La Pointe, WI; Library Director, Town of La Pointe

The Madeline Island Public Library is in search of a Library Director. This is a full-time position, approximately 35 hours per week, some weekends/evenings required. In this role you will manage all operations of the library, implement library policies and projects, and provide leadership for improving public library service to the community.
The Town of La Pointe is located on Madeline Island, the only inhabited island of the Apostle Islands. These islands are located at the western end of Lake Superior, and Madeline Island is a 20-minute ferry boat ride from Bayfield, Wisconsin. The Town has a year-round population of 265 but swells to 3,000 during the summer months.
The right person will have a commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service, excellent leadership skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with library board members, elected officials, employees and community groups, and will have the ability to recruit and work with library volunteers.

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Preferred: Two to five years of public library experience performing administrative, supervisory and day-to-day necessary to maintain library operations and standards and having a good working knowledge of computers/technology pertinent to libraries is desired as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. A BA degree and Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification is a plus.
Required: We are willing to work with an individual to obtain a Library Certification if you have at least 54 credit hours in liberal arts studies from an accredited institution and have demonstrated leadership, business and technical capabilities. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and job application (pages 1 and 2) found at and mail to: Lisa Potswald, Town Administrator, PO Box 270, La Pointe, WI 54850 by July 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by e-mail.

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