Library Director, Utah

State of Utah, Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah State Library

Salt Lake City, Utah

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 12th, 2021


$44.49 to $66.82 per Hour   Calculate


Salt Lake City, UT





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Department of Heritage & Arts is seeking a State Librarian. This individual is someone who can continue to grow a vibrant library system. The Utah State Library is looking for someone who is enthusiastic, visionary, and public service oriented with excellent management skills, traditional library skills, and the ability to effectively implement emerging technologies.

Principle Duties
The State Librarian will:

  • Take responsibility for the library's strategic plan.
  • Manage and oversee a budget over $8.5 million.
  • Oversee and manage grants.
  • Oversee a staff of 55 employees.
  • Partner with over 1,000 libraries across the state, including school, academic, public and special.
  • Implement technological innovations.

The Ideal Candidate

The best person for this position is someone who:

  • Has a Master's Degree in Library Science.
  • Has  a minimum of 5 years experience as a public librarian with supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Has demonstrated leadership and management experience.

Additional Info & Requirements

To apply for this position please go to and search for the job title of Library Director. 

The Community

Why You Should Join Our Team
This position provides an opportunity to work with a unique group of stakeholders and community partners as well as providing support to libraries located across the state. We offer a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave starts at 7 hours per pay period. In addition, 4 hours of sick leave per pay period as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, along with many other employee incentives and bonuses. Please click HERE to be taken to a page where you may explore all of those possibilities, including a benefits calculator where you can see an actual dollar comparison.

Life in Utah
If your idea of an office with a view includes looking out over the majestic mountain ranges or a fabulous city skyline, then Utah is the place for you! Utah is also ranked as the best managed State in the Country.


The State of Utah offers a myriad of activities and excitement year-round. So whether you are a rugged, solitude-seeking explorer, aspiring downhill skier or a family seeking tranquility, the vast and varied landscape of Utah has something for everyone to enjoy.

Aside from Utah being the perfect summer destination for backpacking, biking , golfing and fishing; it is home to several famous National Parks including Arches, Canyonlands and Zion. You can also take advantage of the esteemed shopping, restaurants and nightlife that our state has to offer. The fail offers breath-taking scenic ventures; winter brings a full array of holiday activities and spectacles, including the prominent lights at Temple Square. Utah is also home to 13 world-class ski and snowboard resorts; 11 of which, are located within an hour of Salt Lake City.

It's easy to see why Forbes recently ranked Salt Lake City among the top places to retire in. If you're looking for a place where you can ski in the morning and play a round of golf later in the same day, then come check out the perks that come from working and living in Utah, and you will understand why Utah's people and economy are flourishing.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah State Library, please click HERE.

Posted Jan 15, 2021