The Board of Trustees of the KCLS is initiating a national executive search to hire a new Library Director to replace Bill Ptacek. As part of the process, the Search Committee is soliciting input from various library stakeholders. To ensure your input is included, please complete the following survey regarding your expectations and the attributes for the new KCLS Library Director by April 15, 2014. Your responses will help identify appropriate candidates as the search is conducted. All responses will be kept confidential.

1. What qualities would you like to see in the new Library Director? Please rank the following attributes that you believe the next Director should possess, in order of importance. 1 being the most important and 5 being the least.

  1 2 3 4 5
Strategic & Analytical Thinker
Effective communicator & Listener
Engaging & Inspiring
Courageous & Visionary Leader
Collaborator & Relationship Builder

2. What types of previous experience should the new Library Director have? Please rank the following types of experience that you believe the next Director should possess in order of importance. 1 being most important and 10 being least.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Leadership in large complex organization
Budget and financial management
Public library experience as a director or deputy director
Strategic fund and resource development experience
Ensuring the public library is a community oriented institution
High level of knowledge and understanding of technology in libraries
Presence /participation in national library activities/organizations
Strong customer service philosophy
Staff development commitment
Experience working with diverse communities

3. What would you like to see the Library Director focus on during the first year?

4. If you could change one thing about KCLS, what would it be?

5. Please check one that best describes your relationship with the KCLS:

Thank you for completing this survey!
A summary of the findings will be posted on the KCLS’s website.

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