Thriving Midwestern community seeks forward-thinking library director to help supervise and develop staff, prepare and manage budget, maintain community relationships, develop programming, implement technology, write grants, and oversee collection development.
The Holdrege Area Public Library is located in south central Nebraska, 150 miles west of Lincoln. The library serves all of Phelps County which has a total population of about 9,700, and is an active member of the Pioneer Consortium, a statewide automation resource running on Koha. This busy library has 11 staff members, circulates about 9500 items per month and hosts over 16,000 Internet sessions per year. Originally a Carnegie Library, most areas of the facility have been recently renovated.
Requirements: A MLS from an ALA-accredited program is preferred, progressive managerial experience in a public library setting or the equivalent education/experience mix. Superior written and oral communication skills are necessary as well as a commitment to exceptional customer service. Must be able to work independently and maintain excellent relations with staff, board of trustees, and members of the City Council and the County Board of Commissioners, as well as the public at large. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package offered. Deadline for resumes accepted is September 29, 2017. Send resume, cover letter and three references to contact listed below:
Holdrege Area Public Library
604 East Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949