Head Librarian IV – Willmar (MN) Public Library

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 the Willmar (MN) Public Library.

Responsibilities include supervision of staff, budgeting, collection development, programming oversight and all other activities related to the operation and management of the library.

• Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of library personnel.
• Thorough knowledge of and experience with library science systems, principles, and procedures.
• Broad knowledge of technology and telecommunications including current trends and best practices and their application to library services.
• Demonstrated example of leadership and decision making skills/abilities.
• Excellent public relations and communications skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library science and a minimum of two years’ work experience, including management experience, in a public or other type of library; or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the work.   Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of a larger contingent of library personnel is essential. Master’s degree in library science is preferred.

Position Open Until Filled

Appointment range: $47,900 – $51,800 per year DOQ.  Competitive benefit package includes Minnesota Retirement (PERA).

Located 90 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Willmar Lakes Area offers opportunity for easy relaxation or exciting adventure.  For more information on our community please visit the Willmar Lakes Area website: http://www.willmar.com

For information about the Willmar Public Library please visit: http://willmarpubliclibrary.org

Application Deadline:  Resumes received by 4:30 P.M. Friday, March 30, 2018, will receive first consideration.  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 a complete job description/Employment Application, please visit our website: http://www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us

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