The Douglas County (Minnesota) seeks a motivated and effective leader to direct its public library. The Douglas County Library, a member of the Viking Library System, is located with the County Services Center in historic downtown Alexandria. With a population base of more than 37,000 and a registered user base of more than 20,000 cardholders, the Library circulates nearly 350,000 items each year. An active Friends of the Library organization runs a very successful book sale each August and a used book store in the library that is open each weekday. Financial support from the Friends help to augment a budget of over $1,000,000 from the county. The Library has a very healthy collection development budget and a collection of more than 100,000 items.
The Douglas County Library currently has 10 full-time and 3 part-time staff members, including the director and 1 part-time, seasonal library clerk. The Library Director reports to a library board of 6 citizen members and one county commissioner.
The Director works closely with the County Board and a number of County departments. The Viking Library System is a federated library system with a shared catalog, delivery, technology and some shared programming.
Amongst Douglas County’s lakes, roadways and bike trails are 9 cities. Of these, Alexandria is the county seat and the largest of the cities with a population of approximately 13,000. Douglas County offers a great balance of outdoors recreation, tranquil parkways, lakes, shopping, and arts for those who live and visit and live the area (visit http://explorealex.com/attractions/ for more details). Behind these enjoyable qualities is a well-balanced and strong economy (visit, https://livingalexarea.org/ for more data).
Compensation: The position of Library Director is a fulltime position available for immediate fill upon the county finding the ideal candidate. The salary range of $72,696.00-$95,659.20 is based on experience. Douglas County also offers a competitive benefit package for it’s employees including medical, life, disability, paid vacation, paid sick, and paid holidays.
Applications must be received by Monday, June 4th, 8:00 AM.
You can view more information and apply by visiting www.co.douglas.mn.us.
Douglas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.