Library Director

The Sioux City Public Library is seeking a forward thinking, innovative Library Director who can continue to grow a community-focused public library system. The successful applicant will lead a staff of 50 (full-time and part-time) providing library service to a community of 83,000 people from three Public Library buildings and digitally through the online branch library. The Director reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all Library operations and services. The Director will work with staff, Board, governmental officials and community stakeholders to align library services with community priorities.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, five years of managerial experience, and possession of (or eligible for) Level VI certification through the State Library of Iowa.
High priority qualifications include:

Prior success in reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising experience, and working with local officials are highly desirable.

If you are interested in this opportunity, open due to the retirement of the current Library Director, please submit your application packet to City of Sioux City/Human Resources, 405 6th St, P.O. Box 447, Sioux City, IA 51101, or email the packet to An official City application must be submitted along with a cover letter, detailed resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references. The city application may be found at:  This position requires a background check. First review of applications will begin the week of July 17, 2017. The City of Sioux City is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range: $93,378 - $133,482.

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