Library Director @ The Nevada Public Library

The Nevada Public Library is looking for an engaged, forward thinking Director with outstanding leadership skills and professionalism, joined with their desire and ability to provide a high level of excellence in fostering relationships with and serving the community.

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works with a dedicated staff.  He/She directs all administrative, professional, and technical library activities.

Job Responsibilities Include:

·         Financial management and budgetary process

·         Management of Library personnel

·         Create, develop, and implement innovative solutions and initiatives

·         Develop effective and positive working relationships with community leaders, city leaders, Board of Trustees, and Library staff.

Full job description & benefits package can be found here:


Community Description

The Nevada Public Library is located in Nevada, Iowa.  The Library serves not only the city but also numerous rural Story County residents.  The patron base is an ever growing, diverse mix of individuals, a majority of whom are young families and retirees.  The Library building was recently renovated and expanded in 2013, with great support from the community.  The Library increased from 11,000 sq. feet to 17,000 sq. feet.

Nevada offers the best in small-town living to all who treasure its “hometown” charm.  Located less than 7 miles east of I-35 on Highway 30, Nevada boasts a thriving educational system, friendly neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational activities.  Add in Nevada’s proximity to Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines, and our residents are able to participate in all the events and activities of a larger urban setting while still living the small-town Iowa life!

Hiring Salary Range:  $58,469 – $71,053 ($28.11-$34.16 hourly equiv.)

Apply:  To receive consideration, please send a letter of interest, resume and transcript(s) (unofficial copy accepted) to: This posting will remain open until the position is filled. EOE/AA.”