[Michlib-l] Director - Allegan District Library closes June 6

marianne marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com
Tue May 24 12:10:48 EDT 2016

Don't miss this excellent opportunity - applications received by 5 pm 
(EDT) on Monday, June 6 will receive first consideration!

*Director Allegan District Library*, *Allegan, MI*

An exciting opportunity to take a well-respected library to the next 
step in providing outstanding service! The Board of Trustees of the 
Allegan (MI) District Library seeks a visionary leader who will continue 
the tradition of a positive, collegial culture to become the Library’s 
next Director.  The Allegan District Library is an independent governing 
unit, serving a population of over 17,000 with an operating budget of 
nearly $600,000 and a staff of 14 (3 with MLIS degree).  The original 
Carnegie building is poised for a major addition and renovation in late 
2016 (for more details visit: 

Allegan, located in southwest Michigan, is a charming community with an 
unbeatable combination of a historic atmosphere and a civic-minded 
approach to life. The riverfront boardwalk, charmingdowntown, and 
friendly citizens give Allegan its small town ambiance.  Comfortable 
driving distances to Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Chicago allow easy 
access to the amenities of larger cities.

Additional information about the Library may be found at 
www.alleganlibrary.org <http://www.alleganlibrary.org/>.

To learn more about the community, visit www.cityofallegan.org 
<http://www.cityofallegan.org/>and www.positivelyallegan.com 
*The position** *requires* a Masters degree in library science or 
library and information science from a program accredited by the 
American Library Association *and *a**minimum of four (4) years 
post-degree experience in a professional public library position, of 
which at least two (2) years have been in a position of administration 
and supervision in a public library.
*The successful candidate will **have a thorough knowledge of all facets 
of public library service; an enthusiasm for and understanding of 
small-town librarianship; the ability to manage and prioritize multiple 
projects; excellent 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 with a library building or renovation project is highly 
desirable.Familiarity with a district library governance and knowledge 
of Michigan library law would be a plus.

A full position description is available here:Allegan Library Director 
*Compensation: **From $60,000, dependent on experience and educational 
qualifications. Excellent benefit package.
*Applications** *received by 5 pm EDT June 6, 2016 will receive first 
consideration*. *Electronic submissions required*. *Interested 
individuals should forward a cover letter _that specifically addresses 
the position requirements_, a resume, and three professional references 
with complete contact information.*

Electronic submissions and requests for additional information should be 
directed to Marianne Hartzell at marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com 
<mailto:marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com>or via telephone at (517) 

Marianne Hartzell, Consultant
marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com

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

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