Library Director | Oakwood Public Library District

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Library Director and Supervisor, Library Board of Trustees

Salaried, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

General Statement of Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity to the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the regulations of the Illinois Heartland Library System and the Illinois State Library.


  • Plans, implements, and evaluates library services
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short term goals and objectives
  • Develops and administers policies concerning library operations, budgets and programs
  • Handles complaints in accordance with policy
  • Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff
  • Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel; recommends promotions, transfers, or termination of staff
  • Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and volunteers
  • Conducts staff meetings
  • Prepares the annual budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Library Board.
  • Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.
  • Purchases new equipment and furnishings
  • Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and library materials
  • Pursues and applies for grant money
  • Prepares monthly and annual financial and statistical reports to Library Board, Town officials and State Library
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings
  • Supervises maintenance of library building equipment, and furnishings
  • Oversees equipment of furnishings and book collection
  • Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness
  • Schedules withdrawals and inventory of materials
  • Selects materials
  • Cooperates with community groups and town officials to implement library services
  • Speaks before local groups
  • Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups
  • Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses to the library
  • Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as needed
  • Performs other related responsibilities as necessary such as circulation

 Adopted: February 9, 2016


Qualifications, Education, Experience and Skills Desired

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to develop short and long term development, plans, and objectives
  • Maintain knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues
  • Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet and digital communications
  • Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public


Oakwood Public Library District
110 E Finley, PO Box 99
Oakwood, IL 61858
United States

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