The Hudson Area Joint Library (service population: 30,000) seeks a creative and energetic leader with an open collaborative spirit to plan, direct, and coordinate all library activities.

The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, innovative approaches for organizing and problem solving, and knowledge of library best practices, trends, budgeting and technology.

This position requires working with four municipalities (City of Hudson, Town of Hudson, Town of St. Joseph, and Village of North Hudson) represented by an eight-member board to whom you will report. Job responsibilities also include developing marketing strategies and partnering with library support organizations, area community groups and businesses.

Candidate requirements: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from ALA accredited university and eligibility for a Grade I Wisconsin Library Certificate, or meet eligibility requirements to obtain licensure within one year of hire date. Three years public library experience is preferred. A complete job description is included as part of the application material.

The annual salary range for the position is $70,000.00 – $105,000.00. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. An excellent benefit package including health insurance coverage and retirement benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System accompanies this position. Additional benefits and optional insurances are available.

Applicants must use the City’s application form. The application material and a position description are available on the library’s website in the Careers section. Applicants must also complete a supplemental questionnaire that is included in the application material. A pre-employment background check will be required.

Please submit the following items either in person or by mail addressed to: Library Director Application, c/o Barb Peterson, Hudson Area Public Library, 700 1st Street, Hudson WI, 54016

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. City of Hudson job application
  4. Supplemental Questionnaire
  5. List of three references

In the alternative, applicants may submit electronically to:

HudsonLibrarydirectorsearch@hudsonpubliclibrary.org

Deadline for submitting applications is 4:00 p.m. on February 12 , 2021. Interviews will be conducted during late March/early April, with an anticipated start date of May 31st, 2021.

Prior to the application deadline, questions about the application process can be directed to Barb Peterson at (715) 386-3101 x 306 or at the email address above.

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