[Michlib-l] Director - Superior District Library

marianne marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com
Mon Jul 28 08:21:07 EDT 2014

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Board of Trustees of 
Superior District Library (headquartered in Sault Sainte Marie, MI) is 
seeking an energetic leader with a strong commitment to public library 
service and the skills necessary to direct a diverse and unique library 

This newly-formed (March, 2013) system, which encompasses 1,725 square 
miles in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula is an independent district 
with a representative Board of Trustees and dedicated funding.The 
Library's staff of 36 serve over 40,000 residents with eight (8) library 
facilities.An annual operating budget of nearly $1 million is derived 
primarily from a voted local tax.The system's award-winning libraries 
enjoy strong support in each of their communities

Known as the Northern Gateway to Canada, Sault Sainte Marie itself is a 
community of 15,000, home to the world famous Soo Locks, connecting Lake 
Superior with Lake Huron. The "Sault" and its neighboring communities 
are a long- time favorite of tourists, as well as home to the highly 
respected Lake Superior State University, a dynamic and fast- growing 
regional medical center, several modern industrial parks, and three 
airports.Anindustrious local work ethic and a minimal bureaucracy with 
strong community collaboration help to make the area both welcoming and 

On the eastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, you'll find a 
wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty, charming small town life, 
world-renowned landmarks, and over a thousand years of Native American 
history.The region's abundant natural beauty, nearby Great Lakes, 
extensive National and State forests, and limitless outdoor activities 
provide recreation opportunities during every season.Coupled with safe 
neighborhoods, lack of traffic congestion, affordable housing, extensive 
cultural activities, low cost of living, and modern and outstanding 
public and private educational facilities, it is a great place to live.

To learn more about the Superior District Library and the communities it serves visit: http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/index.html;http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/community.html;   http://joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/SDL/  andhttp://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/video%20links.html


*Position requirements*:Masters' degree in Library and Information 
Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a 
minimum of six (6) years of post-degree library employment, of which at 
least two (2) years have been in a management/supervisory position.

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of all facets of 
public library service; an enthusiasm for and understanding of rural and 
small-town librarianship; the ability to manage and prioritize multiple 
projects; excellent organizational and communications skills; strong 
financial management abilities; the ability to work effectively with 
other governmental agencies, civic and community groups, and the general 
public; and the ability to address challenges in a collaborative and 
creative manner.Experience in a successful millage or levy campaign is 
essential.Multi-outlet and district library experience is desirable and 
knowledge of Michigan library law would be a plus.

For a complete position description: 

*Compensation*: From $60,000, dependent on qualifications and 
experience; excellent benefit package, including a MERS defined benefit 
retirement plan.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is 
filled, but those received by 5 o'clock pm (EDT) on August 25, 2014 will 
receive first consideration. _Electronic submissions required_.To apply, 
submit a cover letter, which _specifically addresses_ the position 
requirements, your resume, and the names and contact information 
(including email address) of three (3) professional references to 
Marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com 
<mailto:Marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com>.

Marianne Hartzell, Consultant
marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com

Hartzell-Mika Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 4396
East Lansing, Michigan  48823

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