[Michlib-l] Director - Superiorland Library Cooperative - application deadline October 1

marianne marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com
Thu Sep 17 01:19:32 EDT 2015


Superiorland Library Cooperative (Michigan)
The Superiorland Library Cooperative is seeking candidates for the position of Director.  The Cooperative focuses on collaboration and resource sharing among its 38 public library members in northern Michigan and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.  

The staff of 5 use an $850,000 budget to offer innovative technology strategies, access to electronic resources, technical training and support, public library consulting and to manage the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (UPRLC), an integrated library system, which serves 85 school, public, and tribal  libraries.

The Superiorland Cooperative is headquartered in Marquette, the largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and home to Northern Michigan University.  Marquette, located on the spectacular shores of Lake Superior, was named one of the “Ten Best Small Cities to Raise a Family” by Forbes Magazine (October 2010).  Northern Michigan is renowned for its four-season natural beauty and virtually endless recreational opportunities.

You can learn more about the Superiorland Cooperative and UPRLC at: http://joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/slc   and http://joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/uproc .

Position requirements:  A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of four years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in a public library; possession of or the ability to attain a valid Michigan driver's license and transportation for travel.

Additional requirements include proven fiscal and personnel management abilities; strong verbal and written communication skills; a thorough understanding of library technology trends and applications;  and, a collaborative, approachable personal style that will develop effective working relationships with Board members, library directors and trustees, staff, community and governmental groups and the general public.  The ability to lead an organization through change, to interact effectively with multiple constituencies, and to serve as an active representative of the cooperative within the region, state and nationally is essential. The Director is expected to share the cooperative’s belief that “Cooperation among members makes better library service possible and growth sustainable.”  Experience working with or reporting to a governing board is desirable.  Successful grant-writing desirable.  Contract negotiation and management experience, as well as ERate experience, is desirable.

The position requires frequent travel to member libraries and to statewide planning meetings and state and national conferences; some evening hours and some overnights travel.

For a complete position description click here.

Compensation: from $68,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; excellent benefit package which includes: health insurance; retirement plan; life insurance.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 5 o’clock pm October 1, 2015 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. 

Marianne Hartzell, Consultant
marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com

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

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