Drake Public Library
The Drake Public Library, Centerville, IA seeks qualified, innovative, and community-minded applicants for the position of Library Director. The Library Director manages the daily and administrative activities of the Library, promotes the Library in the community, serves as the contact with vendors, oversees Library facilities maintenance, and writes and administers grants. The Director implements policies of the Board of Trustees but is expected to work with considerable initiative and independence.
The Library serves a city population of 5500 but also serves the needs of many Appanoose County residents. The Drake Public Library, dedicated in 1903, was a gift from Centerville native, Governor Francis M. Drake. The three story neoclassical building features a restored stained-glass dome.
Centerville is a county seat and the hub of county commerce. The downtown historic square, Indian Hills Community College, Mercy Medical Center Hospital and Appanoose County Historical Museum are a few of the attractive features of this friendly town. Lake Rathbun, located north of Centerville, is a Mecca for fishermen, hunters, campers and boaters.
The Library staff includes four part-time positions, one of whom is the Children’s Librarian. The annual budget is approximately $184,000, and recently a Foundation was established. An active Friends of Drake Library supports programs and projects.
Bachelor’s Degree and a State Library of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certification at a level IV or a willingness to become certified within two years of hire
Ability in supervising and managing staff and library programs
Ability to prepare and manage a balanced budget
Knowledge of current library technology and services
Ability to interact professionally with community leaders and the public
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to direct strategic and financial long-range planning
Residence in Appanoose County
Accredited MLS degree
Prior experience as Library Director
Ability to lift 25 pounds
Standing, walking, sitting, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling
Using close and distance vision
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive based on education and experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement with IPERS, vacation, holidays, personal day, and sick leave.
The City of Centerville retains the authority to change the job duties included in this job announcement at any time. The list of duties is not exhaustive and various requirements are subject to possible modification as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual.
The City of Centerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and physical exam.
Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of reference that include reference contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin March 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.