New Director Search

The ideal candidate will have proven financial and administrative skills as well as both the vision and commitment to lead a multi-branch library system in beautiful north central Indiana. The Starke County Library System includes four facilities and is a Class B library.

The Henry Schricker Main Library is located in Knox. The three branches are located in Hamlet, Koontz Lake, and San Pierre.

Knox is almost equidistant from Valparaiso and Plymouth, Indiana, on the scenic Yellow River. Starke County is an agricultural and recreational area with several trails and lakes.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, specifically addressing the position requirements, your resume, and the name and contact information (including email address) of three (3) professional references to Beth Lawrence, Board President, at: or

Education, Experience and Skills Required for this Job:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus five years of progressively responsible library administrative experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity
  • An Indiana Librarian Certificate 1
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library budgets, personnel management, library technology, and rural libraries
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and organizational skills
  • Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others to provide excellent service

Salary range is $45,000-$53,000 annually,  commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement, paid leave and optional deferred compensation.