Federation Notebook

Coordinator Information and Job Description

Title

Federation Coordinator

Role

Encourages Federation libraries to work collaboratively to improve library services locally and regionally.

Duties

  • Facilitate and lead Federation meetings
  • Encourage and develop leadership amongst Federation libraries by asking members to help with continuing education for the Federation, arranging meeting logistics, and other Federation duties
  • Create positive energy and opportunities for networking during the meetings
  • Help federation members identify ways to work collaboratively to improve library services
  • Work with Federation members, MSL staff, and MSL Commission
  • Represent Federation libraries at Montana State Library Commission meetings
  • Answer questions about the Federation
  • Help federation members create a Plan of Service that details goals for improving library service and a final report that discusses how the federation did in achieving those goals
  • Administer federation – includes filing paperwork with the state, communicating with Montana State Library staff and commission, etc.

Accountability and Performance

  • Encourages collaboration amongst Federation libraries
  • Creates energy and a sense of camaraderie amongst members
  • Coaches, mentors, and leads Federation libraries 
  • Works with state library staff and commission to administer federation

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • One year as a director of a library within the federation
  • Able to communicate orally and in writing
  • Able to create positive energy
  • Desire to mentor, coach, and lead
  • Able to understand the needs, values, and opinions of others
  • Desire to help others
  • Willingness to travel long distances for meetings

Responsible To

Federation members, the Federation Advisory Board, and MSL