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The Glen Carbon Centennial Library District Board of Trustees seeks an energetic leader who continually strives for excellence and has a strong philosophy of customer service, advocacy, and empowering staff. Named the Best Small Library in America 2010 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Library Journal, the library is located in Village of Glen Carbon, population 12,794. In 2009, Glen Carbon was ranked among the top 100 best small towns to live according to Money Magazine. The 15,000 square foot library was built in 2004 and recognized as an innovative library building in the Spring 2006 ILA Reporter.
The Library provides excellent service 64 hours a week with a staff of 3 full-time and 11 part-time employees and operates with a budget of approximately $600,000. As a member of Illinois Heartland Library System, the library circulated 145,965 items in 2013/14 and houses a collection of 67,000+ items.
The Director will be responsible for the following:
Administering all aspects of library operations, including circulation, reference, technical services, collection development, technology, programming, and public relations, as well as evaluation of these services. Delegating responsibilities in these areas to staff as appropriate.
Assisting the Library Board of Trustees with recommendations on library policies and services, preparation of budgets and ordinances, preparation for Board meetings, and development and implementation of a strategic plan.
Supervising, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating a staff of fourteen.
Managing financial aspects of the library, including revenues and expenditures, as overseen by the Library Board and in compliance with the law. Coordinating semimonthly payroll and accounts payable, monthly financial reports, and other reports as necessary with an accounting firm.
Performing outreach in the community; maintaining good relationships with members of the community, civic groups, and other government bodies; and seeking out new partnerships and services.
Arranging for building maintenance and repairs.
Seeking out new services, initiatives, and grants for the library district.
Ensuring reports are prepared in a timely manner and records are properly maintained in compliance with the law.
Education and Experience:
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and three years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Please submit a cover letter, current resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as the position becomes available on February 2nd. Compensation is based upon experience and qualifications and includes an attractive benefits package. Please include your last name in the title of any attached files.