Library Director

The Salina Public Library is seeking a Library Director who is an innovative, energetic and community-minded leader. The ideal candidate will provide leadership that produces positive relationships with the public, the library’s partners in the community and library staff.

Our collection is composed of more than 280,000 items; approximately 500,000 items are circulated annually. Essential qualities include:

Position Description

The Library Director oversees the daily operation of the library; orientation of and advising the Board of Trustees; planning and evaluation of services; policy development and implementation; budget development and management; decision making on personnel along with Department Heads; collection development direction; public relations and programs; staff training and continuing education; hiring and evaluation of department heads; coordination of all operations. To see a complete position description please follow this link .

Library Information

The Salina Public Library’s mission is: Connecting people to information, learning and culture.

With a annual budget of more than $3 million and strong community support, the library employs a staff of 32 full-time and 19 part-time employees. In addition to the traditional role a library plays in a community, the Salina Public Library is also home to the Community Learning and Skill Sharing (CLASS) program. CLASS includes approximately 130 classes and 2000 participants annually. The Salina Public Library is independent of the City of Salina; the Library Director reports directly to the Library Board of Trustees and creates a budget independent of the City of Salina. More information about Salina Public Library can be found at :

The City of Salina is home to about 50,000 friendly people. Salina is full of pleasant surprises. This community is all about kids and family fun, from Kansas’ newest zoo to more than 700 acres of parks and an exciting water park. You’ll discover a strong arts presence throughout the community and even more surprises with our museums, cultural events, sports facilities, restaurants and shops. To learn more about our community, refer to this web page for visitors guide.

Required Education and Experience

A Masters in Library Science degree and a minimum of five years public library managerial/supervisory experience.

Salary range and Benefits

Starting annual salary range is $75,000 to $80,000, depending on skills and experience. There is an excellent benefit package which includes Kansas Public Employees Retirement program, health, dental and prescription plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Manager at:
Priority will be given to applications received by August 1. The position will remain open until filled. The Salina Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.