Library Director Position Available


The Millington Arbela District Library is accept­ing resumes for the posi­tion of Library Director.

Description: The Millington Arbela District Library is a Class III library serv­ing a pop­u­la­tion of over 7,400 in the Village of Millington and Millington and Arbela Townships. Millington is a charm­ing rur­al com­mu­ni­ty locat­ed in the Thumb of Michigan yet con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed to the Saginaw, Flint, and Bay City areas. The Southern Links Trailway trail head is locat­ed two blocks from the library and brings a vari­ety of recre­ation­al oppor­tu­ni­ties. The Village and sur­round­ing areas have many quaint antique shops and local eateries. 

The library is open 57 hours, six days a week with a staff of 9 and an approx­i­mate annu­al bud­get of $200,000. The Millington Arbela District Library is a mem­ber of the White Pine Library Coöperative. 

The Board is seek­ing a dynam­ic, pos­i­tive indi­vid­ual to lead the library. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be a hands-on” admin­is­tra­tor, be vis­i­ble in the library and in the com­mu­ni­ty, have a vision for library ser­vice, and have the abil­i­ty to artic­u­late that vision to the Board, the staff, and the pub­lic. Candidates will have strong tech­nol­o­gy skills and a vision for the use of tech­nol­o­gy in pro­vid­ing library ser­vices, be an excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tor, and have expe­ri­ence in man­ag­ing and direct­ing employ­ees. Candidates should also be able to demon­strate cus­tomer ser­vice focus, finan­cial man­age­ment exper­tise, and strong Board rela­tions. A com­plete job descrip­tion is avail­able at

• Bachelor’s degree
• Ability to obtain a Level 3 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Library of Michigan with­in 1 year of hire date. 

• A min­i­mum of 2 years of pro­gres­sive­ly respon­si­ble pub­lic library expe­ri­ence.
• Knowledge of cur­rent pub­lic library prin­ci­ples, meth­ods and prac­tices and will pos­sess the abil­i­ty to estab­lish and main­tain effec­tive work­ing rela­tion­ships with com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers, pub­lic offi­cials, pro­fes­sion­al groups, library employ­ees and the gen­er­al pub­lic.
• A work­ing knowl­edge of bud­get prepa­ra­tion, use of QuickBooks soft­ware, grant writ­ing, and fundraising. 

Salary Range: $34,000-$40,000 (depend­ing on qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence). Benefit pack­age includes paid hol­i­days, vaca­tion, per­son­al days, health insur­ance and retirement.

Contact: The Millington Arbela District Library is an equal oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er. Deadline for appli­ca­tions is October 30, 2020. Interested indi­vid­u­als should send a cov­er let­ter, a resume, and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three ref­er­ences to: