[Michlib-l] Position Available: Department Head, Adult Services

Donna Olson dolson at ssldl.info
Mon Jun 5 17:45:30 EDT 2017

Salem-South Lyon District Library is looking for a Head of Adult Services.
You will find the full posting <http://ssldl.info/about/library-employment>
attached. Contact us if you are interested!

*Department Head, Adult Services Librarian*
*Pay Range:*  Negotiable $43,685 - $59,762
*Benefits:*  Group Healthcare Plan with Flexible Spending account; Deferred
Compensation contribution;
paid holidays/vacation/sick/personal days
*Hours*:  Full-time. Includes some evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours
*Reports to:*  Library Director

The Salem-South Lyon District Library is seeking a full-time Head of Adult
Services.  The position requires the ability to engage the community, be
passionate about providing exceptional customer service, and have strong
managerial skills.

• Oversees the development and enhancement of services, programs and
collections of the Adult Department within the library and the community at
• Maintains current knowledge of traditional library services, and trends
in library services, programs, collections, and technology resulting in
excellent reference, technology, and reader’s advisory assistance to all
• Oversees Adult Department personnel.
• Ensures proper management and development of all Adult Department
collections and programming, using data collection tools
• Oversees recruitment, scheduling and training of Adult Department
• Actively seeks and applies for grants, awards, and alternative funding
• Works courteously and effectively with library customers and co-workers
• Committed to the mission, vision, strategic plan and goals of the Library
• Passionate about community engagement, outreach, the sustainability of
libraries and libraries as a welcoming place to work, study, read and meet
• Participates in professional organizations and continuing education


• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited
• Five years of progressive professional library experience
• Proven leadership abilities and experience developing community
• Enthusiastic customer service philosophy and commitment to serving
• Proficient in the use of current and emerging technologies, including,
but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suites, social media, Google apps and

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
• Must be willing to work variable hours including some evenings and
• Physical ability and stamina to perform typical job duties


• Winning attitude:  positive, upbeat, focused
• Initiative:  seeks opportunities, uses good judgment, takes intelligent
• Accountability:  recognizes responsibilities and lives up to commitments

The above is intended to describe the major responsibilities and
requirements for this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive
statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, application and responses to
the following questions:

1. How do you personally learn about library trends and new technologies?

2. Knowing the community you serve is very important for collection
development, program planning, and determining which services to offer.
How do you plan to get to know the community this library serves?

Deadline for submissions is 5 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Interviews anticipated:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Starting date:  ASAP

Send to: Salem-South Lyon District Library
Attention:  Donna Olson, Library Director
9800 Pontiac Trail
South Lyon, MI    48178
dolson at ssldl.info
 FAX:  (248) 437-6593

*Donna Olson, Director*

*Salem-South Lyon District Library*

9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178

Phone: (248) 437-6431 ext. 206 | Fax: (248) 437-6593

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