Friday, October 16, 2009

Manitowoc-Calumet Library System Looking for New Director

Here's the job posting.

Organization: Manitowoc-Calumet Library System
Position: Director
Close date: Open until filled. Interviews will begin after Nov. 9, 2009.

Description: Serving the libraries between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago, the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System (MCLS) is composed of six member libraries, three in each county. The MCLS service area covers 912 square miles and has a population of over 131,000 people. The Director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of a 15-member Board of Trustees. As the chief executive officer, the Director is responsible to the Board for helping MCLS fulfill its mission of ensuring access to public library services for all residents of the system area; coordinating planning, cooperation, resource sharing, and application of information technologies among member libraries; and providing services that support, improve, and promote the member libraries, within the context of Wisconsin statutory requirements. MCLS currently has a staff of approximately 3 FTE's.

The position requires a Master's degree in library science and Grade 1 certification; at least five years of professional librarian experience (public library experience preferred); management/supervisory experience including responsibility for budget, finance, personnel, and library technology; ability to communicate effectively with staff, member library directors, Board, and governmental funding authorities. Willingness to relocate into MCLS service area is a plus.

MCLS will provide a competitive salary and benefits. Beginning salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.

For a complete job description and other information, visit our website at

Send confidential resume to:

Cheryl Kjelstrup, President
MCLS Board of Trustees
4519 Lincoln Ave.
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Phone: 920-553-6257
Fax: 920-553-6259

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