Library Director | City of Marion (Iowa)

Posted on May 11, 2018

The Marion Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking the next Director of the friendliest public library in the world! This is a special opportunity to lead a team that is fiercely customer-focused, excited to try new things and take risks, and to build actively on present success to improve services every day. This position offers unparalleled support, opportunity, collaboration, and community. The Library Director reports to a supportive, enthusiastic, and engaged nine-member Board of Trustees and participates in City of Marion initiatives and projects in cooperation with other City department heads. The library leadership team works very closely with the Director to coordinate workflow, set goals, and improve services. Support also comes from the nimble, responsive, and change-ready library staff. MPL employees are united in their dedication to library service for all, open to new ideas about what the library does and how work is structured, and truly engaged in the shared work of the agency. This is a group of people that welcomes big ideas, has impressive attention to detail, and has the energy to shake things up every day.

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The Board of Trustees welcomes application materials from all qualified candidates with an MLS or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate is required. The Board prefers the successful candidate to have at least five years of public library and administrative experience, experience working with a governing board and in a municipal government environment, and experience working with library building or renovation projects.


The salary range is $86,302-$126,915, commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package.


Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave.
Marion, IA 52302
United States

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a completed City of Marion Application form (, cover letter, and resume to by Friday, June 8, 2018.

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