[Michlib-l] Brighton District Library - position closes February 26

Marianne Hartzell marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com
Fri Feb 19 09:02:35 EST 2016




*If you believe the library should be the heart of the community, then 
you may be the right person to serve as Director of the Brighton (MI) 
District Library! *Due to the retirement of the current director, the 
Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced administrator with a proven 
record of financial and personnel management, and who is committed to a 
collaborative, collegial approach.The successful candidate will be an 
energetic and dedicated professional, well-versed in current and 
emerging trends and best practices in library services.

Still retaining the charm of a small town, Brighton offers the amenities 
of “big city“ life, including a variety of housing options, an excellent 
school system, access to higher education opportunities, numerous 
cultural attractions, and beautiful recreation areas.Brighton is located 
in a growing area of southeast Michigan, within easy driving distance of 
Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Lansing.As evidenced by the recent passage of a 
millage levy with 72% approval, the library enjoys outstanding community 
support.BDL serves a population of 43,000 with a budget of just over $2 
million and a staff of 65 (20 MLIS) who take pride in providing 
excellent customer service.To learn more about the Brighton District 
Library and the community visit: http://www.brightonlibrary.info_._

*Position requirements:*A graduate degree in Library and Information 
Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a 
minimum of seven (7) years of post-degree employment in a public 
library, of which at least four (4) years have been as an executive or 
senior manager; possession of, or the ability to obtain upon hire, a 
Level I Michigan professional certificate; a comprehensive knowledge of 
public library management and fiscal practices; experience with budget 
management of comparable size and complexity; excellent interpersonal 
and human resource abilities; experience in library renovation projects; 
and a proven record of leadership.

Additional requirements include strong verbal and written communication 
skills; the ability to develop and articulate a vision for library 
service and inspire others; a thorough understanding of library 
technology and its applications; and a collaborative style that will 
continue the library’s tradition of a teamwork environment. Experience 
in district library management would be a plus.

For a complete position description visit: 

*Compensation*: from the low $70s, dependent on qualifications and 
experience; benefit package that includes: health & life insurance, 
deferred compensation & retirement option.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is 
filled, but those received by 5 o’clock pm (EST) on February 26, 2016 
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
phone: 517-719-3487
fax:   517-324-3637

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