Head of Adult Services | Lake Villa District Library

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

Are you a leader who sees opportunity in change? Do you have the vision to create and manage a working environment where initiative, personal responsibility and creativity thrive? Lake Villa District Library (LVDL) is seeking such a person to lead our Adult Services Department.

This is an exciting time at LVDL as we prepare for an RFID conversion project, migration to a new ILS (Polaris), and in early 2019, relocating to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

We are looking for a savvy and enthusiastic librarian who will bring a strategic focus to shaping the direction of Adult Services. The ideal candidate will have experience with leading teams, project management, and establishing innovative services. Excellent communication skills are a must.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Managing all aspects relating to the operation of the Adult Services Department, establishing priorities and providing strong leadership and vision in support of the library’s Strategic Plan.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating core services for a public library with a strong focus on collection development, technology services, and outreach.
  • Developing event programming in collaboration with the PR/Marketing Coordinator.
  • Fostering a culture of outstanding customer service and teamwork.
  • Encouraging and supporting the ongoing professional development of the Adult Services staff.

 This position reports to the Library Director and will collaborate closely with members of the Management Team.

 See www.lvdl.org/jobs for a full job description.



  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Three years of experience working in a public library setting preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.


Full-time exempt managerial position (37 hrs/week). Schedule includes regular weekday hours and some evening and weekend hours. Salary range is $55,408-$69,260 based on experience.


Lake Villa District Library
1001 E. Grand Ave.
Lake Villa, IL 60046
United States

How to apply

Send cover letter, resume and application (available at www.lvdl.org/jobs) to:

Andrea Lentine
Library Director
Lake Villa District Library
1001 E. Grand Ave.
Lake Villa, IL 60046.

Or, email submissions to hr@lvdl.org.

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