Library Director job Kalamazoo Michigan
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Library Director Job

Employer Name: Van Buren (MI) District Library SpiderID: 6521494
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan Date Posted: 7/16/2017
Wage: $82000 Category: Librarian/Museum
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
The Board of Trustees of the Van Buren District Library is seeking an individual with proven financial and administrative skills as well as both the vision and commitment to lead a multi-branch library system in beautiful southwestern Michigan. The Van Buren District Library consists of the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur, which serves as the headquarters library, and six branches located throughout Van Buren County. The staff takes pride in assuring the branches work together as a community to serve their patrons’ diverse needs. The system serves a population of almost 45,000 with a current budget of $2.1 million and a staff of 52. The library system is autonomous and has a millage/levy, providing a secure funding base. The system also enjoys additional support from the Webster Trust.
Van Buren County is located in southwest Michigan, half way between Chicago and Detroit, allowing access to big city amenities, while providing all the benefits of small-town living. The county is renowned as the "fruit basket of Michigan" and produces everything from apples, to blueberries, to award-winning grapes and wines. Twenty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 133 inland lakes help provide relaxation, fishing, boating, and bike trails. To learn more about the Van Buren District Library visit:; for more information about Van Buren County visit:

Job Requirements:
Position requirements: a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of five (5) years of post-degree employment in a public library, of which at least three (3) years have been in a management/supervisory position. In addition to excellent financial management abilities, the successful candidate will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills; be able to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others; have a thorough understanding of library technology and applications; and an open, inclusive management approach. The ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies and an understanding of small and rural libraries is essential. Experience in a building project would be a plus. For a complete position description visit

Job Criteria:
Start Date: TBD
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Masters
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: Negotiable / Other

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Marianne Hartzell Company Type: Recruiter
Company: Hartzell-Mika Consulting, LLC
City: East Lansing
State: Michigan
Zip: 48823-1995
Web Site:

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