Job Opportunity: Library Director for the Ashland Public Library

Job Opportunity: Library Director for the Ashland Public Library

By on Jun 21, 2023 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Hiring, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition |

The Ashland Public Library [APL], located in Ashland County, Ohio is seeking an accomplished leader to serve as their next Director. This dynamic leadership position reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the executive administration of the organization. The Director will provide sound operations and fiscal management while prioritizing patron satisfaction, community collaboration and engagement, employee relations, and staff development.

Learn more about the opportunity here.

About the Library and Community

Founded in 1892, the Ashland Public Library has been the cultural hub of the community. On top of historically providing a wide range of services beyond just books, newspapers, music, and movies, the library has drastically expanded its services and resources recently. The single, main branch is located in the city of Ashland, Ohio and completed a significant renovation in 2016 which created a centralized service desk and expanded the children’s area. APL’s mission is Connecting people with ideas, information, and inspiration. For more information about the library, follow this link.  













Located between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Ashland is a cozy, tight-knit rural community with a growing main street district featuring boutiques, gift shops, restaurants, and other attractions. The area also boasts many beautiful outdoor parks, preserves, and other natural recreation areas. The city is the seat of the county and hosts many seasonal music, arts, cultural, sporting, and youth events. For more information about the community, take a look at this great video.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science [MLIS], education, public administration, or other relevant field is required.
  • Five or more years of experience in library operations management.
  • Experience with fiscal oversight of an annual budget.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with trustees, civic/community partners, local businesses, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience improving facilities, collections, programs, and team members.

A generous compensation package includes a competitive starting pay range minimum of $85,000; healthcare benefits include generous paid time-off allowances; medical, dental, vision, and pension plans; 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.