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DIRECTOR –Tecumseh (Michigan) District Library

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Board of Trustees of the Tecumseh (MI) District Library is seeking an accomplished and passionate librarian to serve as the next Director and leader of a committed team of staff and Board members. The Tecumseh District Library (TDL) serves a population of over 18,000 from a single facility with a staff of 13.  The library is an independent governing authority and levies a tax of 1.35 mills for dedicated support, providing an operational budget of $864,000 and allowing for development of a fund balance.

Tecumseh is a “small town with big ideas”; a place where something is always happening. Downtown Tecumseh is a mix of unique shops and restaurants where local festivals and other events happen virtually every weekend. Tecumseh is located in southeast Michigan, just south of Ann Arbor, and within easy driving distance to Detroit and Toledo. Affordable housing, quality schools, and the friendliness of a small town all contribute to an outstanding quality of living. The library enjoys great community support and the staff and trustees, with the support of the Friends of the Library, are committed to providing outstanding service. Click to learn more about the Tecumseh District Library; and here for more information about the City of Tecumseh

Position requirements: a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; and a minimum of five (5) years of post-degree employment in a public library, of which at least four (4) 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; a successful track-record of grant-writing/ fund development; a thorough understanding of library technology and applications;  be a proven leader and motivator; be adept at developing effective working relationships within the library and the community; and have an open, inclusive management approach. A positive, professional demeanor with a good sense of humor is essential.

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Compensation: salary range mid $60s, dependent on qualifications; comprehensive benefit package including: holiday and personal leave time; health insurance and life insurance; and a  403B retirement plan. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 5 o’clock pm (ET) on February 19, 2018 will receive first consideration. Electronic submissions required.  To apply, submit a cover letter, specifically addressing the position requirements, your resume, and the names, and contact information (including email address) of three (3) professional references to Marianne@hartzellmikaconsulting.com

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