Close date: Open until filled. Interviews will begin after Nov. 9, 2009.
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 http://www.mclsweb.lib.wi.us
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Battle of the Boxes - Competition on the Coast, MCLS Champs
Battle of the Boxes - Competition on the Coast, or BOBCO, is a Wii competition between library systems on the western coast of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. The Manitowoc-Calumet Library System Interim Director, Bob Hafeman, wrote the LSTA Grant to make it all happen.
With LSTA Innovative Technology Grant funding the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Eastern Shores Library System, Lakeshores Library System and the Kenosha County Library System member libraries each received a Wii and several games, including Guitar Hero. Member libraries held local championships where winners then went on to compete at the system level. The photos in this set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/sets/72157607885083794/ ) are from the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System Championship. Winners from this tourney will then face the winners from the other library systems that will name the ultimate Wii champions on the western coast of Lake Michigan!
2007 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Award Winners
We are always happy to share good library news!
The Awards & Honors Committee is pleased to announce the 2007 winners of WLA's annual awards:
Wisconsin Library of the Year, Middleton Public Library Wisconsin Librarian of the Year, Alice Sturzl, Laona School District Wisconsin Trustee of the Year, Lowell Wilson, Lakeshores Library System Citation of Merit, Frank Fiorenza, President, Village of Potosi Highsmith Award, Hedberg Library Friday Family Fun Night, Carthage College, Kenosha Muriel Fuller Award, Bea Lebal, Director, T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill