Employment Opportunities

The Board of Trustees of the LeClaire Community Library is currently accepting applications for Library Director.

LeClaire Community Library is located north of the Quad Cities on the Mississippi River, serving a rapidly growing community. In addition to the director, the library employs one full-time Circulation Manager, one full-time Youth Services Coordinator, and two part-time Circulation Clerks. Successful candidates must have proven leadership qualities, strong interpersonal skills, and a collaborative mindset to work with the Board, staff, Friends of the Library, city officials, and community members.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science (MLS) with 2-3 years progressively responsible library experience preferred. Required: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required as well as a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. State Library of Iowa Public Library Director Endorsement is required within 2 years of hire. Salary: $50,000-$54,000 depending on prior experience, plus excellent benefits.

Must reside within 30-minute response time to City Hall, within one year of appointment.

Email cover letter, resume, three professional references, and the online standard Application for Employment (found on the library’s website) to City Administrator Chris Ball, cball@leclaireiowa.gov by no later than August 13, 2021.

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The LeClaire Community Library seeks an upbeat, creative, and customer-service focused Youth Services Coordinator to join our small but dedicated team. We take pride in maintaining a friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment. We’re forward-thinking and encourage staff to develop and grow individually. We value each staff member’s opinion on new and better ways to serve our patrons. Most of all, we love having a positive impact on our community.

Full Time

40 hours a week

Days, some evenings and Saturdays

$14.26-$16.28, includes benefits, AFSCME Union, Bargaining Unit Position

Responsibilities

• Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons

• Provides creative and engaging programs for children ranging in age from babies to teens. Must be comfortable with STEM and STEAM programming

• Cultivates material collections that attract and stimulate usage

• Utilizes social media venues to extend the library’s message

• Develops and maintains a working relationship with local teachers and librarians within area preschools and schools

Education

Minimum requirement Associate’s Degree, but prefer Bachelor’s Degree.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Miller, Library Director, emiller@leclaireiowa.gov

Position closes Friday, August 20, 2021