Library Director - William P Faust Library of Westland (MI)

The William P Faust Public Library of Westland (MI) ( Board of Trustees seeks a confident leader who prioritizes relationship-building and teamwork to re-connect the Library to its community creating a unified vision for the future. Serving 84,000 people with an annual $2.9 million operating budget and 42 staff, the Library provides excellent services to the citizens of Westland in a lovely 33,450 sq. ft. building located in a park-like setting. The community supports its Library—over seventy percent of voters supported a .99 mill operating levy in 2012. New opportunities include initiating a strategic planning process, potential expansion of the facility, and building relationships with city officials and community organizations.
Responsibilities. The Library Director acts as the Executive Officer of the Library with authority for organizing and managing the library operations. The Library Director prepares and submits the library budget to the Board and advises the Board on policy matters.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Michigan Librarian’s Permanent Certificate. Additional qualifications include: at least 4 years of professional library experience in a public library, of which at least two years have been in a management or supervisory position; a thorough knowledge of public library service; proven experience in successful financial management and budgeting; an understanding of technology and its application in public libraries; strong management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with many diverse groups. A degree in business or public administration, prior successful experience reporting to a governing board and union experience are desirable.
Job Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Not in NJ
Job Focus: 
The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-$90,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
How To Apply:: 
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates ( via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments Karen Miller, This position closes March 4, 2018.