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Eldora Public Library Director

Job Description: The Library Director will be responsible for the administration of the Eldora Public Library subject to the policies of the Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

Status:  Full-Time with benefits

Application deadline:  October 23, 2018 or until filled

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and manage the budget
  • Hire and supervise the staff
  • Keep current with library practices and accreditation
  • Manage the collection
  • Plan library programs
  • Prepare and submit grant applications
  • Update the library’s website
  • Oversee the maintenance of the library’s equipment, building, and grounds
  • Promote positive public relations
  • Act as a liaison between library and city administration
  • Assist the library board with planning and evaluation
  • Carry out related duties as assigned by the library board and implement board decisions


Minimum Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED)
  • Complete Public Library Management 1 and 2  (offered by Iowa Library Services)
  • Five years of library work experience or 30 semester hours of college credit from an accredited college or university
  • Preference given to individuals with BA in Library Science or MLS


Minimum Abilities Required:

  • Must enjoy serving the public and be able to communicate with library patrons in polite and friendly way
  • Must have competent computer knowledge to assist patrons with using computers, prepare reports for the library board, update the library’s web site, and perform computer troubleshooting.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift, bend, and reach
  • Ability to work flexible hours


Please send resume or questions to:

Dr. Dean Stickrod

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

1310 Washington St.

Eldora, IA 50627


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.