Job Posting : Consortium ILS Manager

Good morning everyone, I trust you all had a great IUG last week. I wish I could have joined you! However, after 21 years as Lakeland’s ILS Manager, I am retiring on September 1 and we have posted my position. It’s a great job, working with great people, and a great leadership team. Full details at the link below:

Sheryl VanderWagen
Lakeland Library Cooperative
ILS Manager

Lakeland Library Cooperative



Come join the staff at Lakeland Library Cooperative in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We support 42 public libraries in 8 counties in West Michigan. Due to retirement, we have an opening for an ILS manager in a dynamic and supportive environment serving large, small, urban, and rural libraries and their communities. Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, one ILS-related writing sample, and a list of the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references to Carol Dawe at by June 10th, 2023. This is a full-time, exempt position with excellent medical benefits, time off allotments, and a salary range of $65,000 to $80,000 depending on experience and a moving expense stipend for out of state candidates. A start date prior to September 1st is desirable. This is a hybrid position, but attendance on-site is essential to maintain the necessary teamwork, personal interaction, and supervision that this position requires.

Please click here for the complete job description.

Thank you!

Carol Dawe (she/her)
Cooperative Director
616-559-5253 x2001
630-207-1205 (cell-preferred number)

Oh Wow, Sheryl! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! I am soon to retire myself (May 26, 2023, after being extended for a bit!!). So, I will take this opportunity to THANK YOU for your amazing contributions over the years to our IUG and sierra listserv community! You have been such a bright light and it was always a pleasure to network with you at IUG Conferences! I wish you all the best in your retirement! Kind regards, Eeva

Congrats Sheryl! Though I hate to see you go. Your contributions to IUG have been immense between your listserv posts and work on the Idea Lab (sorry if I stuck you on too many challenges) and your willingness to always share your deep Sierra knowledge with the community. Best wishes from all of us in Minuteman.