Library Director Job Description



LIBRARY DIRECTOR—up to 20 hours per week

LaValle Public Library in LaValle, WI seeks a dynamic director.

The library serves a village population of about 360 plus rural patrons.  The library is a member of the South Central Library System, and LINKcat, a shared automation system.



The director will be responsible for all management tasks related to the operation of the library.  These duties include, but are not limited to, personnel administration, facility and automation management, collection development, budgeting, planning,  programming, policy implementation and library advocacy.



Applicants must be eligible for Grade III library certification in the state of Wisconsin.  This certification requires a minimum of 54 semester credits, at least half of which must be in liberal arts and sciences, from an accredited college, university or technical college.  Must be willing to take additional library courses and continuing education as required to maintain certification.  The library coursework required for certification may be completed after hire.  The director must also be a self-starter, thoroughly competent with computers and technology skills, and possess strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.  Previous experience in a public library setting is preferred.



Salary starts at $14 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.  There are no health benefits.  


The position will remain open until it is successfully filled.  Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and application to:


Vera Mihlbauer, Library Board President

LaValle Village Hall

101 West Main Street

P.O. Box 13

LaValle, WI 53941


Applications can be picked up at the village clerk’s office at 101 West Main Street, LaValle from 8 AM to noon, or by email request at


Call the village clerk’s office from 8 AM to noon at 608-985-8383 for more information or to request an application.