[Michlib-l] Library Director position open, Petoskey (MI) District Library

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Fri Aug 8 11:16:44 EDT 2014

Library Director - Petoskey (MI) District Library 


Petoskey, Michigan has been a destination for generations. Make it your
destination, too! The  <http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/> Petoskey District
Library's new Library Director will be a critical contributor to the
Petoskey arts and cultural community. The successful candidate will lead a
committed, talented staff and active, vital Friends of the Library bringing
innovation and creativity in generating new and effective library programs
and services for the 14,568 residents of the City of Petoskey, Bear Creek
Township, and Resort Township. Building on a new strategic plan outlining
core values, the Director, with a five-member Board of Trustees, a $1.2
million budget, and a stunning, new Library (2004), will work to implement
goals including, but not limited to, building relationships with surrounding
townships, expanding library hours, and developing the talents of a
dedicated team of library staff. 


 <http://www.petoskey.us/> Petoskey, MI, known for the famous "Petoskey
stone" and being the home to Ernest Hemingway for many years, overlooks the
shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in the Lower Peninsula. It's a
resort community of unmatched beauty and charm with all of the amenities of
a larger city. In addition to the arts and stellar public schools, Petoskey
is the county seat and offers outdoor recreation opportunities including
bike trails, boating, fishing and the Midwest's best downhill skiing. Emmet
County, organized in 1853, was known for years as L'Arbre Croche (Crooked
Tree)-so named by early French fur traders and missionaries for a tall tree
overhanging a high bluff used as a landmark for approaching canoes. Also
called "Land of a Million Dollar Sunsets," Petoskey has served as a
summertime destination for vacationing city residents for many years.
Tourism continues to be a major economic force and Petoskey is now a
four-season destination with outstanding shopping and views-and the
year-round home for many who enjoy its beauty and charm.  Petoskey is also
home to McLaren Northern Michigan (health care) and North Central Michigan
College. For more information about the Library, the Petoskey community and
the surrounding area, visit  <http://www.gossagesager.com/Petoskeylinks.htm>
Petoskey Links.


Responsibilities. The Library Director works at the pleasure of the Library
Board of Trustees and is the Library's chief administrator--responsible for
carrying out Board policy, developing strategic plans and directions, and
overseeing library operations.  Essential functions include: overall
management and organizational leadership; financial planning, resource
development and accountability; providing effective team development and
leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations
and community agencies; working effectively with elected officials at the
local, township and state level; and interacting with the media and the
community to project a positive image of the Library.  See
<http://www.gossagesager.com/petoskeyjobdesc.pdf> Library Director for the
complete job description, illustrative work activities and required
knowledge, skills, abilities.


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree in
Librarianship from an ALA accredited library school; and a minimum of five
years of administrative experience (or the equivalent). Essential attributes
and skills include: strong interpersonal skills; excellent writing,
communication and presentation skills; political acumen; collaborative and
team-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best
practices" relating to library programs, services and technology. See the
<http://www.gossagesager.com/Predindex.pdf> Predictive Index summary
completed by the Board for additional desired characteristics. Prior success
as a library director reporting to a policy making board is also highly


Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $68,000 -$80,000
(with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an
attractive benefits package.


For further information, contact  <http://www.gossagesager.com/> Bradbury
Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with
a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com> Jobeth Bradbury. This position
closes September 28, 2014.



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)


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