Library Director - WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY (WI)
Waukesha Public Library seeks a Library Director who will embrace and champion WPL’s mission to provide – “a
welcoming and dynamic environment where citizens of all ages can find the inspiration, ideas, and information to reach their full potential.” Join
the City of Waukesha, the eleven-member Library Board, and the staff of this thriving municipal library as the Waukesha Public Library continues to
play its pivotal role as a library, community partner and arts center. Serving 92,560 people, WPL is a single 71,566 sq. ft. facility—stunningly
renovated and centrally located in an inviting park setting. With a team of 44.63 FTEs, a vital Friends group and a $3.9 million annual budget, the
Library circulates in excess of 1 million items annually to more than 50,000 registered cardholders. Opportunities for the new Director include
continued forward-thinking library services and programs, strategic planning, and exploring alternative funding streams to support additional
services. Nestled in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, the City of Waukesha and the region offer cultural and recreational amenities—providing ample
opportunity for a delightful blend of outdoor sports and art activities. Waukesha, ranked by Money Magazine as one of the “100 Best Places to Live,”
is also centrally located with convenient access to three major urban areas—20 miles from Milwaukee, 60 miles from Madison and 90 miles from Chicago.
For more information on the 2011 Wisconsin Library of the Year and the community, see Waukesha Links.
Responsibilities: The Library Director plans, organizes, directs, and controls all functions, operations, and
activities of the Library, either directly or through senior management staff. The Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and serves
as a City Department Head for the City of Waukesha. The Director, under general direction of and within the policies set by the Library Board, is
responsible for developing and presenting an operating plan, budget, and policies necessary to provide the optimal library service to community
residents. The Director provides direct supervision to and management of the Assistant Director, the Head of Children’s Services, the Head of
Program Development and Community Engagement, the Head of Operations, and the Administration Department. For the detailed job description, see Library Director.
Minimum Qualifications to be considered for the position include graduation from an ALA-accredited program with a
Master’s Degree in Library Science, the ability to qualify for and retain Grade 1 Wisconsin Library Certification, and a minimum of five years of
library work including two years of library management experience, human resources and marketing experience; or any equivalent combination of
knowledge, ability and skills as to perform the job effectively. Key knowledge, skills and abilities include a knowledge of public library
organization and administration; a knowledge of library laws and regulations; the ability to hire, train, supervise and motivate library staff;
the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations; the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with trustees,
elected officials, staff and community groups and stakeholders; knowledge of current library technologies; strong planning, organization and
executive leadership skills; and public speaking ability. Prior experience reporting to a governing Board and working in a public library are
Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $95,677 - $112,420 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a
meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller.
This position closes August 6, 2017.
BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES
4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS
CITY, MO 64111