Fremont Area District Library (MI)
The Fremont Area District Library’s Board of Trustees seek a Library Director excited and ready to move a great Library to a
stellar Library—one who honors People, Place and Platform—three pillars of the Library’s new 2017-2018 Strategic Plan. Serving a District
of 13,000 residents, the 42,000-square foot Library (expanded in 2000) has a staff of fifteen, a collection of 139,000+ items, a Local
History room, and an annual operating budget of $830,000. FADL is an independent taxing District funded by a perpetual mill levy based
on property tax. The new Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, work well with an established Friends of
the Library, collaborate with local organizations and agencies, and bring new ideas and exciting change to the Library. Opportunities
include representing the Library externally to community stakeholders, developing new funding streams for additional revenue, planning
and implementing increased operating hours, facility and space redesign, and supporting continuing education for a strong team of
Fremont, Newaygo County, is one of Western Michigan’s finest communities. Fremont has a wealth of resources, including
300+ area businesses and civic-minded organizations that continually invest back into their community to make it one of Michigan's
greatest places to live, work, and play. Proud of its heritage and home to Gerber Products, the world’s largest baby food company,
Fremont is located less than an hour from large metropolitan areas and Lake Michigan. Fremont offers the charm of small town living
with excellent schools, many churches and a thriving downtown business community. Fremont is also known for its wealth of natural
beauty—residents enjoy year-round recreational opportunities that include 234 natural lakes and ponds, and 356 miles of rivers and
streams that provide the ideal setting for boating, camping, fishing, or just relaxing. For more information about the Library and
the area, see FADLLinks.
Responsibilities. Under direction of the Library Board, the Director is responsible for the
administration and management of the Library. Key areas of responsibility are personnel, budget including development and fundraising,
facilities planning, representing the Library in the community and at the Lakeland Library Cooperative, and development and
implementation of strategic goals. For the full position description, visit the Fremont Area District Library Director position.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an
ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years’ responsible library experience in a professional library or equivalent work of
which at least three years shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Additional qualifications for a successful
candidate are (1) strong interpersonal skills serving both internal and external stakeholders; (2) ability to develop and implement
a clear vision with community/staff/Board input; (3) mentoring and coaching skills; (4) knowledge of current library trends and
technologies; and (5) prior success as a vital community collaborator. A willingness to live in the District and successful
experience reporting to a governing board is preferred.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $58,000-65,000 with an attractive benefits package.
For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates.
Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury.
This position will close December 10, 2017.
BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES
4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS
CITY, MO 64111