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Lower Umpqua Library District - Library Director/District Manager

Posted: 12/23/2021
Salary​: $4,160 - $4,800 monthly, depending on qualifications
Location: Reedsport, OR


Position open for Library Director/District Manager

Application for consideration is best submitted by 1/20/22 as the board will begin interviews the following week.


About the position:

The Library Director utilizes their judgement and professional expertise to plan and direct library services in the Lower Umpqua Library District including collection development and programming. They work extensively with staff, volunteers, the Lower Umpqua Library District Board of Directors, the Friends of the Reedsport Library, and others in and outside the district to ensure the library continually evolves to meet community needs.

The District Manager prepares the budget, keeps the books, and manages the special taxing district.


About the Community:

The Lower Umpqua area in Oregon is a tourist destination. If you like hiking, kayaking, ocean and river fishing, 4-wheeling, or a walk on the beach, this is the position for you. Our neighborhood includes the Pacific Ocean, the Umpqua and Smith Ricers, miles of sand dunes and hiking trails. Reedsport, the District's largest town, has a population of 4,300. Twenty-five minutes north is Florence with 9,300 residents and thirty minutes south is the Coos Bay area with 26,000 residents. Eugene is 1.5 hours east and Portland is 3.5 hours northeast.

About the Library:

The Lower Umpqua Library District has 6,700 residents and includes the towns of Reedsport, Winchester Bay, Gardiner, and Scottsburg. The benefits of being a special taxing district are stable funding, working with a five member Board, and the ability to be creative since we are our own entity. Three additional employees have and FTE of 1.65. A strategic five-year plan developed in 2019 is 90% complete.

The library is the communal focal point with numerous programs and activities. Our community loves their library and steps up to the plate when any needs arise.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors/Masters Degree preferred in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and two years of library experience. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


This position offers a starting salary of $4,160 - $4,800 per month depending on qualifications and experience plus a competitive benefit package (health insurance, personal leave, retirement, etc.)


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Interested applicants may apply by submitting a letter of application and resume or curriculum vita to:

 Lower Umpqua Library District
Attn: HR
395 Winchester Avenue
Reedsport, OR 97467