Library Director | Richton Park Library District
Posted on Feb 11, 2019
Administration & Human Resource Management
Responsible for hiring, scheduling, supervising, training, evaluating and ongoing development of all staff.
Implements library policies, recommends new policies and changes in existing policies.
Oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of all aspects of day-to-day library operations (e.g. scheduling, collection development, patron services and materials processing).
Responsible for library technology needs and implements new technology as appropriate, including the maintenance and updates to the website or network.
Responsible for library collection development including overseeing selection, purchasing and weeding of all collections within budget according to the Selection policy.
Provides for the development, repair, maintenance, safety and security of the library building, equipment, furnishings and grounds.
Customer Service & Community Relations
Promotes friendly, efficient and knowledgeable customer service.
Develops and sustains a public information program that effectively informs the community about library services and promotes a strong library presence.
Establishes effective relationships with community leaders and officials, friends of the library, and other library partners (e.g. Richton Park Community Center, schools, VFW Post, etc.).
Promotes cooperation with RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System) and area libraries.
Responsible for library’s public relations program.
Develops the overall vision, common goals and objectives of the library, integrating the ideas of the public, Board of Trustees and staff.
Stay abreast of new technologies and library trends through professional organizations and literature.
Recommends and establishes new services and programs.
Directs the preparation of library publicity and public relations programs.
Attends system, local, state and national organizations, institutes and workshops for continuing library education as authorized by the Board.
Financial & Legal Management
Develops and administers annual appropriation and working budgets.
Prepares all legal and financial documents, including the budget and levy.
Monitors and evaluates cost and adequacy of insurance coverage and services.
Responsible for the annual report, grants, circulation statistics and other documents related to the management of the library.
Consults with the auditor and attorney on matters pertaining to district assets.
Ensures compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws and complies with requirements for good standing in regional and state library system.
Board of Trustee Relationship
Organizes and attends monthly board meeting including creating the agenda, with the Board President, preparing the director’s report, financial and other reports as needed.
Advises the board on issues from policymaking to budget preparation, inform the board about developments in the library field.
Provides regular reports to the Board of Trustees about status of the library including resources, services and usage
Carry out all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Board.
Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited program with previous library director experience or five years minimum library management experience.
Experience in supervising staff, knowledgeable of budget development and administration as well as experience with budgeting, finance, fundraising and grant writing.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to relate well to the public and library staff, have good organizational skills and embraces ‘out of the box’ thinking.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other applicable technologies.
$60k to $74k based on experience
Richton Park Library District
22310 Latonia Lane
Richton Park, IL 60471