Visionary Library Director | Farmington Area Public Library District

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Visionary Library Director Sought

The Farmington Area Public Library District seeks an energetic, creative individual to lead and continue to improve an outstanding rural library. 

The Farmington Area Public Library District consists of a population of just over 7,000 including the towns of Farmington, Hanna City and Trivoli.  The library completed a brand-new, 9300 square foot library facility in 2014.  There are many reasons why an outstanding library professional might choose to apply for this position.  Here are a few:

  • A Board of Trustees that is positive and supportive of its library director, open to new ideas and strategies and committed to providing outstanding library services.
  • A strong team of library staff members in place, including highly a qualified assistant director, bookkeeper and children’s librarian.  Staff members are cross trained to provide maximum flexibility, are open to new ideas, and willing to take responsibility for individual programs and tasks.
  • Excellent existing relationship with the local school district.  All district schools are located directly across the street from the library, offering multiple opportunities for partnerships and creative programming.
  • Stable financial situation.
  • A local community that treasures its library, is proud of its growth and anxious to see it continue. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is passionate about the mission of public libraries
  • Is creative, willing to seek and borrow the best ideas from other libraries and to try new approaches.
  • Possesses solid management  skills and the capability to understand and manage the administrative and financial aspects of a library.
  • Is collaborative and excited about reaching out to other  organizations and individuals in the community to create fruitful partnerships.
  • Motivates and empowers their employees to build on their strengths and  develop ownership in the mission of the library.
  • Is excited about continuing to build and offer outstanding programming to promote literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Will work within the community, seek to uncover community needs and work with other area leaders to fill those needs.

Requirements

We will give highest consideration to candidates possessing a Masters in Library Science, but are willing to consider candidates working toward their Masters or possessing other library education if they  have a history of accomplishment and outstanding library leadership.

If you have big ideas and want to lead a team dedicated to providing innovative and outstanding library service, please apply now.

Application Deadline: November 12, 2018

 

Requirements

We will give highest consideration to candidates possessing a Masters in Library Science, but are willing to consider candidates working toward their Masters or possessing other library education if they  have a history of accomplishment and outstanding library leadership.

If you have big ideas and want to lead a team dedicated to providing innovative and outstanding library service, please apply now.

Salary

$36,000 - $44,000 Depending on qualifications

Location

Farmington Area Public Library District
411 North Lightfoot Road
Farmington, IL 61531
United States

How to apply

Application Deadline: November 12, 2018

How to Apply: Apply via email at farmingtonpublic@yahoo.com or by mail to:

Director Search  Farmington Area Public Library District 411 N. Lightfoot Rd. Farmington, IL 61531

Candidate should provide a current resume, cover letter explaining why you would be a great candidate for this great job, and three professional references.

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