Library Director

Winterset Public Library

Winterset, Iowa

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 1st, 2020


$52,000.00 to $60,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Winterset, IA





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

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.    

Additional Info & Requirements


The Community

Interested in working in a small, rural library with quick accessibility to the amenities of a larger city?  Winterset, Iowa, may be a good fit for you!  Winterset (population 5,300) is located 30 minutes southwest of Des Moines in scenic Madison County (*the* Madison County of Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County").  In addition to the covered bridges, our quaint community offers a lot of charm with the birthplace home and museum dedicated to John Wayne as well as a historic town square.  The library is well-supported and partners with many organizations and agencies to provide award-winning programs and services.


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Posted Jan 30, 2020