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The Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) Board of Trustees seeks an experienced leader to serve as an enthusiastic director of our progressive library and manage a staff of 50 employees. Located in East Central Indiana, Morrisson-Reeves Library is a busy library serving Richmond and Wayne County communities. The library is operated with a $1.8 million annual budget that is funded by property taxes. The library has an active Friends of the Library organization.

Our community offers residents an affordable cost of living, strong schools, and excellent medical facilities. Check out the fun things to experience at https://homeinwayne.com/.

Richmond offers a variety of cultural and environmental amenities including The Richmond Art Museum, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Civic Theater, Cope Environmental Center, Hayes Arboretum, and Civic Hall Performing Arts Center. There are four colleges located in Richmond with varied events and programs. These colleges are Earlham, IU East, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and Ivy Tech. We also boast great coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, locally sourced Farmer’s Market, and live music.

 

Director’s Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Director oversees the daily operations of the Library and exercises authority with regard to personnel, financial management, strategic planning, building management, collection development, library automation and expanding information technologies, purchasing, and community (public) relations. The Director administers all aspects of library services with a high level of independent responsibility and accountability and is in compliance with all applicable laws and policies and decisions of the Library Board. Detailed Job Description

 

Education And Experience Requirements:

    • Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
    • 5+ years of professional public library experience in a supervisory role.
    • Must hold or meet requirements to obtain an Indiana LC1 certification.
    • Preference is given for previous experience as a public Library Director or upper-level management.
    • Valid driver’s license.

 

quiet study area at MRLCompensation:
The salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is covered by the Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF). The Library has a generous benefits package including:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • AFLAC
    • FSA
    • Paid Vacation – 4 Weeks
    • Floating Holidays
    • Paid Personal Business Days
    • Illness/Sick Leave
    • Work-life Balance

 

Application Process:

Electronic submissions are preferred in PDF or WORD format and emailed to: directorsearch@MRLinfo.org. Paper copies may be mailed to: Sally Wilson, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374

All submissions must include:

      • Letter of interest
      • Professional resume
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We surprised the staff with a visit from the Ice Cream truck on a hot July day. Ice cream sundaes were served at the mobile truck.

Mission:
To connect people to information, inspiration, and infinite opportunities.

 

Vision:
Be a vibrant, vital community resource for imagination and growth.

 

Culture:
Morrisson-Reeves Library offers a dynamic, and high-energy atmosphere with recognition for achievements and a job well done. With a strong sense of community, we enable our friendly and inviting team to excel while having a bundle of fun along the way.

 

Additional Information:

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Sally Wilson, Human Resources Manager Morrisson-Reeves Library, email: directorsearch@mrlinfo.org

Currently Accepting Applications.
Position to be filled by: Summer 2022

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