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  • Library Director

    La Grange Park Public Library District

  • Library/Organization Address

    10 W Cossitt Ave
    La Grange, Illinois 60525
  • Employment Type

    Full-time

  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    Annual salary starting at $90,000.00.

  • About the Organization

    La Grange Park Public Library District has been enriching lives in the community for 50 years. The Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, energetic Executive Director to lead an outstanding staff and continue our mission of being a welcoming and inclusive community center connecting residents to informational, cultural, and educational resources.
    La Grange Park, Illinois is a suburban village located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago. Nestled between forest preserves, the 13,500 residents enjoy great parks, excellent schools and a variety of housing options. Many long-time residents of La Grange Park find their grown children returning “home” to settle with their own young families. La Grange Park is an active, caring community that embraces our history and plans for the future.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Our new Director will:
    • work closely with a 7-member elected Board of Trustees
    • oversee, organize, and administer policies set forth by the Board
    • nurture existing excellent relationships among other government entities
    • have experience promoting services to stakeholders
    • possess top-notch communication and listening skills
    • foster career progression and opportunities for the staff
    • oversee a long-awaited renovation project – after much planning LGPP is ready to embark on an exciting renovation that will enhance our current offerings as well as bring us into the future

    Responsibilities include:
    • administers all Library operations and services, on behalf of the Board of Library Trustees, and under its review and direction
    • oversees all Library services to the public and the operation of the Library within the limitations of the working budget
    • stays informed about new developments in the field
    • develops the services of the Library to more effectively meet present and future community needs
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited program and at least 5 years of recent public library experience and 3 years supervisory experience. The candidate must have highly developed interpersonal skills, experience promoting services to stakeholders, awareness of budgeting and fiscal matters, and strong leadership capabilities. The Director provides and maintains a healthy environment for the recruitment, evaluation, and development of employees.
  • Benefits Offered

    Health insurance, Other

    The Library offers a generous benefits package including participation in the sought-after Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

  • Position Start Date

  • How to Apply

    Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter addressed to the Board of Trustees, a concise resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references in PDF to lagrangepark@deiterstodd.com by Friday, December 30, 2022. For further information, go to www.deiterstodd.com/lagrangepark or contact Jim Deiters at jim@deiterstodd.com.
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