John Keister & Associates

Executive Search for Libraries

Executive Search for Exceptional Leaders

We are an executive search firm, founded in 1987, supporting library organizations in their pursuit of exceptional leaders. During the past 34 years we have successfully completed over 350 executive level searches for organizations throughout the United States.

Our team thinks and works creatively, challenging the status quo in executive search. We identify and recruit top leadership talent, completing executive searches for public libraries, regional library systems of all sizes, non-profits, and global technology companies. Our backgrounds combine technical expertise, library knowledge, and well-honed executive search skills.

We know how to work effectively with governing boards through our own experience serving on public library boards, including roles as trustee and board president. We also consult on a wide range of issues including board effectiveness and succession planning, and are actively engaged as advocates for the library community.

Each search we undertake is customized to reflect the special character of the place and people a particular organization serves. We enjoy recruiting, identifying, and vetting leaders to evaluate how they may fit into your organization.

We are an intentionally small firm and the clients we work with appreciate our focus, responsiveness, and engaging approach to executive search. When you select John Keister and Associates, you get a partner and a relationship that works to find the right leader who will expand your organization's capability and success.

We'd like to hear from you and discuss your needs. Please contact us to learn more about our services.

John Keister & Associates, LLC
John Keister & Associates
Vernon Hills, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
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