[Michlib-l] Library Director job opening - West Branch, MI

Emily Boersen emily at westbranchlibrary.org
Mon Jul 23 10:37:35 EDT 2018

Deadline for first consideration of this great opportunity is less than two
weeks away!


The Board of Trustees of the West Branch (MI) District Library is inviting
applications for the position of Director.  This gem of a library is located
in a recently expanded and renovated 10,000 square foot building in the
heart of the downtown area.  The West Branch District Library serves a
population of just under 10,000 with a budget of about $300,000 and a staff
of three (3) full-time and three (3) part-time employees.  As a district
library, the Library is an autonomous governmental unit that has a dedicated
millage.  A member of the Valley Library Consortium, the Library
participates in a shared automation system using SirsiDynix - Horizon  The Library enjoys excellent community support and prides itself
on a strong Friends of the Library organization, an active Board of
Trustees, and a professional, friendly staff.

West Branch is located in beautiful Ogemaw County in northeast Michigan,
which abounds in lakes, streams, hiking trails, and countless recreational
activities.  Just off I-75, West Branch is easily accessible.


For additional information about the Library, visit
<http://www.westbranchlibrary.org/> www.westbranchlibrary.org.  To learn
more about the community, visit  <http://www.westbranch.com/>
www.westbranch.com and  <http://www.wbacc.com/> www.wbacc.com.


The position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university; a Master's degree in library science or library and information
science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is
preferred.  In addition, the position requires a minimum of three (3) years
of increasingly responsible experience in a professional 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 be a
community - oriented individual who values the opportunity to interact with
the public as a hands-on director; is flexible and energetic; has strong
communication skills and is comfortable with public speaking; has a
comprehensive understanding of library finances and budgeting; and has an
overall understanding of current public library operations and services.
Successful experience in working with Friends of the Library and in
fund-raising and/or grant writing is desirable.  A complete position
description is available at:


Salary: $40,000 - $48,000 dependent on experience and educational
qualifications; excellent benefit package


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those
received by 5 o'clock pm (EDT) on August 5th, 2018, will receive first
consideration. Electronic submissions required.  Interested individuals
should forward a cover letter that specifically addresses the position
requirements, a resume, two references with contact information, as well as
two letters of recommendation to the library director at
emily at westbranchlibrary.org <mailto:emily at westbranchlibrary.org> .



Emily Boersen


West Branch District Library

119 N. Fourth Street

West Branch, MI 48661

p | 989.345.2235  f | 989.345.8735

 <mailto:emily at westbranchlibrary.org> emily at westbranchlibrary.org


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