Application Instructions

The Silver Lake Public Library maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with their employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment with the library will be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Application forms may be picked up at the front desk or the application for employment form can be printed off and returned to the library. Deliver your completed forms to the Silver Lake Public Library:

In person: 203 Railroad St, Silver Lake, KS 66539

Mail to: Silver Lake Public Library Attention:  Director   PO Box 248, Silver Lake, KS  66539 

Email to:  Director:  director@silverlakelibrary.org  

Application form

Open Position: Library Director

The Board of Trustees of Silver Lake Public Library seeks an energetic, creative, self-motivated Library
Director for a dynamic rural library serving a family-friendly community. Located just 13 miles
northwest of Topeka, Kansas. Silver Lake affords easy access to larger city amenities.
The successful candidate will be a community-oriented individual who interacts with the library board,
town agencies, and community groups to promote library/community relations. The Director shall
manage budgets and staff, grants, and library operations. Excellent communication and computer skills
are necessary. This is a 40 hour per week position and may include some evenings and Saturdays.
Schedule is flexible. Paid holidays included.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Completed not less than two academic years of full-time study in an
approved college or university, plus progressively responsible library administrative experience. The
applicant will have a good practical working knowledge of networked computers and Microsoft Office
software. Experience in public services and dealing with the public. Familiarity with library organization
and operation. PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree (does not have to be library-related).
Entry Salary: $35,000-$40,000 based on education and experience. A stipend for health insurance can be
Learn more about the library at: https://www.silverlakelibrary.org/
Position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should send
via email attachment a completed application form, resume and cover letter referencing “Library Director” to: Cathy Newland
at: director@silverlakelibrary.org