Library Director | Watseka Public Library

Posted on Oct 1, 2018

The Watseka Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, resourceful, friendly, and energetic library director to provide vision, management, and leadership for a small city library. Watseka is located in Iroquois County in east central Illinois. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. 


Education: Bachelors degree strongly desired; Masters degree in Library & Information Science preferred.


  • Experience in supervision of multiple employees and working in a library setting for at least two years preferred. 
  • Ability to oversee all operations of the library facility
  • Experience in book selection and collection management
  • Ability to serve as library's executive officer and advisor to the nine member Board of Trustees.
  • Knowledge of library system (Polaris) and proficiency with computers, computer software, electronic resources, and other internet and digital communications to be able to assist library staff and community patrons. 
  • Excellent writing skills are imperative as position requires writing reports and grants.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with staff and patrons.


Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include: Medical insurance coverage, IMRF, vacations time


Watseka Public Library
201 S. Fourth St.
Watseka, IL 60970-1656
United States

How to apply

Send a letter of introduction, your resume and 3 references to:

Watseka Public Library

Attn: Rhonda Pence, Library Board President

201 South Fourth Street

Watseka, IL 60970

or call 815-432-4544 to leave a call back number.

Application deadline: October 17, 2018

Start Date: December 1, 2018

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