Employment Opportunities

Loudonville Public Library will occasionally be looking to fill vacant positions which will be posted here and elsewhere. Watch this space, the Library's Facebook page, local papers for postings regarding open positions. The Library ONLY accepts applications while a position is available and will retain applications for a period of six (6) months.

Library Director

The Loudonville Public Library is seeking an energetic and forward-thinking Director to lead and manage a committed and experienced staff and to oversee operations in a beautiful 26,000 square foot building. LPL has been recognized as a STAR library in the Library Journal Index seven times (2009 [x2], 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, & 2017) looking for someone to build upon this success and to capitalize on fantastic community support and a wonderful location right in the heart of downtown Loudonville. With state and local tax revenue in excess of $700,000, LPL is a school district library serving portions of Ashland, Holmes, Knox, and Richland counties. LPL also enjoys an active Friends group.  


Loudonville is nestled among scenic rolling hills and offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Loudonville is also within ½ hour of larger cities such as Ashland, Mansfield, Millersburg, Mount Vernon, and Wooster. More information about Loudonville and the Mohican area can be found at loudonvillechamber.com and discovermohican.com.  


The Loudonville Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Director that:

  • ·       Is committed to excellent customer service and to fostering a positive environment of staff development
  • ·       Understands the value of community involvement and who is prepared to be “the face of the library”
  • ·       Has experience in designing and implementing a strategic plan and who can establish effective avenues for community input
  • ·       Understands the unique nature of small town public libraries and its relevance to the materials, services, and programs that the library offers
  • ·       Can work effectively with a seven-member board and a staff of thirteen other employees
  • ·       Is ambitious and ready to take on new challenges, including non-traditional library services to fit the needs of the community
  • ·       Is focused on efficiency in operations and who can create an atmosphere of optimism and enthusiasm
  • ·       Has a passion for public library work and is prepared to be an advocate for public libraries at the local, state, and national levels



  • ·       MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program (current MLS/MLIS students will be considered)
  • ·       3-5 years of progressive supervisory/management experience in a public library setting (preferred)

Salary and benefits package will be negotiable and based upon the candidate’s experience and credentials.


Application procedure: Please send a cover letter and current resume along with contact information for three references to:


Loudonville Public Library

Attn: Kile Byington, Fiscal Officer

122 E. Main St.

Loudonville, OH 44842



Applicants who respond prior to June 4th will be given priority.