America’s Little Switzerland needs a new library director. Nestled in the hills of Green County, New Glarus is a Swiss roots community that is growing due to its small town charm, excellent schools, and close proximity to Madison, bike trails, and the New Glarus Woods State Park. Strong community partnerships and resource sharing with the South Central Library System contribute to the library’s ability to provide exceptional services and quality resources to a service population of over 6,000. With a building project on the horizon, this is a very exciting time for the Library and the community.
The New Glarus Public Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Director who values community and staff engagement. With a library budget of over $280,000, the library director oversees all aspects of library operations and services, supervising 4 staff members and pages, budget planning, management and reporting, technology planning and implementation, collection development, grant writing, facilities management, and working with the Village staff and community. The Director reports to the Library’s seven-member Board of Trustees. See the Position Description for a complete list of responsibilities and duties.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, although an ALA-accredited Master of Arts in Library Science or Library and Information Studies (MLS) or equivalent is preferred, at least three to five years professional/managerial experience, and be eligible to receive a Grade 2 Wisconsin Public Librarian certification. The successful candidate will possess a strong public service orientation, commitment to the needs of the community, strong organizational and project management skills, excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and a strong technology background. Prior experience with building and/or library expansion projects is a plus.
The minimum hiring salary is $40,000 annually, depending upon qualifications and experience. This full-time position includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick time, retirement contribution, and paid holidays.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references by October 8, 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Library Director Search. Finalists will be subject to a criminal background check. The New Glarus Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
Library Clerk (part-time)
New Glarus Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Clerk to serve patrons at our circulation desk. The ideal candidate will have top-notch customer service skills and the ability to communicate clearly and positively in person, in writing and on the phone. As a frontline representative of the library, we will count on this clerk to provide patrons with an outstanding small-town library experience while connecting them with the information, materials and services they seek.
This position works 12 hours per week, with some evening hours and a Saturday rotation. Salary is $11.50/hr with paid sick leave and vacation. High school diploma or equivalent is required, and previous library experience is highly desired. Job duties and additional qualifications and requirements can be found in the Position Description-Library Clerk.
To apply for the clerk position, send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to email@example.com (Erica Loeffelholtz, Interim Director). This position will remain open until filled.
New Glarus Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.