of Galway serving a population of 179,048 and providing a forum for effective, accountable and democratic representation, the efficient performance of functions and the delivery of a range of services for the County. An opportunity now exists in Galway County Council for the position of City and County Librarian. Galway public library service is provided on a shared basis for Galway County and Galway City with Galway County Council being the managing authority. The service operates through 29 branch libraries (10 full-time and 19 part-time), a mobile library and a Library HQ building. Galway public library service is an integral component in the provision of cultural services by Galway County Council. The City and County Librarian is responsible for the planning and management of the Library services for the Local Authority. S/he will also be charged with formulating the overall objectives, policies and plans for the development and operation of the service. This is a senior management role within the Local Authority which includes determining the organisational framework of the library in what is a very challenging environment. The successful candidate will: • Hold a degree (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of Library and Information Studies or possess an equivalent qualification; • Have satisfactory experience of library work including satisfactory experience at a strategic management level.  .

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227 days ago