Job Posting: Library Director

Job Posting: Library Director

City of Mt. Angel, Oregon

Library Director Recruitment

  • Job Closing Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • $24.29-$31.00 Hourly (30 hours per week)

The City of Mt. Angel loves its Library. Become a part of this vibrant community resource!

Why apply

This position is an excellent opportunity for a talented and creative library professional to make a difference!

In Mt. Angel, community support for the Mt. Angel Public Library is demonstrated by high circulation and patron engagement, surging program attendance, an active library board, and a strong and devoted volunteer team.

The Library staff are proud to serve the community of Mount Angel and surrounding areas with 29 open hours a week.

The library is part of an 18 library cooperative called Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library System (CCRLS).  Mount Angel Public Library’s collection contains over 35,000 books, including large print, children’s and teen materials, magazines, Spanish language materials, as well as over 2000 audio-visual items, including DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs.

The Community

The City of Mt. Angel (population 3500) incorporated in 1893, the city encompasses 1.14 square miles and is nestled in the heart of Marion County, Oregon surrounded by rich farmland. Mt. Angel is only 18 miles northeast of Salem, the state Capitol.

Mt. Angel is known for its annual Oktoberfest. The Mt. Angel Oktoberfest is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.  Attendance grew from 39,000 in its first year, 1966, to 375,000 by the late 1980s and continues to grow today. The Oktoberfest features beer and wine gardens, sports tournaments and races, arts and crafts exhibits, community dinners featuring sausage and sauerkraut, and a wide assortment of food, games, and entertainment.

The City of Mt. Angel operates under a home rule charter, however; the charter has enumerated powers so we do not have all the same powers granted to municipal corporations by State statutes. Enumerated powers limit the City Council’s power to the powers expressly listed in the charter. This affects the power to issue debt, levy taxes on real property within its boundaries, as well as other council decisions and daily operations.

Mt Angel is governed by a City Council comprised of an elected Mayor and six Councilors. The City Council exercises policy-making and legislative authority and is responsible for City legislation, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring the City Manager. The Mayor serves a two year term. Councilors serve for four years, with two of the four Councilor’s terms expiring in each biennial election.

The City Manager and staff are responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the City.

The City’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Current information about City services and projects can be found at the website

Mt. Angel Public Library’s Mission

Empowering our community to learn, explore, create, and connect!

Mt. Angel Public Library’s vision is to provide materials, programs, and services to help community members of all ages and cultural backgrounds meet their informational, educational, professional, and recreational needs. The library creates and supports:

Engaged readers

Successful Students

Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs

Engaged Citizens and Critical Thinkers

Lifelong Learners and Creators

The Position

The Library Director plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates all aspects of Library services. The responsibilities of the position include working with the Library Board in recommending policies and programs to the City Manager and City Council; continuously monitoring community need for and interest in library services; ensuring the City is providing cultural and educational materials and programs for the broad spectrum of library patrons; developing and administering the division budget; training and supervising 2 library employees and 15 library volunteers; selecting, cataloguing, and weeding library materials; maintaining the library website and social media presence; gathering  library statistics and creating reports;  partnering with local schools and organizations to support and promote library programs and collections; and collaborating with the leaders and fellow members of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) to provide excellent and collaborative library services to residents of the 3 county Chemeketa Community College service area.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated library and customer service experience, and is a person who places libraries as a high priority and stands ready to be the face of the library at all times. The candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and advocacy skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to community engagement, interact with elected and appointed officials, while articulating and advocating the Library’s programs and strategic direction. The candidate will promote proactive leadership in technology integration, and foster collaborative relationships within the Library, throughout the community and among all library patrons. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing exceptional customer service to a diverse community of learners of all ages and backgrounds. A congenial, creative, and collaborative approach is essential for this position. The Library Director will be passionate about maintaining our inclusive and innovative environment while successfully adapting to multiple management priorities in a dynamic, creative, and fluid environment.

What are the minimum qualifications?

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and five years of progressively responsible experience in library organization and management, including two to three years of leadership and supervisory experience that demonstrates considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision and extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work or a related field; or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities, and are able to perform the examples of work as listed in the classification specification document.

In addition to having a driving record that meets the City of Mt. Angel’s driving standards, you must also pass:

  • Pre-employment drug test,
  • Pre-employment background check

Hours and Salary

  • The position is 30 hours per week.
  • Salary will depend on background and experience, and will fall within the salary range.
  • Benefits, Employer pays 6% PERS
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Medical coverage (prorated contribution)

The position will be open until filled, first review of applications will be August 24, 2017 for those applications received by August 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.