Library Director | Prairie Skies Library District

Posted on Apr 21, 2021

The Prairie Skies Public Library District is currently accepting resumes and seeking applicants for the position of Library Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer-focused person who is comfortable with technology.  The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service.   

Prairie Skies is a rural library district outside of Springfield, IL serving a population of 7,500.  The district has two locations, in Pleasant Plains and Ashland. It covers four counties: Cass, Menard, Morgan, and Sangamon; and includes two school districts; Pleasant Plains and A-C Central.  It is part of the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. They are responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, and providing leadership to an engaged staff of seven, both full and part-time. The director will continue developing and sustaining relationships with a growing Friends of the Library group and other community partners.

Other responsibilities include helping to draft the annual tax levy ordinance and budget; attending system and consortia meetings; filling out any required reports to the state, system, library board, or other agencies; writing grants and other tasks related to the growth and success of the library.  

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications - an ALA-accredited MLS/MLA degree or equivalent and at least 2 years of library experience including supervisory experience.  


Prairie Skies Library District
125 W. Editor St.
Ashland, IL 62612
United States

How to apply

Interested persons should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and three references to

Questions may be directed to the same address.  

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