Published On: Fri, Jul 11th, 2014

Merida English Library Seeks New Administrator

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The Merida English Library (MEL) has an opening for a Library Administrator.  Applications are being accepted now through August 1, 2014.  The Library Administrator is a year-round, half-time, paid position.

Principle duties.  The Administrator:

  • Acts as overall administrator for the Merida English Library (MEL) and reports to the Board of Directors through the President.
  • Promotes membership growth and the expanded involvement of  members and others (Mexicans and English speaking expats) in the use of MEL.
  • Coordinates and develops MEL programs, assists with fundraising and encourages the growth of MEL as a library and community center.
  • Coordinates and supervises all activities related to MEL’s collection (purchasing, cataloging, culling, evaluating donated materials, developing collection in response to community needs and established policy).
  • Evaluates and coordinates purchasing and installation of library hardware and software and data bases and keeps licenses current; maintains MEL’s web site and social media sites; publishes monthly newsletter.
  • Recruits, schedules, trains, and supervises MEL volunteers to assist with MEL services and programs.
  •  Applicants should have  strong computer and technology skills, excellent communication skills, ability to supervise and train staff and volunteers, English proficiency and intermediate Spanish proficiency. Prior library experience is a plus, but is not required.

For more details, visit MEL’s website at:

Priority deadline for applying is August 1, 2014

Applicants should submit a resume and a short cover letter explaining why they would like the job and why they would make a good MEL administrator.  Application materials can be submitted electronically via MEL’s email:, or dropped off in person during MEL’s regular hours:

Mon. – Fri., 9 AM – 1 PM
Sat., 10 – 1 PM
Mon. evening, 6:30 – 9 PM

Merida English Library

Merida English Library

MEL is located at: Calle 53 #524 x66 y68, Centro, Merida.

The Merida English Library is a not-for-profit organization offering a variety of cultural, educational, informational and social programs, services, and events to the English-speaking community in the Yucatán, both expats and Mexicans. The cornerstone of MEL is a lending library that provides English-language material in all formats normally available from a traditional library.



Dan Karnes, MEL Board President:

Lorna-Gail Dallin, Interim Administrator: 999-924-8401

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