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Available Job # 2701

Date Posted 01/21/2019
Job Title Library Director
Organization Pewaukee Public Library
Environment Public Library
City Pewaukee
State WI
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description The Pewaukee Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the next Library Director. The Pewaukee Public Library is a tax-supported joint municipal public library of the City of Pewaukee and Village of Pewaukee. Located in Lake Country of Waukesha County, Pewaukee is a vibrant, growing community known for its beautiful lakefront and high quality of life. The doors to the 27,600 square foot facility opened in September, 2005. The purpose of the library is to provide the greater Pewaukee community of 25,000 plus with carefully selected books and other materials to aid in the pursuit of education, information, research, recreation and the creative use of leisure time.

Under the direction of the Joint Library Board and within the scope of library policy, this full-time, managerial position administers the overall service program of the library. The position involves budget development and management ($1.21 million in 2019), staff supervision (13.86 FTE’s), collection and programming development, technology planning, facility oversight and community relations. The Library Director provides direct supervision to the Assistant Director & Head of Adult Services, Head of Youth Services, Head of Circulation Services, Administrative Assistant and Maintenance Assistant.

The Library Director prepares Library Board meeting agendas and reports in cooperation with the Library Board President and follows proper notification procedures.

The Director will evaluate library programs, services, policies, procedures and present recommendations for improvement to the Library Board, then develop and implement the approved recommendations.

This position requires the ability to develop the annual budget for review by the Library Board and present it to local officials for approval; the ability to direct and supervise the expenditures of library funds within established guidelines; the ability to research, negotiate and oversee the implementation of contracts and improvement projects in accordance with the procedures established by the Library Board; the ability to oversee the library’s collection development plan; the ability to develop and administer the library’s overall public relations plan; the ability to coordinate building and equipment maintenance, repair, upgrades, studies, and renovations; the ability to establish and maintain appropriate priorities and meet deadlines; the ability to represent the library at the system level and actively participate in other professional library organizations; the ability to work with government officials and other community leaders to meet the needs of the library and support the mission and activities of the Pewaukee Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.

The Library Director will lead, motivate, and implement work rules for Library staff and volunteers requiring this candidate to have proven knowledge of principles of supervision and management, including participative management. It requires the ability to supervise the work of departmental staff, including coordinating, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work and the ability to positively motivate employees and create a team-oriented, effective, and efficient work environment. This position also requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Board, Village Board, City Council members, department heads, staff, and the public.

Education & Experience Requirements:

• MLS or MLIS from an American Library Association accredited library institution.

• Grade 1 Wisconsin Library Certificate or eligible for certification upon hire, and maintenance of Grade 1 certification through tenure as director.

• Five years public library experience with at least three years of experience in a supervisory role as a department head, assistant director, or director preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range for this position is $63,000 - $85,000 annually, with an excellent benefits package.

Completed applications are mandatory and can be found online at the Employment Opportunities page of the City of Pewaukee website, Applications must be received by February 15, 2019.

The Village of Pewaukee is an equal opportunity employer.


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