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Director of Library Services

Director of Library Services

Kyle, TX, USA

Kyle, TX, USA

City of Kyle

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


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Director of Library Services

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The Kyle Public Library is in a transformative phase, shifting from a small-town library to a dynamic, modern library and is seeking a new Director of Library Services to lead this charge.  The next Director will have the opportunity to continue the transformation of the library and work with an already high-performing and productive team.


The City of Kyle is poised to be the largest city in Hays County. With a continuous annual growth rate of 10%, their population has multiplied tenfold since the 2000 census from 5,000 citizens to just over 52,300. Kyle is strategically located on I-35, between two top performing cities in Texas. Just 7 miles south of Austin and 39 miles north of San Antonio, Kyle is in an enviable position along this booming corridor.


Led by a full-time Director, the department is staffed with 14 employees, including an Assistant Director, two full-time librarians, a circulation supervisor, seven library assistants, and two part-time library clerks. The FY 23-24 annual budget for the department is $1.18 million.

The Kyle Public Library is currently working to obtain a bookmobile to extend services into the community.  In addition to the bookmobile, the department is working to develop standardized policies and procedures, and staff continues to focus on its collection division and cataloging procedures.  As Kyle grows, there is an appetite to create innovative programming, a new library facility, and other library offerings to complement Kyle’s other outstanding municipal services.


Reporting to an Assistant City Manager, the Director of Library Services provides leadership and management of the Kyle Public Library and all associated programming and services. The next Director will be empowered to create a shared vision of library services for Kyle’s future and will enjoy broad support from city management. Key responsibilities for the role include directing the day-to-day operation, management, and administration of the Kyle Public Library; creating a work atmosphere that inspires team members to be creative, innovative, valued, and successful; planning and implementing long-range goals and improvements for the library; and developing and managing the annual operating budget for the library, ensuring compliance with the City’s financial policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire and craft a shared vision along with the ability to execute change in a thoughtful and deliberate manner, building buy-in and excitement toward change; a continual dissatisfaction with the status quo, and an innovative spirit to create something better; and a proactive mindset with strong communication skills, along with a team orientation will assist the next Director in finding success.


The following are the minimum qualifications for the position of Director of Library Services:

  • Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited graduate school is required, or a degree in a directly related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Experience: At least three years of managerial experience in a public library.


The salary range for the Director of Library Services is +/- $175,000, with placement in the range dependent on qualifications. In addition, an excellent executive benefits package is provided including retirement provided by the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the City of Kyle; excellent insurance benefits including three health plan options, two dental plans, and vision coverage; vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays; tuition reimbursement; auto allowance; and compensatory time for its salaried employees for hours worked in excess of the normal work week.

The 2024 Benefits Guide can be found here.


To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé below. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong pool of stellar candidates has been established. 

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Greg Nelson | | (916) 550-4100

Bryan Noblett | | (916) 550-4100

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