Library Job Openings

Director – Carbondale City Library

The Carbondale City Library, located in Osage County, Kansas and 12 miles south of Topeka, the State Capital, is looking for a new Director.  The Library is an accredited member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and serves thousands of people throughout northern Osage County.

The library Director is responsible for the overall operations and administration of the library.  The Director must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, public officials, community organizations and groups, and the general public.  The Director keeps the Board apprised of current and future trends in library services, and recommends appropriate library policies for Board adoption.  We seek someone who is organized, enthusiastic, good with people of all ages, and can manage a budget responsibly.  The Library will soon be moving into a new building and is looking for the right person to help lead us into the future.

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Working Conditions:

This is a full-time (currently 32 hours/week) position.  Weekend and evening hours may be required as needed to fulfill the duties of the position. 


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.  Previous professional work experience in public libraries desired.

Wages and Benefits:

Hourly wage is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and nine paid holidays.

Carbondale City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2020; open until filled.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: Carbondale City Library, Attn: Chris Courtwright, PO Box 330, Carbondale KS  66414.  Electronic submission acceptable; please send materials to: