Preble County District Library

Preble County District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our library subscribes to the democratic American Library Association Bill of Rights which emphasizes serving all people and all viewpoints.

Preble County is on the Ohio/Indiana Border. It is a county of predominantly small businesses and farms. The cost of living is low and the atmospere is small town. It has a new branch of Sinclair Community College. It is a beautiful county with Hueston Woods State Park in the southern corner. Eaton is the county seat and has a population of about 8000. Richmond, IN is 20 minutes away, Dayton is about 30 minutes away and Cincinnati is about 50 miles from Eaton.

Preble County District Library has seven branches and an administrative office which is also home to our genealogical research center and a computer lab/meeting room. Our library catalog serves four of the county school systems as well as one of the independent public libraries in our county. Our focus is community service through outreach and cooperation.

Preble County District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Libraries subscribe to the democratic American Library Association Bill of Rights which emphasizes serving all people and all viewpoints equally.

Library Director Position

Preble County District Library is seeking a new director. Are you a positive, community-oriented individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for our library? The director manages a staff of 48 employees/35.13 FTE, with a total operating budget of approximately $2.5 million. In addition to ensuring efficient operation of the Library,the director is responsive to the changing needs of the community and develops/implements a strategic plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees; sets, plans,develops and implements overall goals; develops, prepares and oversees the Library's annual operating budget; and plans, allocates and monitors time, staff, equipment and other resources to ensure efficient delivery of quality services. The ideal candidate will be an effective team player and team leader; possess and demonstrate understanding of group dynamics; set high standards for personal and departmental performance; possess a strong participatory management style which values the contributions and diversity of dedicated and talented employees; and be an excellent communicator. Residency in the county within six months is required.

Minimum Qualification: Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits: $55,000-$60,000; DOQ; Membership in the ALA and OLC membership; Paid medical (full), dental (partial), and vision (partial) coverage; paid three week vacation first year; and sick leave benefits

Closing Date:

Resumes will be reviewed as received until position is filled. Priority consideration to those received before July 15, 2014.

Instructions for applying:

Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to pcdlsearchcommittee@oplin.org or Search Committee, Preble County District Library, Eaton, OH, 45320.

Here are more details about the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Criminal Background Check Policy
The Preble County District Library does a background check on all employees and volunteers who work in our library system.

If a candidates background check reveals any sexual misconduct and any felony criminal conduct they will be disqualified for employment.

Hiring Policy
Providing false or incomplete information at any step during the hiring process may result in the candidate’s disqualification for employment, withdrawal of the job offer, or termination.

Volunteer Positions Available

The Preble County District Library is always looking for reliable and courteous volunteers. Let us know what special skills you can bring to help serve with us.

Please contact your local branch or fill out the form below to find out how you can make a difference in your community!


Contact Information:
Camden :452-3142
Eaton: 456-4331
Eldorado: 273-4933
New Paris: 437-7242
West Alexandria: 839-4915
West Elkton: 787-4873
West Manchester: 678-8503
Preble County Room: 456-4870

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