Job Posting () - Marshall

Exciting opportunity in a vibrant, diverse, rural community, the Marshall-Lyon County Library (MLCL) is
looking for an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented Library Director to lead the MLCL library
forward in new directions. Located on the Redwood River in southwest Minnesota, Marshall is a
regional hub and a known leader in industry, health care, education, and technology, and has been
named “One of the Best Small Towns in America.” Marshall is home to Southwest Minnesota State
University, a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and
professions. MLCL serves a population of 22,000 with the main library in Marshall, two branch libraries,
and an outreach service. The city-county library is well supported with information technology, has the
KOHA automation system, an annual budget of $825.000, a staff of 9.50 FTEs, and is a member of the
Plum Creek Regional Public Library System. There is also an active Friends of the Library group and the
MLCL Foundation, which raise additional funds for the library. The library moved into a new building in
2011 and added a new Children’s Wing which opened in 2015. The Library Director reports to and is
advised by a 9-member board of trustees. To view the full position description and follow links to more
information about the community, visit the library website at
Minimum requirements: MLS, ALA accredited preferred, successful management experience in libraries,
experience developing and managing a budget, valid driver’s license.
Preferred requirements: strong personnel management skills, evidence of strong communication skills
both verbal and written, management experience in a public library working collaboratively with local
government groups, fundraising and grant writing experience, ability to work well with a diverse
community, evidence of innovative programming, experience with an understanding of emerging
technologies in the information field.
Salary range: $64,126 - $85,508 DOQ, with excellent benefit package.
Send a completed application, supplemental questionnaire, resume with three references, and cover
letter to: Search Committee, Marshall-Lyon County Library, 201 C Street, Marshall, MN 56258 or email: Only complete application files will be considered. The Committee will
begin its review of candidates the week of October 19, 2015. Preference will be given to applications
submitted by that date, but the position will remain open until filled. The goal is to fill the position by
January 2016. EOE