[Michlib-l] job posting, children's services

Melissa Malcolm melissa at lib.lapeer.org
Thu Jun 13 10:55:15 EDT 2019

The Lapeer District Library is seeking an experienced, creative and
enthusiastic department head for children’s services.  The job site for
this posting is at the Marguerite deAngeli Branch, but the person in this
position travels to the smaller branches to directly administer collection
development for the children’s collection  and to work with branch staff on
the provision of excellent children’s services.  (There is a separate story
time leader for the six smaller branches.)  Currently the person in this
position is scheduled to work  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from
8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  The children’s
services department head also provides direct supervision on every fifth
Saturday at the  deAngeli Branch from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Other evening
and weekend hours will be required to provide the programming needed within
the library system.   The weekly schedule could change depending upon the
candidate and the library's staffing and programming priorities.

In addition to serving as the children’s librarian at the main branch
(Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library), the person in this position is
responsible for development of the children’s collections at the six small
branches within the library system and for providing guidance to the branch
staff regarding children’s services.

Job description for a department head is here:

Other qualities required?  enthusiastic and positive interactions with
children and the adults who love and care for them; kindness; empathy;
sense of humor; tech savvy; ability to create own marketing tools and press
releases; desire to make outreach to the community a priority; leadership
role in county’s focus on early literacy; innovative programming; risk taker

Please submit a letter of interest and resume, along with three
professional references to Melissa Malcolm (melissa at lib.lapeer.org) by
5:00pm on Monday July 1, 2019.  This position is also posted on the MLA
Jobline site.

 Credentials may also be mailed to:

 Melissa Malcolm, Library Director

Lapeer District Library

201 Village West Dr S

Lapeer, MI 48446

Hours: 40 hours per week.  Includes evenings & weekends.

Salary range:  Starting salary is $45,000.  Salary may be negotiated at a
higher starting rate based on experience.

Benefits: health & dental (employee contributes 20% of medical and 10% of
dental),  retirement (MERS defined benefit); 457 plans;  short- and
long-term disability insurance; paid time off (PTO)

Melissa A. Malcolm
Library Director
Lapeer District Library
201 Village West Dr S
Lapeer, MI 48446
melissa at lib.lapeer.org
810.664.9521 <callto:810.664.9521> ext. 3113
"If liberty and justice mean anything, then access means everything." --
Charles Ogletree
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