Library Director (posted 9-22)


Title: Library Director (posted 9-22)
Name of Organization: Holmes County District Public Library
Location: Millersburg, Ohio
Salary: $38,000 - $48,000 depending on experience
Principal duties: Description of library system: The Holmes County District Public Library serves 36,000 residents including the world's largest old order Amish community. Service is delivered from a new (opening November 1, 1997) 16,500 square foot main library, 4 branches and a successful bookmobile program. Annual operating budget is $900,000. Staff of 18 FTE's. 90,000 volumes held. 1996 circulation was 295,332. Main library and bookmobile automated with a DYNIX system. Internet access provided from the main library through OPLIN. Director reports to a 7 member governing Board. Future needs of library system: Development of new long range service plan including implementation of video lending service, expansion of children's programming, and internet training from our new meeting room. Expanded community relations and marketing including increased service hours from the main library, system-wide interior and exterior signage, and community outreach by the library mascot. Fiscal responsibilities for ongoing fund raising and planning to meet increased operating costs. Strong personnel leadership skills as the organization adapts to a new facility.
Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited library school, 3-5 years professional experience as a library administrator, previous experience as Director or Asst. Director preferred. Commitment to principles of intellectual freedom.
Contact: Mark Baserman, President, Board of Trustees, Holmes County District Public Library, 28 West Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Visit our website at
Submit: Qualified applicants should send letter of application, resume, three references and official graduate school transcripts.
Deadline: Applications received prior to 10/10/97 will receive first consideration. Selection process will continue until position is filled.

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