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Career opportunity: Library Director / Chief Executive Officer

Career opportunity: Library Director / Chief Executive Officer

By on Feb 19, 2024 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Hiring, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition |

The Hamilton East Public Library [HEPL], located in central Indiana, is seeking an innovative leader to serve as their next Library Director / CEO. This dynamic leadership position reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the executive administration of the organization. The Library Director / CEO will provide sound operations and fiscal management while prioritizing patron satisfaction, community collaboration and engagement, and facilities and staff development.

Learn more about the role here.

About the Library and Community

The Hamilton East Public Library currently serves the four southeastern townships of Hamilton County, Indiana with branches in Noblesville and Fishers. The first library in Noblesville was supported by the Working Men’s Association and opened in 1856, and the first township library was opened in 1883. The current Noblesville Library was built in 1986 and the Fishers Library in 1993 with major renovations to both beginning in 2022 and continuing through this year. The Crossroads Discovery Center in the Noblesville branch houses a special collection dedicated to preserving and providing local and state history, genealogy, and family history. The Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library is a large creativity zone with a maker-in-residence and a wide variety of kits, equipment, and AV/digital lab space. HEPL is  also planning to build a third branch location in the near future. HEPL’s mission is to be their communities’ essential connector to information and ideas. For more information about the library, visit: hamiltoneastpl.org

Located just North of Indianapolis, Indiana, Fishers and Noblesville have vibrant, civic, business, and cultural districts that host many recreational activities with many amenities including public and private golf courses, the Belfry Theater, the Downtown Noblesville shopping and historic sightseeing, and an  extensive public park system, including Forest Park and Dr. James A. Dillon Park, the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and its Birdie Gallery, Hamilton Town Center, Morse Park and Beach, Geist Reservoir, and the Ruoff Music Center. The area  consistently receives strong marks for public safety, school systems, and accessibility, and is nationally-known as a great place to live, work, and raise families.

Position Qualifications and Compensation

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science [MLIS] is required.
  • Five or more years of experience as a Director or Branch Head of a large public library system.
  • LC1 certification [or obtained within 6 months of hire] is required.
  • Prior supervisory experience in the areas of Administration, Facilities, Finance, and Marketing.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with trustees, civic/community partners, local businesses, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience leading projects to enhance facilities, collections, programs, and team members.

A generous compensation package includes a competitive starting pay range minimum of $124,950; generous paid time-off allowances; medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement plan through the Indiana Public Retirement System; and more.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.