Head of Technology & Maker Services | Indian Prairie Public Library

Posted on Mar 2, 2023

Do you love building relationships with patrons and with staff?  Do you embrace change and innovation in order to create amazing library experiences?  Do you love to tinker and create?  Do you have a passion for teaching classes and individuals?  We’re interested in talking with you!

As Head of Technology & Maker Services, you are responsible for managing and developing traditional and cutting-edge services relative to making and technology for all ages.   

  • You oversee the Maker Studio and related services, classes, and promotions.
  • You oversee the public computers and associated technology such as scanning, faxing, photocopying and basic computer/software assistance.
  • You ensure the library offers state-of-the art technology services for our residents. 
  • You create amazing experiences for our library guests with your warmth, knowledge, and love of serving others. 
  • You lead, supervise, and mentor the Technology & Maker Services staff. 
  • You are an essential member of the leadership team planning for the future and facilitating cooperation and communication within the organization.  

Here are some of the traits we’re looking for in a candidate:

  • You engage well with people of all ages and are passionate about providing exemplary customer service experiences.
  • You easily make connections with people and seek to build relationships.
  • You are a leader, who effectively guides and inspires staff.
  • You enjoy helping people find the answers they need and letting them know what is new at the library.
  • You love all types of DIY and making and can develop great ideas for projects and classes.
  • You’re very organized.
  • You have a strong attention to detail and accuracy is important to you.
  • You love data and use it effectively to manage services.
  • You’re a thoughtful and collaborative team player.
  • You make smart, independent decisions, understanding the big picture and your place in it.
  • You’re really comfortable with change and are always looking for new ideas to improve services.
  • You show initiative and can think on your feet.
  • You’re a great communicator, both verbal and written.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You enjoy a good laugh.
  • You excel at teaching people how to use the library’s making equipment and helping them with their projects; you also are passionate in teaching people about technology of all types. 

Read more about the job responsibilities and qualifications.

Benefits include IMRF pension plan, health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, eight paid holidays, 4 weeks vacation earned per year, 12 sick days earned per year, and two personal days.  The position works 37.5 hours/week including days, evenings and weekends.


Qualifications include:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in public libraries including providing reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Minimum of three years recent management or supervisory experience.  
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies and making.
  • Ability to effectively adapt and integrate new technologies and equipment.
  • Knowledge and practice of the principles and practices of supervision, including coaching and team building skills.
  • Proficiency in using computers and other devices plus Word, Excel, Outlook, the Internet and library catalog and software.
  • Reliable transportation.


The salary is $63,024-72,478 depending on experience. Benefits included.


Indian Prairie Public Library
401 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
United States

How to apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Laura Birmingham, Executive Director, at laurab@ippl.info. 
The subject line on the email should read “Department Head Position”.   

Resumes will be accepted until noon, Tuesday, March 21, 2023.  

Indian Prairie Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer. 

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