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This dynamic and challenging position requires an MLIS degree and five years of public library administrative experience. The minimum salary is $104,000 per year. The review of applications will begin August 1.

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The Traverse des Sioux Library System is seeking an Executive Director. This dynamic and challenging position will manage a library system that serves libraries in a nine-county area around Mankato, Minnesota.  

The Executive Director reports to a 13-member Board of Directors. Member libraries include 20 public libraries (with nearly 40 branches), academic libraries, and school media centers. Services provided to member libraries include the Evergreen integrated library system, cataloging, delivery, interlibrary loan, continuing education, programming, and much more, managed by nine staff members.

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program is required, plus five years of public library administrative experience, including management, fiscal, and operational activities. The position also requires extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and a deep understanding of the services and programming needs for all types of libraries.

The position's salary range is $50-58 per hour or $104,000-120,640 per year, depending on experience. Generous benefits and leave policies offered.

Mankato is a major regional center that has been designated as a Metropolitan Statistical Area and has earned several livability awards. Recently, it was reported that Mankato’s economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation.

For the full job description and additional questions for all applicants, visit the Traverse des Sioux website. Resumes, cover letters, answers to additional questions, and references should be sent to The review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

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Zach Miller
Head of Communications

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