Library Supervisor

City of Duluth

Main Library, 520 W. Superior St. Duluth MN

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 4th, 2021


$65,572.00 to $83,853.00 per Year   Calculate


Duluth, MN





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Due to two retirements and the addition of a new supervisory position, DPL is seeking applicants for 3 positions: 

Support Services Supervisor, which is a newly-combined work area consisting of Technical Services and Circulation 
Youth Services Supervisor, which includes the library’s early literacy initiative, Every Child Ready Duluth 
Branch Services Supervisor, which oversees the Mt. Royal and West Duluth branch libraries 
These positions lead a work area within the library, directly supervise 10-12 staff members, serve on the library’s leadership team, and provide assistance to the public at a service desk. If you are passionate about serving a diverse group of patrons from all backgrounds, working with a staff who is dedicated to the mission of the public library, and embracing change as the library seeks to improve its service to all people in the community, read on. 

The ideal candidate will be a librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and three or more years of professional experience in a public library setting, at least one of which is at a supervisory or management level. The ability to lead and manage staff is essential for this position. Like many public libraries, DPL is experiencing a great deal of change with staff retirements, evolving services, and opportunities provided by new technology.

The Library Supervisor will manage the operations of a service area within the Duluth Public Library system and to collaborate with the Library Manager in the development and implementation of state of- the-art library-wide services and programs.  

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Vacation and Sick Leave 
Paid Holidays 
Medical Plan 
Dental Plan 
Life Insurance 
Flexible Spending Accounts 
Retirement Benefits 
Deferred Compensation 
Training and Advancement Opportunities 
Employee Wellness Program 
Employee Assistance Program

The Community

Duluth, Minnesota is a city for all ages with a growing community of young professionals. Duluth is northern Minnesota’s largest city and home to two colleges and a university. It has something for everyone, including historic neighborhoods, a vibrant cultural scene, a thriving craft district, and beautiful parks. Dubbed “the outdoor capital of the Midwest” by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Duluth has miles of trails for hiking, biking and running. It is located close to Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but still an easy drive to Minneapolis and St. Paul.


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Posted Sep 15, 2021