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Library Director
Petoskey (MI) District Library

Petoskey, Michigan has been a destination for generations. Make it your destination, too! The 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.

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 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 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 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 desirable. 

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 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 Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes September 28, 2014.

posted 8/11/14


Library Director
Crown Point Community Library

Read…Discover…Connect. Discover and connect with the charm and character of Crown Point and the Crown Point Community Library. The Crown Point Community Library Board of Trustees seeks a talented and energetic Director to lead the Library and its constituents to meet the needs of this growing community.  The Library Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, and bring new ideas and exciting innovation to the Library.  Crown Point Community Library, located in Lake County, Indiana, serves the 42,000 residents of Center and Winfield Townships.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the two library locations—downtown Crown Point Library and the Winfield Library—provide excellent services and programs with 39 staff and a $1.6 million annual budget. The Library, originally established as a Carnegie library, realized in 2005 that is was rapidly outgrowing and outpacing its facility. In 2010, the Library passed a successful $12 million bond issue and the “new” Crown Point Library opened in 2012.

Crown Point, the “Hub of Lake County, IN,” is the county center anchored by the stunning Lake County Court House and the Public Library located on a thriving square with retail and restaurants. This “jewel” of a growing community—the population has increased exponentially within the last 14 years—provides a family-friendly, small town lifestyle with nearby city amenities (Chicago and Indianapolis are a short drive away). Local residents will find excellent public schools, strong neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Northwest, and University of St. Francis offer higher education opportunities. In addition to its modern charm, Crown Point has an abundance of historic architecture and invites its visitors and residents to explore it through walking tours and a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum. For more information about the Library, Crown Point and Lake County, visit Crown Point Links.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the Indiana State Library. The successful candidate will be able to balance traditional service while implementing new, bold, thoughtful programs and services. Visit Crown Point Library Director to see the complete job description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 1; and ten years progressively responsible library experience (or six years library experience including three years of supervisory experience). Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; and an understanding and appreciation of library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of September 21, 2014.

posted 8/11/14


Library Page
Dover Public Library

The Dover Public Library seeks applicants for the position of Library Page. This is a part-time, 18 hour per week position; day, evening and weekend hours are required. Duties to include, but not limited to, shelving library materials, shelf-reading in assigned areas, emptying the book drop, working with daily transit; locating, checking in and crating materials to send to other libraries; checking in and shelving in-coming transit items. The position will also process expired holds, direct patrons to library collections and resources; and refer patrons to appropriate staff for assistance.

Qualified applicants must be able to put materials in numerical and alphabetical order. Also must be able to communicate effectively in English, using spoken and written means. Position requires standing, walking and bending all of the time, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable dexterity and skill in operating machinery, tools or office equipment.

A high school diploma or GED is preferred, in addition to prior experience shelving in a library setting. To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application to City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. An application can be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall or online at EOE/AA

Hourly Rate: $8.00 per hour

Closing Date: August 13, 2014

posted 7/31/2014


Part-Time Library Aide - Circulation
Wesley College

Wesley College is seeking a part-time Library Aide for our Parker Library. The position is 20-25 hours per week, primarily evenings (the library closes at midnight most nights), and some weekends, starting immediately. The Library Aide is primarily responsible for aiding students and faculty to obtain the resources they need to support the mission of Wesley College by providing the necessary resources for academic success to the college community. The position reports to the Library Director and senior library staff.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an academic customer service oriented position and/or in a library. Schedule flexibility is also preferred, as schedules can sometimes change depending on the availability of other library aides. A high school diploma is required and comfort with Microsoft products and email, customer service experience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of academic users.

Training on local systems and tools, as well as about Wesley College, is provided.

To be considered for the position, please submit the following to the Human Resources Department at A cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

Full job ad available on

posted 7/30/14


Executive Director
Metropolitan Library System - Oklahoma City, OK

Closing date: August 17, 2014

Is the Metropolitan Library System…your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System ( Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items.  With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis. 

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City ( and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the “Loud City,” sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City’s solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links,  

Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system’s staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission.  The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission. 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates ( via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.

The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.

posted 5/30/2014



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