Director – Caldwell Parish Library – Columbia, LA


Caldwell Parish Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The Board of Trustees seeks an innovative Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its constituencies.

Caldwell Parish Library is located in Columbia, La. and serves a population of almost 10,000.  The library has a staff of six (4.50 FTE) and a budget for operations and collections exceeding $275,000. Columbia is an agricultural community and a traditional Main Street town that is home to the annual Louisiana Art and Folk Festival. The area offers many opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activities.

On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director:

·       Directs (including planning, supervising, organizing, and coordinating) operation of the entire library.

·       Acts as secretary of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for implementation of policies and decisions.

·       Develops long-range objectives & plans and initiates implementation of Board-adopted goals.

·       Responsible for and provides oversight of safety, the maintenance and security of facilities, systems, and grounds.

The successful candidate will possess a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college.  Attainment of a graduate degree in Library Science is preferred.  Also, for budgeting and accounting purposes, knowledge of computer bookkeeping programs is essential.

The position offers a competitive starting salary with paid vacation, holidays, personal days and paid medical insurance, and an excellent retirement system.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, resume and three professional references to:


Caldwell Parish Library Board of Trustees

ATTN:  Mr. Marshall Davis, Jr.  President

P.O. Box 1499

Columbia, La.   71418


The Caldwell Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, and national origin or non-job related disability.