Regional System Administrator  Excellent opportunity to lead a well-established federated regional public library system.  Headquartered in Fergus Falls, MN, Viking Library System covers six counties in west central MN serving a population of 124,000 people. Services are provided directly to the public through bookmobile and outreach services and indirectly through eleven independent member libraries. The system is funded through a combination of county, state, and federal resources.

 

Responsibilities: Serving as the chief administrative officer of the system, this position covers fiscal management; program development, implementation, and evaluation; personnel and operations supervisor. 

 

Requirements:  Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library program, five to seven years of professional public library experience including public library management of financial, administrative, supervisory and operational activities; an empathy for rural life and library service in a federated context.  Must successfully pass a criminal background check.  There are no internal candidates.   

 

Benefits:  Salary negotiable from $87,700; comprehensive benefits package including health insurance and Public Employee’s Retirement (PERA). Further information including a complete job description and application form can be found at www.viking.lib.mn.us/directorsearch. Applications accepted until position is filled; initial applicant review will begin May 27, 2019.  EOE