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The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is seeking a dynamic and service driven Executive Director.

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is seeking a dynamic and service driven Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, a member-driven non-profit organization which facilitates library and information resources and collaboration to benefit all types of Indiana and Michigan libraries.

MCLS works in partnership with the Indiana State Library, the Library of Michigan, libraries and the library schools in both states and with other collaborative partners, to build better libraries and empower librarians to effect positive change in their community, organization, institution and on campus. A list of member libraries can be found at

The Executive Director provides dynamic, experienced executive leadership in the development and delivery of MCLS’ programs, services and collaborative relationships. MCLS is governed by a Board of Directors that utilizes the Carver Policy Governance model ( Operating within the parameters of written Board policies and MCLS bylaws, the Executive Director has the autonomy and responsibility to determine which programs and services best meet the needs of MCLS members. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board for fiscal responsibility, operational achievement and ensuring the highest level of professional conduct of MCLS and its staff.

The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree with relevant library and/or consortium experience. The candidate will have five or more years of successful administrative experience including increasing or progressive management responsibility; demonstrated organizational and leadership skills; supervisory experience; knowledge of non-profit membership organizations; and an understanding of information technologies.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting MCLS in this confidential search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit these items as separate attachments preferably as PDF documents. Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Asher

Shelley Sullivan Feather

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 850.650.2277 ? Fax: 850.650.2272




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MCLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

MCLS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above. Improper interference with the ability of other employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated.

 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Reasonable Accommodation

To ensure equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, MCLS will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified individual, unless undue hardship on the operation of the business would result.

Employees who may require a reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department.

Commitment to Diversity

MCLS is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at MCLS and is an important principle of sound business management.