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DIRECTOR - MID-MICHIGAN LIBRARY LEAGUE

The Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL) is seeking qualified applicants interested in serving as full time Director.  The cooperative membership includes 36 public libraries in 15 counties of Michigan’s lower peninsula (ranging from small, rural libraries to class 5). Working with an annual budget of $322,000, and in accordance with the policies set by the Cooperative Board, the MMLL is looking for a dedicated Director who can take us into the next generation of library service.

Further information about MMLL (including our Plan of Service, Board Policies and Budget) can be found on our website (https://www.mmll.org/).

A full job description can be found here: MMLL Director Job Description

Requirements

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality when advising and consulting with libraries
  • Knowledge of technology, especially as it relates to libraries
  • Demonstrated understanding in preparing and managing a budget
  • Dynamic speaker
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with the Cooperative Board, staff, staff of member libraries, legislators, vendors, outside agencies and the public
  • Experience acquiring additional sources of funding
  • Ability to work alongside member libraries in the planning, development, and implementation of long-range goals and objectives
  • Position requires travel to member libraries and throughout other areas of Michigan

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Board concerning the work of the cooperative, its needs and progress
  • Prepares and administers the budget as approved by the Board
  • Ensures that professional development and continuing learning opportunities are offered to staff and the membership
  • Direction of the programs and services provided by the Cooperative
  • Submits recommendations concerning policies and services to the Cooperative Board and implements policy decisions
  • Provides supervision of Cooperative staff
  • Manages the Cooperative’s business office
  • Advocates for libraries at the local and state level

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Level 1 Permanent Professional Certificate or eligibility for it at the time of appointment
  • Minimum of 4 years of Supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 2 years Administration experience
  • Advanced Director Training

Compensation

The range for this full-time salaried position has been set by the Board at $75,000-$85,000 plus benefits and is based upon experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Debra Greenacre at dgreenacre@manisteelibrary.org. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 5th at 5:00 PM. We are hoping to fill this position by October 1. In-person interviews will be held August 18 with top candidates who will be contacted by the Board.

The Mid-Michigan Library League is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION - MMLL Director

MMLL Benefits of Membership, 2022

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