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Library Services Director

North Dakota State Library | Bismarck, ND (partial telecommuting possible)

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 2 October 2023
Minimum education: Master's degree
Salary: $5,973.00 - $6,769.00/month

Position Summary

In this leadership position, you will be responsible for providing high level guidance, oversight and direction to the Library Services Division, which includes the Library Development and Cataloging departments, as well as serve as backup to the State Librarian.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll develop and maintain working knowledge of supported areas to provide leadership and strategic direction to the division. You will be responsible for reviewing existing processes and identifying areas for improvement, evaluating the impact of planned organization change; monitoring and approving division expenditures and budget; and participating in Executive Leadership.

This position is eligible for partial telecommuting.

To be successful in this position, you must be an effective supervisor and successful at managing a physical/remote team. You must be a strategic thinker with an eye for continuous process improvement. You are experienced in interpreting data, policy, and standards and in translating details into program delivery. You are effective at influencing change and engaging team members and external stakeholders in change. Additionally, you are an effective communicator with strong writing skills and have experience with public speaking.

Benefits and Compensation

Rewarding work environment, career development opportunities, paid family health insurance, paid leave, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, and voluntary insurance benefits including dental, vision, and life insurance.

Application Instructions

All applications for open State Library positions must be made via the State of ND Careers site. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the posted closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All potential applicants must attach and/or upload the following documents in a .pdf, .doc, or .docx format:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter that includes a brief description of applicant’s background/qualifications
    • Three work-related references

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State Library does not provide sponsorships.

Contact Laural Sehn, Fiscal Services Division Director, at (701) 328-4652 or for more information, accommodation, or assistance in the application or interview process.


Executive Director

Arrowhead Library System | Mountain Iron, MN

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 4 October 2023
Minimum education: Four-year degree plus ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science
Salary: $110,469.00

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for establishing and directing the program of library services for the Arrowhead Library System, both a regional public library system and a multicounty, multitype library cooperative, and providing services to member libraries and other participating agencies. Promotion and development of standards, and determination of policies are vital elements of the work. Program policy and guidance are received from the Arrowhead Library System Governing Board with wide latitude being given in direction of professional activities. View the full position profile.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a four-year degree plus ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science and broad and extensive experience in all phases of professional library work with at least five years of professional library experience and at least three years in a responsible administrative/supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to adapt to the needs and demands of member institutions and regional stakeholders. 
    • Demonstrated success in advocacy, policy, and legislative efforts at the local, county, and state levels. 
    • Financial experience with diverse public revenue streams and effective management of taxpayer funds. 
    • Experience working in a system or consortium with shared integrated library system.

Application Instructions

Please complete the application process by October 4, 2023. Finalists will be selected on October 24, 2023, and final interviews will take place on November 15, 2023 (with a backup date of November 17, 2023). Proposed start date is mid-January 2024.


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