The Barron Public Library seeks a dedicated and self-motivated leader to direct the operations of their library. The person hired will work in all areas of the library. Knowledge of staff scheduling, budget, and grant writing are preferred. The applicant must have strong computer and technology skills, and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude.

The library serves a community of 3,700 in northern Wisconsin. The Director reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining our collection and programming, managing the library budget, supervising and scheduling the library staff, and promoting the library within the City of Barron and the surrounding area.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with a minor in Library Science and advanced public library administration coursework, or 12 semester credits in the following areas: basic public library administration, advanced public library administration, organization and management of collections, and public and community services. Basic public library administration must be completed in the first year of employment.

This is a full-time, hourly position with a competitive salary and benefits package. The hourly rate is estimated at $21 to $23 per hour. Health, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, paid time off and additional benefits are available.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by May 3rd will be given priority consideration. Please send a cover letter and resume with three references to or mail to City of Barron, Attention: Liz Jacobson, 510 E LaSalle Avenue, Barron, WI 54812.