Library Director | Forsyth Public Library

Posted on Jul 12, 2021

The Village of Forsyth is seeking applicants for the position of Library Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer-focused person with a desire to promote the Library and foster positive community relations. The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and progressively responsible library experience.   

Forsyth is located in Central Illinois in the Decatur metropolitan area and serves a population of 3,490. Forsyth is known for its diverse population, excellent schools, and beautiful parks. Forsyth Public Library was established in 1983 under the Village Library Act and is a department of the Village of Forsyth. It is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and the Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally (SHARE) automation consortium.

Under the direction of the Forsyth Village Board and the Village Administrator, the Library Director oversees library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. Responsibilities include hiring, supervising, evaluating and providing leadership to a staff of seven full and part-time staff; collection development; assisting in budget preparation; planning and facilitating library programming; filling out required reports to the state, system, or other agencies; and other tasks related to the growth and success of the library.  

The Village of Forsyth benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance (Village pays 100% of employee premiums); participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); optional 457 deferred compensation plan; and vacation, sick, and personal leave. This is a full-time, salaried position at 40 hours/week.


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


$55,000-$65,000 +/- annually, depending on experience


Forsyth Public Library
268 S. Elwood
Forsyth, IL 62535
United States

How to apply

Submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Mayor Jim Peck at  

Please submit applications by July 30, 2021. Any applications received after this date may not be considered.

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