Employment Opportunity

Millington Arbela District Library

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 Cooperative.

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 http://millingtonlibrary.info/ .

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

Preferred:
• A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible public library experience.
• Extensive 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, and health insurance.

Contact: The Millington Arbela District Library is an equal opportunity employer. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2020. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references to: millingtondirectorsearch@gmail.com

Advisory, Board, and Director’s Report for December 2019

The White Pine Library Cooperative Advisory Meeting minutes, Board meeting minutes, and Director’s reports have been published and can be found at:

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/advisory/advisory_minutes-dec2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/board/board-minutes-dec2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/director_reports/director-report-dec2019.pdf


Advisory, Board, and Director’s Report for October

The White Pine Library Cooperative Advisory Meeting minutes, Board meeting minutes, and Director’s reports have been published and can be found at:

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/advisory/advisory_minutes_oct2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/board/board-minutes-oct2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/director_reports/director-report-oct2019.pdf


Annual Meeting 2019

Archives of Michigan, Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist
Kris Rzepczynski is a senior archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history and Michigan research. Rzepczynski has worked in the genealogical community for nearly 20 years. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts degree in history from Western Michigan University. He is a former vice president of membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a former president of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.

Space Planning, Fred Schutmaat, Team Schutmaat, Inc.
Fred will focus his first session on the best use of space and talk about the different library areas (Children’s, YA, Reading, browsing, collaborative, quiet, admin, backroom, etc. ).  Size, the configuration of furniture, and shelving components will also come into play.   The second session will focus on locally available products and services that will best fit the library’s needs.  Budget consciousness will be a major part of this session. 

Making the Best of a Bad Board Situation, Clare Membiela, Library of Michigan
Clare will share helpful tips and ideas when it comes to working through difficult board situations.

Michigan Mayhem, Tom Carr
Author Tom Carr tells stories of murder, robbery, and mayhem through the ages in the Great Lakes state. Delivered in a lively manner with irreverence and historical context, the stories include crimes of passion, greed, insanity and just plain awfulness. Carr is the author of MI BAD: Robbers, Cutthroats and Thieves in Michigan’s Past and Present, the second book in the Michigan Mayhem series published by Mission Point Press.  Since his first book,  Blood on the Mitten, was released in 2016, he has told stories of true crimes in all corners of both peninsulas, in print and in person.

Registration deadline: October 4, 2019

Annual Meeting Agenda

 

 

Advisory, Board, and Director’s Report for August

The White Pine Library Cooperative Advisory Meeting minutes, Board meeting minutes, and Director’s reports have been published and can be found at:

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/advisory/advisory_minutes-aug2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/board/board_minutes_aug2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/director_reports/director-report-aug2019.pdf

icon-star The September Advisory and Board meetings have been canceled.


REMC Device Purchasing

The 2019 Device Purchasing Purchase Window is from April 17, 2019, 9:00 am and will remain open until 11:59 PM on September 30, 2019.

All purchases must be made through SPOT, and SPOT has been updated and simplified this year! Frequently Asked Questions about the bid and SPOT and a document with all of the awarded devices and related options can be found in the Help section on the REMC SAVE website.

Public libraries are eligible to purchase off of this bid.

Several of the vendors are also offering the opportunity to purchase the awarded devices for personal use. Information on this program will be sent out in the next week or so. (Personal purchases are not made through SPOT.)

If you have any questions, email spot@remc.org.

Device Purchasing Device and Options Spreadsheet_0.pdf

Karen Hairston
Project Manager – REMC Device Purchasing
Office 517.927.1982