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Job Title:Library Director
Employer:Baldwin Public Library
Address:800 7th Street
Description:Are you an enthusiastic, community-minded leader? Are you a visionary looking for an opportunity to shape a public library poised for growth? If so, The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors invite you to apply to be our new Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, carefully steward financial resources, and promote collaborative relationships throughout the community. The Library has an annual budget of $164,900 supported by tax dollars. Support is also provided through a regional system grant, donations, and the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library. The Library is a member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and is a full participant in NExpress, a shared regional catalog of 43 Libraries. Baldwin City, Kansas, population 4,500, is a family-friendly community located 16 miles from Lawrence and 46 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, and is home to Baker University. To learn more about the community, visit: and
Responsibilities:The Director has overall responsibility for planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, programming, and community relations.
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree. A minimum of three years professional library experience.
Preferred Qualifications:Master of Library Science degree. Other preferred qualifications include experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, experience working with budgets, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies.
Type:Public Library
Salary & Benefits:The position offers a hiring salary of $35,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications).
Instructions:To apply, please send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to the Board Chair, Jane Miller, at: Visit to review full position description and learn more about the Library.
Deadlines:May 1, 2017
Contact:Jane Miller, Board Chair
Date Added:2017-03-03 16:48:29
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