Hennepin County- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home to Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis, Hennepin County is a
lively blend of sophisticated city, attractive suburban and peaceful
small-town settings. Hennepin County Library (HCL) is a nationally
recognized library system committed to customer-centered services,
collections, electronic access and resources, and educational
programming throughout the community. HCL serves 1.1 million residents
with one showcase central library and 40 vibrant regional and community
libraries. With a collection of five million representing 40 languages,
HCL is a leader in technology, literacy, job and career programs, and
Committed to lead one of the best library systems in the nation, the
Library Director will shape the future of Hennepin County Library’s
services, building and facilities. By applying your expertise and
experience, you will provide direction and guidance to ensure excellent
library services for a growing and changing Hennepin County.
The Hennepin County Library Director shapes the future of Hennepin
County Library’s services, buildings and facilities.
The Library Director will lead the Library’s strategic direction by:
Promoting lifelong learning among Hennepin County citizens.
Providing leadership in piloting new initiatives in areas such
as technology and outreach to immigrant and refugee populations.
Envisioning how to best offer lifelong learning and reference
resources to our citizens in light of rapid technological
Expanding partnerships with other county departments, the
business community and educational institutions.
Fostering an adaptive and diverse organization.
You’ll also enjoy work/life benefits that few organizations can match.
Impressive benefits include generous paid time off including 11 paid
holidays per year, health care savings plan, pre-tax expense accounts,
fitness and wellness classes, a defined benefit pension plan (PERA) and
We welcome candidates to apply who have a Master’s degree in Library
Science from an ALA accredited program and seven (7) or more years of
professional experience including at least five (5) years of experience
in library management or supervision of professional staff. The salary
range for this position is $115,296 to $144,708. By state statute, the
Library Director pay range maximum is currently capped at $144,700.
Hennepin County is requesting an exception to this statute to increase
the pay range maximum to $160,000.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. November 14, 2008.
Questions may be directed to Lisa.McFerrin@co.hennepin.mn.us or at 612-
348-7667. For your convenience, here is a Library Director Brochure.
To view the complete job description and learn more about this
position, and apply online, visit us at:
Leanne Rajtar, Recruiter
Hennepin County Human Resources
A400 Government Center, Mail Code 040
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Phone: (612) 348-9045
Visit us at hennepin.jobs
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