Volunteer & Employment Opportunties

Employment Opportunities

Library Director

Williams County Public Library

Bryan, Ohio

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 in seven locations.

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 here: https://mywcpl.org/content/job-description-wcpl-library-director

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Master of Library & Information Science degree from an ALA Accredited school (preferred). The position is covered by the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) and includes a generous benefit package.

Electronic submissions (letter of interest, resume, references) are preferred and emailed to:  jeff@mywcpl.org

Paper copies may be mailed to:

Jeff Yahraus, Director

Williams County Public Library

107 East High Street

Bryan, OH 43506

Questions regarding the application process, contact Jeff Yahraus, Director at jeff@mywcpl.org

No telephone calls.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Volunteer Opportunities

As an employer the library offers an attractive work atmosphere, flexible hours, and access to thousands of library materials. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, or use the skills you already have.

Library Assistant Volunteers 
Genealogy/Local History Assistant
Read-to-Me Listeners

Library Assistant Volunteers [All WCPL Locations]
Volunteer commitment: as available
Due to our decreased funding the library has had to make drastic cuts in public service staff.  Many of the "non-public service" duties that staff had to do, like straightening shelves, cleaning, and keeping the library looking nice are difficult to accomplish with our smaller staff.  Job duties would include straightening, dusting, general cleaning of public areas, and various other non-public service duties.  Hours are flexible and you can volunteer for as much time as you like.  Contact your local Williams County Public Library for more information.

Genealogy/Local History Assistant [Local History Center - West Annex/Bryan]:
Volunteer commitment: 10 hours per week
Do you enjoy history or researching genealogy?  Volunteering in our local history department may be just the thing for you.  Job duties include:  answering patron questions, assisting with the microfilm reader/copier, locating materials for patrons, answering phones, database entry, obituary research, and newspaper index research.  The volunteer will receive training from the Local History Manager.  Hours are flexible.  Contact Jared Schnee at 833-633-7323 ext 275 for more information.

Read-to-Me Listeners [Main Library, Bryan; Edgerton Branch; Pioneer Branch; Stryker Branch]
Volunteer commitment: 15 minutes
Help children sharpen their reading skills by listening to them while they read aloud. Children can use this program to help reduce fines they have on their library card, or do it just for fun. The volunteer will have a scheduled session with a child for 15 minutes.  Librarians handle all scheduling. Volunteers can sign up for as much time as they wish.  Job requirements:  ability to work with children.

For more information and to volunteer contact:
Libby Daniel [Main Library, Bryan] at 833-633-7323 ext 243
Jared Schnee [Local History Manager] at 833-633-7323 ext 275
Shanea Herman [Edgerton Branch] at 833-633-7323 ext. 289
Katie Grine [Pioneer Branch] at 833-633-7323 ext.293
Connie Aeschilman [Stryker Branch] at 833-633-7323 ext. 297