We seek a proven leader to manage the PrairieCat library consortium. In this exciting and challenging position, you’ll lead a large group of libraries committed to cooperation, working in collaboration with staff, member libraries, and other organizations. You’ll lead staff in a highly detail-oriented workplace, while demonstrating a big-picture vision for library resource sharing. You’ll oversee the development and administration of the Sierra integrated library system. Core job functions include supervision of organizational operations and development, budget administration, project management, hardware and software maintenance, database administration, marketing, training, and statistical reporting.
This position will be located in northern Illinois with responsibility for staff in Bolingbrook, Coal Valley, and Rockford. Frequent travel within the PrairieCat service area (a broad area from Kankakee to the Quad Cities to Galena), regular presence at the Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Coal Valley, and Rockford service centers, and occasional travel to other RAILS locations and statewide.
You’ll spend most of your time with PrairieCat staff and members, but you’ll also have frequent contact and collaboration with staff in all areas of the RAILS organization. You’ll also spend a lot of time in member libraries, serving a rich landscape of urban, suburban, and rural communities.