The North Manchester Public Library Board is looking for a dedicated and visionary individual to fill the position of Library Director due to retirement.
The library serves about 5,277 area residents in the northern portion of Wabash County. The building is situated in downtown North Manchester, just miles from Manchester University. This active community includes students from birth to college, area business people, and a large retirement constituency.
The library director is responsible for managing staff, daily operations of the building, implementing library annual budget, and maintaining state library standards. This person is also an ex-officio member of the library board and reports all activities to the board. This is a full time position requiring at least 35 hours a week, with some night and weekend hours included.
Direct any questions or resumes and cover letters to the attention of:
Eileen Meyer Sklar
North Manchester Public Library
405 North Market Street, North Manchester, IN 46962
Review of applications begins October 31, 2023
The North Manchester Public Library (NMPL) is excited to announce that they have entered into a Local Reciprocal Borrowing Covenant with the South Whitley Community Public Library for all resident and non-resident patrons. Once a patron has a library card (either resident or non-resident) card at one library, the Borrowing Covenant will allow all patrons to sign up for an account at the other library for free. This covenant becomes effective on October 1st, 2023.
Patrons (resident or non-resident) interested in becoming reciprocal patrons only need to bring their home library card to the other library along with a valid ID or proof of address. The only restrictions for reciprocal patrons are that reciprocal patrons cannot borrow Inter-Library Loan titles or check out hotspots. The North Manchester Public Library also has the same agreement with Roann Public Library and Wabash Carnegie Public Library.
“NMPL's reciprocal agreement with the South Whitley Community Public Library is a wonderful collaboration for those who go to school, live, or work in our communities,” said Diane Randall, NMPL Director. “We’re excited to continue to expand our reciprocal services, allowing all our patrons to experience all the wonderful libraries in our area.”
"With this new collaboration with South Whitley, our non-resident patrons can now access FOUR libraries for the price of one," said Jeanna Hann, NMPL Adult Department Manager and Marketing Coordinator. "Our resident patrons will have access to the same four libraries, in addition to the 100+ libraries that are on the State Reciprocal Borrowing Library covenant offered through the state library."
“We’re excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with NMPL,” said Vicki Builta, SWCPL Director. “Both NMPL and SWCPL have much to offer to patrons, which means residents of both communities are the winners with expanded access to our libraries.”
For more information on either library, visit https://www.nman.lib.in.us/ or https://swcplib.com/
It is bittersweet for the North Manchester Public Library and Board of Trustees to announce that Diane Randall is retiring from her position as Director of the library on December 31st, 2023. Diane has been the director at the NMPL for 4 years. In her time at the library, NMPL engaged in many new collaborative partnerships, such as working with the Community Pantry NM, the Purdue Extension, and Master Gardeners. Additionally, she had a strong focus on building maintenance, improving and updating existing technology, and utilizing library grounds. We are grateful for the time that she spent here, and we wish her nothing but the best of luck in her next adventure.
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.