Barneveld, WI: Library Director, Barneveld Public Library

The Barneveld Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a creative, energetic, outgoing, self-motivated, and organized individual to provide leadership, maintain, and enhance library services.

The newly renovated library re-opened in late 2015 and is located one block from the public school. The busy facility is open 46 hours per week, maintains a collection of just over 12,000 items, and has increasing circulation of over 20,000 items a year. The library is also fortunate to have an active Friends group and widespread community support. The library serves approximately 3200 people living both in the growing Village of Barneveld and the surrounding area.

Under the direction of the nine-member Library Board of Trustees, the library director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in compliance with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the regulations of the State of Wisconsin. For a full job description, please visit

Applicants must be comfortable with computers and technology and be eligible for a Grade 3 Wisconsin Public Library Certification (requires 54 semester credits from an accredited college or university, half must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences) and be prepared to take courses for the State of Wisconsin certification.

The Library Director position is currently 32 hours a week. The wage range is $15 to $17.50 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits include: accruing sick leave, paid holidays, personal time, paid vacation, deferred compensation, life and disability insurance.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and job application to:
bpruchti at, or
Brian Ruchti, Board President
Barneveld Public Library
107 W Orbison St
Barneveld WI 53507

A job application may be picked up at the Barneveld Public Library or online at

The Board will begin the candidate review on January 18, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.


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