Assistant Director | Algonquin Area Public Library District

Posted on Aug 10, 2017

The Algonquin Area Public Library is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to serve as Assistant Director and work as an integral part of the Administration and Management teams. This position serves as second-in-command of the library and oversees the human resources, facilities, and accounting responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will possess a desire to serve and interact with the staff and community; understand the changing roles of libraries in their communities; set priorities, exercise initiative, and make independent decisions; manage time, responsibilities, and pressure effectively; demonstrate good judgment when managing difficult situations; and lead and motivate staff to promote the Library.

Responsibilities of this position include: managing all human resources responsibilities; developing and interpreting library policy; supervising custodians (2) and accounting associate; preparing monthly and annual statistical reports; overseeing staff development and training; working closely with the Executive Director in the management of the Library; and other additional projects and responsibilities as assigned.

Benefits for this position include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; IMRF retirement plan; and a generous paid time off plan.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from ALA-Accredited institution
  • Minimum three years library experience
  • Management, supervisory, or administrative experience
  • Successful clearance of a background check and credit check


Salary starts at $32.00/hour ($62,400.00/year), depending on qualifications and experience


Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Dr.
Algonquin, IL 60102
United States

How to apply

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application.

Application Contact: Theresa Therens
Apply to: Algonquin Area Public Library District
                 2600 Harnish Drive
                 Algonquin, IL 60102

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