Library Director, Huron Public Library, Huron, South Dakota
The Huron Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Huron are seeking a Library Director who has the vision and desire to keep this progressive and thriving library moving forward. This opportunity is open due to the retirement of the previous Director.
The library serves approximately 18,453 citizens of Huron and Beadle County with one central location. The building was recently remodeled in 2009. This grant-winning Library provides an annual $1 million budget comprised of city funds and trusts.
Huron is the largest city in Beadle County and a regional hub for culture, education, and industry. With its diverse economy, affordable housing market, and array of entertainment and recreational options, Huron is one of the Midwest’s best places to live.
The Library Director is responsible for daily operations, assessing the scope and direction of material collections, maintaining state of the art facility and continuing to develop the library’s role as an online portal to the world of information. The Director is further charged with shaping a strategic vision, developing a successful, team-oriented staff in a unionized environment, to be fiscally prudent and resourceful and to advocate for the library while building productive relationships with local organization and the community in its efforts to keep the library evolving and progressive. The Library maintains an active marketing and branding campaign through media outlets and social media accounts.
The Library Director reports to a six-member (five appointed; one commissioner representative) Library Board of Trustees. They serve as a City department head and work with the Board, staff, City Commissioners, and other department heads.
Compensation: The Library offers a competitive salary commensurate with the experience. Compensation includes health, dental, vision, retirement, and additional benefits. Salary $70,077 to $98,125/year, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Application Information: Please visit http://www.huronsd.com/city-government/city-employment for details and to apply. Questions? We welcome inquiries.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in the field of Library Science or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school. Three (3) years’ experience as a professional librarian or an equivalent of education and experience may be acceptable. Experience in public libraries preferred. Minimum of two (2) years in an administrative or supervisory capacity required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Location/Region: Huron, SD (57350)