Library Director | Maryville Community Library District

Posted on Jan 3, 2022

The Board of Trustees of the Maryville Community Library District in Maryville, Illinois, seeks a vibrant, community-focused leader to serve as Library Director. The library serves nearly 10,000 residents of the Village of Maryville and nearby vicinity. Maryville is a thriving small community located about twenty miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. This area is a quiet community made up of families and small business with a strong community spirit.

The library is recognized for its friendly staff, supportive library board, and involved community. The next Director will be someone who continues to cultivate an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates, and values the community that Maryville serves. Maryville will benefit from a collaborative administrator willing to make important connections with the schools, park, and Village. The Director will also be instrumental in assisting with the transition into a new Library building for the Maryville community.

About the Opportunity: The successful candidate will be an individual who is aware of the needs and interests of the Maryville community, but who is also able and willing to take the next steps to ensure that the library continues to move forward with innovative ideas and the latest in services and resources. The Director should exhibit effective communication skills and utmost respect for others that combines leadership with vision, collaboration, and dedication. This is a full time, exempt position with an annual salary. The Director will be an advocate for the library, enthusiastically participating in community events and forging strong bonds with community leaders, staff, the board, and the public.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to guide the library and engage with staff and Library Board in a professional manner that promotes trust and teamwork
  • Acts as professional/technical advisor to library board of trustees on policy, finances, planning, library performance, and laws affecting libraries. 
  • An understanding of current and emerging trends in library operations including customer service, technology, programming, and funding
  • High-level managerial and leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to make sound financial and planning decisions
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal matters, including grant writing
  • Knowledge of library fundamentals and duties
  • Ability to recruit, develop, evaluate, and supervise library staff
  • Continue to upskill self by attending learning opportunities
  • Maintain memberships in appropriate professional library organizations
  • Oversee the selection and maintenance of library materials
  • Participate in community events to advocate for the library
  • At Least five years of experience working in a Library
  • At least three years of experience in Library administration and management is most preferred

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree but a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited school is preferred.


Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.


Maryville Community Library District
8 Schiber Court
Maryville, IL 62062
United States

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, current resume, and three professional references using the contact information below. Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and specify "Maryville" in the subject line of your email.

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EOE Statement:  Maryville Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status

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