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Library Director, Winterset Public Library

The Winterset (Iowa) Public Library is seeking an experienced, professional Library Director with demonstrated leadership abilities; vision; passion for library services and technologies; and commitment to developing strong, interactive community relationships. The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the library, an annual budget of around $500,000, and 7 FTE staff.  The City of Winterset is a quaint, yet vibrant community with an estimated population of nearly 5,300 people, located just 30 minutes southwest of the Des Moines metro area.

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for leading the long range library planning and policy development, and managing the strategic plan, budgeting, facility, and staff development/evaluation.  The Library Director also oversees day-to-day operations including technology, acquisitions, collection development, publicity, and programming.  The full job description is available at .

Minimum qualifications include a 4-year college degree in library science, education, or related field; 2 years library experience, and State Library of Iowa Public Library Director Endorsement (or earning endorsement within 2 years.)

Preferred qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science/Library Information Science; experience in library administration; and 5 years of progressively responsible library experience with 2 years in library administration.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; a strong service and community involvement ethic; experience conducting or directing library automation, information technology, cataloging, and collection development; the ability to work successfully with employees, the general public, Friends of the Library, Library Board, and City officials.  Adaptability, diplomacy, and professional grace are useful character traits.

Salary range: $52,000 – $60,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Please send letter of application, resume, and three professional references to the Search Committee at by March 1, 2020.

The City of Winterset is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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