Library Director | Lake Villa District Library

Posted on Jan 9, 2020

Lake Villa District Library is seeking a Library Director with strong leadership skills, who thinks strategically and is dedicated to providing a high level of public service to its community.  Located in Lindenhurst, Illinois, the stunning, new, 66,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility serves the communities of Lake Villa Township, a population of 40,000.  This position is a unique opportunity to lead a forward-thinking organization and to expand library service for the 21st century.   

Library Overview: 

Lake Villa District Library’s mission is to enrich life in our community by connecting people with resources, services and each other.  With a skilled, friendly and dedicated staff of 60, LVDL lives its mission daily. Library patrons are engaged, supportive and make good use of the newly opened facility.  The popular materials library offers a variety of programs, resources and services. For additional information visit 

Position Overview: 

  • Provides visionary, strategic direction to the staff in carrying out the mission of the library. 

  • Effectively manages library administration including financial management, budgeting, legal compliance and adherence to library best practices. 

  • Closely collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees by attending all board meetings, preparing agendas, and proactively communicating on all important issues. 

  • Ensures that the community is effectively informed about library services and promotes a strong library presence within the area 

  • Maintains a high level of visibility within the community by attending community events and interacting with public officials, community representatives and the local media. 

  • Engages and assists staff members in their personal development to meet current and future professional needs. 



  • Five years of public library management experience including supervising personnel, budgeting, and strategic planning. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of library philosophy, objectives and practices. 

  • Master’s degree in library science preferred. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Library Trustees, the staff, and the public to achieve the goals of the library. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to speak effectively to groups  

  • Integrity and a personal commitment to high standards in public service. 

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices and principles. 

  • Knowledge of library operations and employment law. 

  • Flexibility to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours as needed. 


We offer a competitive salary, health and dental insurance, IMRF Retirement Plan, generous vacation, sick and personal days. 


Lake Villa District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Lake Villa District Library
140 N. Munn Road
Ste 225
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
United States

How to apply


If this exciting opportunity is for you, please forward your resume with cover letter via 

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