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    Library Director
    Indiana Free Library
    845 Philadelphia Street
    Indiana, PA 15701

    The Board of Trustees of the Indiana Free Library is seeking a high-energy, experienced leader with a commitment to exceptional library service. With an eye to the future, our director will offer visionary leadership with a desire to innovate with creativity and community -building. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in communication, networking, and team-building skills. Proven administration, fiscal planning and organizational accountability, public relations, human resources, facilities management, with experience in fundraising and grant writing is expected.

    The Indiana Free Library is located at the heart of Indiana County at the county seat, home of Jimmy Stewart, with the advantage of a university town and unique culture of a rural county. Indiana Borough recently completed major reconstruction of our 15,200 square-foot building on three floors, which is also shared by the Jimmy Stewart Museum. The service area of approximately 33,000 people spans the Indiana Area School District and receives support from the Indiana Area School District as well as Indiana Borough and White Township. The independent 501(c)3 corporation is governed by a 13-member board of trustees and is currently served with a staff of 12, with many active volunteers. The current annual operating budget is approximately $500,000. Library services and programs are enjoyed by currently over 17,000 cardholders and the library is well-supported by the community.

    Minimum requirements

    • A Master’s Degree in Library Science by an ALA-accredited institution
    • A minimum of three years of experience in library management as a senior manager, assistant director or director at a public library.

    Preferred experience in financial management, human resources, and reporting to a governing board.

    Salary level starts at between $55,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package.

    Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in .pdf format by December 31, 2023
    addressed to Search Committee Chair, by email to or apply online with same at Indeed.

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