John Keister & Associates

Executive Search for Libraries

We Help Libraries Hire Effective Leaders

John Keister & Associates identifies and recruits top leadership talent for libraries throughout the United States. Our principals, John and Beth Keister, founded our firm in 1987.

Our extensive experience with over 300 executive searches enables us to evaluate management and leadership traits in candidates, assets that are critical to the successful administration and guidance of today's libraries.

We enjoy working with libraries because they are the heart of communities across the country. Each search we undertake is customized to reflect the distinct and special character of the place and people that particular library serves.

When working with public libraries, John draws upon his experience as an elected Public Library Trustee and Library Board President.

We offer a smart, innovative and cost-effective approach to recruiting. Please contact us to learn more about our services or to discuss current search projects.

John Keister & Associates
Vernon Hills, Illinois
P: 847-955-0541
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Member of:
  • ALA American Library Association
  • PLA Public Library Association
  • ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Illinois Library Association, Michigan Library Association
  • Wisconsin Library Association, Minnesota Library Association
  • Indiana Library Federation
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