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Library Director Position Available

The Bekkum Memorial Library is seeking a full-time Library Director who is committed to taking the library through a strategic plan of growth and expansion. Successful applicants will be progressive thinkers who are well-organized, visionary, and responsible for the overall management of all phases of the library. Minimum qualifications require the applicant to hold a Grade III Public Librarian Certification from the State of Wisconsin or the ability to obtain certification. Library managerial experience and/or knowledge of administrative functions of a library is preferred.

Duties of the Director include managing the budget; collections management; fundraising including grant writing; overseeing children, youth and adult programming and services; and building maintenance. Knowledge of day-to-day library essential functions is a must. Candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills; be able to work independently in an organized and efficient manner; and be able to effectively train and manage staff. The Director must be able to identify problems as well as opportunities for improvement and growth; must keep current with library trends, issues and technology; and must effectively develop and promote the library policies, services and programming. This position reports to a supportive eight-member community library board.

The Bekkum Library is open six days a week and is part of the Winding Rivers Library System. The library is located in Westby, WI, a city of 2,200, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Driftless Region in southwestern Wisconsin. We are 25 miles southeast of La Crosse and 100 miles northwest of Madison. The position offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance; participation in the State of Wisconsin retirement plan; a competitive salary; and flexibility in hours. Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest no later than November 3, 2017, to Mayor Danny Helgerson at: dhelgerson@cityofwestby.org. EOE/AA/MF/H/V


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