Seeking a Library Director

Seeking a Library Director 

OTTERBEIN PUBLIC LIBRARY -click on link for detail on how to apply

Job Desription

Position – Director

Full Time – 36 hours a week

Report to – Library Board

Overall Responsibility: To provide the highest quality customer service to the Otterbein community through the responsibilities and tasks listed below:


  • Responsible for the administration and management of the Library, with the direction and review of the Board.
  • Function as the administrative head of the library, including making recommendations regarding work conditions, salaries, and other related matters for all staff members.
  • Implement the policies adopted by the Board.
  • Attend all Board meetings except those at which his or her appointment, salary, or performance is discussed or determined.
  • Keep the Board informed of Indiana Laws and legislation.
  • Keep current on certification requirements and inform the Board of updates.
  • Assist the Board in the governance of the Library and recommend policy changes as needed.
  • Prepare an annual report of the progress of the Library and submit it to the Indiana State Library and the State Board of Accounts.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable about the Library and appropriate methods of operation.
  • Prepare the annual budget for Board approval.
  • Responsible for direction, supervision, education, evaluation, and discipline of personnel.
  • Represent the Library in negotiations, public relations, and other public events.
  • Establish a working schedule of all employees.
  • Recommend staff for hiring.
  • Manage finances of the Library.
  • Ensure that expenditures are within budget limitation.
  • Oversee the assets of the Library.
  • Plan the annual operations of the Library to fit into the Long-Range Plan.
  • Select and purchase books, movies, magazines, and related collections materials which best meet the needs and desires of the community.
  • Attend professional meetings and events that relate to the interests of the Library.
  • Purge collection of old/no longer used items.
  • Secure adequate publicity for Library activities.
  • See that necessary office and janitorial supplies are purchased.
  • Collect and record fines and fees from patrons.
  • Make use of the services and library consultants of the Indiana State Library.
  • Report regularly to the Library Board, the State Board of Accounts, and the general public.
  • Keep record of gifts and memorials.
  • Be discreet in public discussions of internal Library affairs.
  • Delegate tasks as needed.
  • Customer service
  • Circulation service
  • Reference service
  • Register and maintain patron accounts.
  • Promote a cooperative work relationship with other staff.
  • Provide a warm, hospitable environment for patrons.


  • Prefer a Bachelor Degrees or equivalent experience
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and pay for an Indiana Library Certification (LC4)
  • Maintain the Library Certification by obtaining 75 Library Education Units (LEUs) every 5 years.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. and carry boxes of books up and down stairs.
  • Understanding of library systems.
  • Passionate about Otterbein and care about the aspirations and future of our community.
  • Well organized and able to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to confidently handle conflict resolution.
  • Willingness to adjust and have a flexible schedule.
  • Knowledgeable in basic computer operations and emerging technologies.
  • Independent and self-motivated.

3rd Annual Murder Mystery Dinner

A little party never killed nobody…. PANIC AT THE DISCO 3rd Annual Murder Mystery Dinner, Fundraising Event Friday, February 17, 2017 7:00pm to 9:30pm Otterbein Public Library 23 East 1st Street, Otterbein, IN Theme & Dress Attire: 1970’s Disco Kings and Queens Silent Auction, Photo Booth & Games $25 Tickets …

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