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The Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, seeks a creative,
outgoing and community-minded Director to improve an already high level of
public service and lead the library and staff into the future. Elkhorn is a
community of 10,000 people located in Walworth County in southeastern
Wisconsin. With convenient access to major metropolitan areas (Chicago 75
miles, Milwaukee 45 miles, Madison 60 miles), Elkhorn boasts of small town
life where school, family & community live in harmony.

Matheson Memorial Library is an active member of the Lakeshores Library
System and the SHARE consortium, which includes libraries in Walworth,
Racine, Rock and Kenosha Counties.  The library?s total circulation (2019)
was 254,016 items, and has a service population of 25,112. The library has
an annual budget of $905,794  (2021) and 12 FTE staff. The library has a
Foundation that provides annual financial support and an active Friends
group.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and serves as the
chief executive officer of the library. The Director will successfully
manage the annual operating budget, implement and renew the strategic plan,
manage staff, enforce library policies, negotiate contracts, evaluate
future needs for the library building and grounds, and implement projects
and daily operations. This full-time, salaried position requires some
evening and weekend commitments. The ideal candidate will be innovative,
organized, and have excellent communication skills.

*Minimum Qualifications*

Master’s degree (MLIS) from an American Library Association
accredited program

Eligibility for a Grade 1 Certification from the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction

Three or more years of progressive management experience in a
public library

Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with strengths in
budgeting, personnel management, information technology (IT), leadership,
fundraising and outreach. We encourage Spanish speaking applicants to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names
and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

*Search and Screen Committee*

*MathesonLibrary@gmail.com <MathesonLibrary@gmail.com>*

Salary Range $62,000-68,000 annually, depending on experience and
qualifications. The city of Elkhorn offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including a health insurance plan, dental insurance, a retirement
plan (WRS), life insurance, 12 paid holidays, and accrued paid time off
(PTO).

*Application deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. *

Application screening will begin July 26. Desired start day is September
13, 2021. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. For more
information and a full job description, please visit our website at
https://www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us/wordpress/about-us/employment/