The Algoma Public Library is seeking a well-organized, creative and energetic person to fill the position of library director.
The Algoma Public Library is a member of the Nicolet Federated Library System and the OWLSNet consortium, located on the shore of Lake Michigan, serves a municipal community of 3,167 and provides library services to non-municipal residents of Kewaunee County.
The Library Director is under the direct supervision of a 7 member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the operations of the library including serving as the library’s executive officer and technical advisor to the board, building and maintaining the collection, managing the library budget and finances, supervising library staff, maintaining the library building, and developing, implementing and promoting library services to all residents of the community.
Qualifications Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree and have a Grade 2 Library Certification, or file for a provisional certification application to complete the required coursework within certification guidelines.
Strong administrative, communication and organizational skills; knowledge of public library philosophy, principles and procedures to allow effective and sound recommendations to the board; ability to create and maintain effective public relations, manage library finances, communicate effectively with library customers and staff, effectively use computer applications and maintain skills through participation in continuing education activities.
Two or more years of successful library experience or comparable work experience is required. This is a salaried position (40 hours per week) and includes benefits.