Library Director
Library District #1 Doniphan County, Kansas

Job Posting

Library District #1 Doniphan County, Kansas is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate leader to serve as the Library Director. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and education in library management, budget development, and operations.

The Library Director must be personable, friendly, and outgoing and must also exhibit adaptability, flexibility, and innovative thinking to advance programs, increase patron usage, and implement new ideas and technologies. Critical job responsibilities include community advocacy and outreach, relationship building, and program development. The library director must also provide leadership in the training, motivation, and professional development of staff and volunteers.


Will consider candidates with a bachelor’s or graduate degree relevant to library science, management, or administration. Preference may be given to those with a master’s degree in library science but will also consider those with education in other areas that may be relevant to the work of directing the programs, operation, budget, and personnel of a library.


Prefer substantial experience and successful job history in library operations, budget development and implementation, personnel management, and program development. Prefer experience in working with a board of directors and establishing community and municipal relationships.

This is a full time, salary exempt position that reports directly to the Board of Trustees. The hiring range for this position is $43,500 to $47,500 dependent on level of education and experience. Benefits include health insurance, a retirement plan, and paid time off. Applicant screening and interviews will begin as soon as possible, and this position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to

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About Us

Library District #1 Doniphan County currently has library branches in Troy, Highland, Wathena, and Elwood. Funding is provided by taxes levied independently of the city or county. The library has an annual budget of approximately $450,000 and a staff of 7 full-time and 6-8 part-time employees. Doniphan County is located just across the river from St. Joseph, Missouri. The Kansas City metro area is about a 45-minute drive.