Library Director | Itasca Community Library

Posted on Jul 25, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Itasca Community Library is seeking a Library Director who is passionate about expanding the role of the library in our community by building partnerships, working with local government, and leading change.

Reporting to a 7-member elected board, the director will manage a staff of 21 and an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million.  The Village of Itasca services a population of 8,649 and is located in DuPage County, Illinois.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience including three years of library experience at a responsible administrative / leadership level strongly desired.
  • Has an understanding of the financial operations of libraries and possesses strong fiscal management skills.
  • Knowledge of public library administration and functions.
  • Establishes organizational goals and objectives that support the library's strategic initiatives, communicates expectations, and provides the resources necessary for success.
  • The ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation, and team management.
  • Experience with morale building and team management while maintaining a highly positive work environment for staff.
  • Ability to convey the value of the library to stakeholders, including other units of government, community groups, and patrons.
  • Masters Degree in library science from an ALA accredited program is required.
  • Essential attributes and skills include: excellent writing and communication skills; confident presentation skills; political acumen; collaborative and consensus building skills; strong organizational and time management skills.

Salary

Starting at $75,000 based on qualifications and experience, full benefits package

Location

Itasca Community Library
500 W. Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143
United States

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to board@itascalibrary.org.

First consideration will be given to applicants who respond on or before August 16, 2019.

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