Library Director

Library Name:
Williams County Public Library, Bryan, Ohio
Contact Name:
Jeff Yahraus
Contact Email:
Job Description

Job Summary:

The Williams County Public Library (WCPL) Board of Trustees seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, progressive, and engaged leader to serve as director for our library and manage 36 employees. Located in Northwest Ohio, the library is a progressive and busy library serving Bryan and Williams County with seven locations. The library operates with a combination of Public Library Funds from the State of Ohio and two property tax levies for an annual budget of $2.2 million dollars.

Our community offers residents an affordable cost of living, strong schools, excellent medical facilities and a vibrant art scene. Cultural and environmental amenities include excellent parks, a strong theatre and arts presence, state parks and historic sites. The Main Library is located in Bryan, Ohio, an historic community that’s home to the historic county courthouse, and home to many large business and factories including the world famous Spangler Candy Company, makers of Dum Dum suckers. Williams County is within three hours of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus. The area is home to great restaurants, coffee shops, local Farmer’s Markets and live music.

Director’s Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Director oversees the daily operations of the library and exercises authority with regard to personnel, financial management, strategic planning, building management, collection development, library automation and expanding information technologies, purchasing, and community relations. The Director administers all aspects of library service with a high level of independent responsibility and accountability and is in compliance with all applicable laws, policies and decisions of the library board. A complete job description is available on the library website at


The salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum education is a Master of Library & Information Science degree from an ALA Accredited school, or like degree. The position is covered by the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS). The library has a generous benefit package including:

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
Paid Vacation, personal days
Sick Leave
Work-life balance
Professional membership in ALA, PLA, OLC
Access to professional development

Application Process:

Electronic submissions are preferred and emailed to:
Paper copies may be mailed to:

Jeff Yahraus, Director
Williams County Public Library
107 East High Street
Bryan, OH 43506

All submissions must include:

Letter of Interest
Professional resume

WCPL Mission Statement:

The Williams County Public Library exists to enhance and enrich the lives of all citizens of the county through accessible and broad information and entertainment services.

Additional Information (links):

Detailed Job Description
WCPL History
Library Website

Questions regarding the application process, please contact Jeff Yahraus, Director at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Education & Experience Requirements:

Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university
Professional public library experience
Supervisory experience
Meet requirements for OLC Certification
Preference is given for previous experience as a public Library Director or upper-level management
Valid Driver’s license