The Somerset Public Library seeks a well-organized and energetic leader to direct the operation of their library. The library is scheduled to complete the current project greatly expanding the facility and remodeling the existing building in May 2020. The library is part of the IFLS Library System and MORE system.
The library service area includes approximately 6000 residents in northwestern Wisconsin in Apple River country near the scenic St. Croix River, and is less than an hour from the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a 5-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining the collection, managing the budget, supervising the staff, and promoting the library within the village and the surrounding area.
Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for Wisconsin Grade II certification. Three or more years of library experience is required. Library administration experience and a Master’s Degree are preferred. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, the Board, the Village of Somerset, and community organizations. Knowledge of current library practices, technology, and trends is required.
Compensation: Starting salary range is $45,000-$50,000 with excellent benefits.
Please email your resume and cover letter by March 4, 2020 to the Library Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.