[Michlib-l] Albion District Library

marianne marianne at hartzell-mikaconsulting.com
Fri Jul 25 11:56:53 EDT 2014

Don't miss this opportunity - the initial application deadline for the 
position of Director of the Albion District Library closes on August 1!
The Board of Trustees of the Albion (MI) District Library is seeking an 
exceptional leader with a thorough understanding of public library 
service and the skills necessary to move this warm and friendly 
customer-service focused library forward.
The Albion Library is a district library with a dedicated source of 
funding and an independent Board of Trustees, an operating budget of 
nearly $600,000, a skilled and a dedicated staff of 18, including 4 
professional staff. The Library, located along the I-94 corridor in 
south central Michigan, serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 
over 12,000. Nestled among the forks of the Kalamazoo River, Albion 
features tree-shaded streets, turn of the century homes, and an 
abundance of parks and recreational opportunities. The campus of Albion 
College, a private, liberal arts college with approximately 1,700 
students, is just blocks from the Library and adds to the community’s 
diversity and energy. The Albion District Library and Albion College 
collaborate closely on projects of mutual benefit.
The position requires an MLS/MLIS from a graduate program accredited by 
the American Library Association. Additional qualifications include: 4 
years of professional library experience in a public library of which at 
least two years have been in a management or supervisory position; a 
thorough knowledge of public library service; proven experience in 
successful financial management; an understanding of technology and its 
application in public libraries; strong management skills; excellent 
communication and interpersonal relationship skills; and the ability to 
establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse 
groups. The successful candidate will have the ability to empower and 
inspire others and a passion for public library service. Experience in a 
millage or bond election is desirable.
Complete position description at: 
Salary: from $60,000 dependent on qualifications; benefit package
Additional information about the library can be found at 
www.albionlibrary.org and the community at www.forks.org and www.albion.edu.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those 
received by August 1, 2014 will receive first consideration. Electronic 
submission required; include a cover letter specifically addressing the 
position requirements, a resume, and three professional references with 
contact information (including email address).
Electronic submissions and requests for additional information should be 
directed to: 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

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