Head Librarian III - Benson/Kerkhoven (MN) Public Library

Pioneerland Library System

Benson, MN

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


Not Specified


Willmar, MN





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

(SEARCH RE-OPENED) Head Librarian III – Benson/Kerkhoven (MN) Public Libraries

Pioneerland Library System, a consolidated regional library system located in west central Minnesota, seeks a Head Librarian with successful public library experience to direct and coordinate the activities of two (2) smaller rural libraries.  Responsibilities include staff supervision, budgeting, collection development, programming oversight, and all other activities related to the operation and management of a library.


·         Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of library personnel.

·         Fundamental knowledge of and experience with library science systems, principles, and procedures.

·         Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their application to library services.

·         Demonstrated example of leadership and decision making skills/abilities.

·         Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library science, or a related field, and a minimum of two years work experience including management/supervisory experience in a public library or branch library; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the job.  

Master's degree in Library Science or related field is preferred. 

Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. 

Position Open Until Filled

HOURS: 40 hours per week.  Salary range: $52,700 + per year DOQ.

Competitive benefit package includes Minnesota Retirement (PERA).

Application Deadline: First consideration given to applications received by 4:30 P.M. Friday, July 22, 2022.  Send resume, letter of interest, and employment application to: Laurie Ortega, Director, Pioneerland Library System, PO Box 327, Willmar, MN, 56201 or email to: laurie.ortega@pioneerland.lib.mn.us

For more information about Pioneerland Library System, and to access our Employment Application and complete position description, please visit our website: http://www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us

Notice: Appointments for all PLS job positions require the approval of the Pioneerland Library Board and successful completion of background check.

Posted Jun 22, 2022