Library Director

Lincoln City Libraries (NE)

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska seeks a passionate leader to become the next Director of Lincoln City Libraries. The Libraries serve the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County from eight locations and a bookmobile and operate with a $12 million budget. The seven-member board of trustees is appointed by the Lincoln City Council and is committed to ensuring the Libraries provide literacy, learning, and literature to residents. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to innovative library services, champion the right to read, understand how to effectively and equitably engage a community, and be an active listener for and skilled developer of staff. The Libraries’ revenues come primarily from the City, with additional funds generated through the County, gaming revenue, and support from the state. They are also supported by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in ensuring the Libraries remain the crown jewels of the community. Key initiatives include overseeing the new central library project; maintaining and strengthening diplomatic ties with the city and community; moving the library’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts forward, and identifying ways to increase the public’s awareness of how the Libraries can improve their lives.