John Keister & Associates

Executive Search for Library Directors

We Help Libraries Hire Exceptional Leaders

Exceptional libraries have something in common — exceptional leaders. Since our founding in 1987, John Keister & Associates has earned a reputation for identifying and recruiting outstanding leadership talent for our customers.

We have completed over 300 nationwide executive searches. Our library searches have included small community libraries, regional libraries with dozens of branches, and large consortiums.
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 libraries, John draws upon his experience as an elected Public Library Trustee and Library Board President.

Clients have described us as:
  • “Taking the time to fully understand our organization and culture”
  • “Responsive with an easy-to-work-with personal approach to search”
  • “Experienced with an excellent ability to identify top leadership traits”
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
John Keister & Associates
P: 847-955-0541
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We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, and will not discriminate against any candidate because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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