Thursday, June 9, 2011

Library Director Position Available @ the Amery Area Public Library


The Amery Area Public Library seeks an experienced and energetic leader to direct the operations of their library. Having recently moved into a new multipurpose facility the library wants to enhance its programming and services to the community. The library will be joining the MORE system in 2011 and is part of the Indianhead Federated Library System.

The library serves a community of 2,900 in northwestern Wisconsin. The city is situated on 3 lakes and the Apple River and the surrounding area is home to excellent year-round recreational opportunities, from swimming and fishing to snowmobiling, ATV riding, hiking, cross country skiing and much more. We are proud of our excellent school system and state-of-the-art medical center. Amery is home to the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, a community theatre group and a variety of art studios. We are located just an hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining our collection, managing the library budget, supervising the library staff, and promoting the library within the City of Amery and the surrounding area.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for Wisconsin Grade II certification. Three years of library experience is required. Library administration experience and a Library Master’s Degree are preferred. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with their staff, the Board, the City of Amery and community organizations. Knowledge of current library practices, technology and trends is required.

Compensation: Starting salary range is $34,000-$40,000 with excellent benefits.

Please email your resume and cover letter by June 30, 2011 to Library Search Committee at

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