Monday, December 17, 2007


The Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale, Michigan (, has an immediate opening for the position of Library Director.

If you are a progressive leader with an interest in building new structures and cultivating new talent, you will find this to be an ideal opportunity!

Ferndale, Michigan is a diverse community with excellent quality of life. The city boasts a thriving, walk able downtown, great restaurants and shops, classic affordable homes and easy access to other parts of the Detroit metropolitan area. Ferndale is also the home of many local artists and musicians and the award-winning Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center (for more information see,_Michigan).

In May of 2007 the citizens of Ferndale voted by a two-to-one margin to double local library taxes, providing a $1.2 million annual budget. The incoming director will therefore have the opportunity to:
• Help design and oversee construction of a nearly $5 million building expansion and renovation emphasizing innovative use of space and technology and environmentally-responsible green construction and operation.
• Revitalize library services using new and future technology and a staff ready for change.
• Become a community and library leader in city with a high degree of civic engagement.

Qualified applicants will present demonstrated leadership skills, relevant library achievements, and an MLS or equivalent.

Salary range: $60,000-$80,000. Starting salary negotiable based upon experience. Excellent benefits.

Director candidates are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume in an e-mail attachment to:

Lawrence J. Corbus
Corbus Library Consultants
241 Burwick Rd.
Highland Heights, OH 44143440-796-1230
Respond by December 28, for full consideration

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