Sep 072011

LIBRARY DIRECTOR    (search reopened)

The Platteville Public Library is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Library Director. Platteville is located in southwestern Wisconsin, an hour’s drive southwest of Madison. Platteville is home to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with an enrollment of 6,200 students. Platteville’s 2010 population is 11, 224.

The Library has an annual budget of $604,000 with four full-time employees in addition to the director and eight part-time staff. There are four teams: Children’s Services, Circulation and Support Services, Adult and Teen Services, and Outreach. The Coordinator of Adult and Teen Services has an MLS. According to Wisconsin Public Library Standards, the director is required to have a Master of Library Science degree and to possess/be eligible for a Grade I Wisconsin Library certificate.  The Platteville Public Library is an active member of the Southwest Library System (SWLS). Total 2010 circulation was 184,661. SWLS migrated to Autographics Agent Iluminar in Jan. 2011 with a “software as a service” arrangement. The Library Director functions as the System Administrator of Autographics for the library and as the cataloguer.

Applicants should possess:  at least five years of progressively responsible public library work experience including three years minimum in a responsible supervisory position and a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a strong background in contemporary library technologies including integrated library system management, content management systems and open source software for websites.

Qualified persons should submit a cover letter outlining specific qualifications for the position, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references addressed to Roger Morse, Library Board President in care of Jan Martin, City Clerk, Platteville City Hall, 75 North Bonson, Platteville, WI, 53818. Electronic applications are encouraged and should be sent to

Closing date for applications: Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 by 5 p.m. CST.


Salary:  $50,000 – $55,000 (negotiable) with an excellent benefit package. Salary will be reviewed after completion of a 6 month probationary period.