Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Contact Us
Site Map

The Carnegie Library Home Page
About the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Borrowing and Circulation
Library Catalogs
Electronic Resources
Research and Specialized Services
Events and Classes


Subject Search:

Internet Search >


About Us

Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh

A new way of thinking. The Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic leader to continue to transform the Library's facilities and culture and to champion the evolving and increasingly important role of the Library in the Pittsburgh region.

As part of a comprehensive capital improvement program, the Library has recently renovated 3 branches and the First Floor of the Main Library, and relocated 2 branches. These projects used information architecture to integrate the customer with systems, staff, and facilities to create extraordinary buildings that are becoming destinations in Pittsburgh. The new Director will ensure the completion of the capital improvement program through fundraising, friend raising and political/community linkages.

A new culture has been forged that makes the customer the priority in library design considerations, lexicon, policies and procedures. The staff has become empowered to take action to improve library services for its users and the new Director will build on this spirit of accountability.

Qualifications include extensive experience leading a large, complex organization through times of change. Resource management is an imperative, including managing large budgets and raising new revenues through fundraising or other creative means. Background in strategic planning, public policy development and advocacy are highly desired. The Director should possess the personal qualities of integrity, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of humor, positive attitude, enthusiasm, ambition, compassion, strength, drive, confidence, humility, a high tolerance for ambiguity, and a genuine interest in people. An appreciation of the role of libraries in a democratic society is imperative.

This position will provide the right professional with the opportunity to lead one of the Pittsburgh region's most honored and treasured institutional resources and - as a prominent member of the region's civic leadership ranks - to interact regularly with private, public, and civic sector peers in charting the course for western Pennsylvania's economic and social success.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has 19 neighborhood locations, a Main Library, a regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and serves as a statewide resource library and a district center for local libraries in Allegheny County. The Library employs 360 and its annual budget is over $20 million.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Interested individuals should electronically submit an application letter and resume to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's executive search consultant:

John Thornburgh

Additional information about the organization can be found on A full description of the opportunity can be found on Witt/Kieffer's website.

  Return To The Top

  Return to About Us

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Home · About Us · Borrowing · Catalogs · Resources · Services · Locations · Events/Classes · Kids · Teens · Contact · Site Map · Help · Search · Privacy Policy

© 2005 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA   15213
Phone: 412-622-3114 · Click here to contact us · Click here for directions