The Langlois Public Library (LPL) currently is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. We are an equal opportunity employer.
The beautiful southern Oregon coast is home to LPL. Langlois itself is a small village with no local government. The Langlois 97450 zip code area and the boundaries of the Langlois library district include many properties outside the village, often 5 or more acres located on unpaved country lanes where deer and blackberries roam freely.
Because the library is essentially our only public building, it has been home to civic action meetings as well as club meetings. Story hours, travel lectures, talks by local authors, sing-alongs and other programs all take place in the library. We are looking forward to the end of the pandemic when we can gather in the library again for community and cultural activities.
For more information about Langlois, please visit worldfamouslanglois.com.
Though a small, rural library, we enjoy strong local support. Our distinctive facility was built through community action in 2002. LPL is managed by a publicly-elected LPL Special District Board to whom the Library Director reports. Funding comes primarily from a voter-approved property tax assessment. LPL participates in Coastline, a consortium of all the libraries in Curry and Coos counties which share resources through a common catalog.
The LPL Board is seeking a friendly, creative, dynamic individual to fill the position of Library Director. The Director will be responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Library Board. The Director will provide a leadership role within the library, the community, and the library profession and serve as the official representative of the library. Please see the Job Description here.
This is an exempt, salaried position starting at $27,500 per year.
In addition to administrative and people skills, library experience would be very helpful. The Board recognizes that many worthy applicants may not be well-versed in all the numerous and various duties a small library expects of its director. Thus the abilities to learn on the job and to benefit from training and constructive criticism are most desirable.
To apply for this position please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Cover letter including why you and LPL would be a good fit
2. Your resume
3. Completed application form [downloadable below in MS Word or PDF format] and Veterans' Preference Form if applicable.
We intend to begin reviewing applications by November 15, 2020.