Lincolnwood Public Library District

Director Search

Exterior from lot 688
Lincolnwood Public Library seeks an energetic and visionary leader to serve as Library Director. This is a terrific opportunity to work with and lead a first-rate staff and continue to build on the forward-thinking culture of the library.

Lincolnwood Public Library serves a diverse and vibrant community of 12,600 residents. Located just 10 miles north of downtown Chicago, residents enjoy a mix of suburban amenities plus all of the cultural and entertainment options of Chicago.

In early 2017, the library completed a large renovation project which brought about significant changes to the facility's look and feel as well as to the services offered. It's a beautiful space that has been well-received by the public. The Board and staff are enthusiastic about continuing to move the library forward and embracing its role in the community.

The Director will be expected to:
  • Continue to move the library forward to best serve the needs of the Lincolnwood community
  • Lead and inspire the staff and the library in a highly professional manner, fostering teamwork, collaboration and trust
  • Advocate for the library and cultivate community partnerships
About the Opportunity:

This opportunity requires an individual with:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an approachable, honest and respectful leadership style
  • Sense of humor, intellectual curiosity and an eagerness to explore new ideas
  • Passion for librarianship with a clear vision of the future
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an enthusiastic advocate for the library
Additional requirements:
  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school
  • Leadership experience in a public library that demonstrates the ability and skill to work in a diverse community
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, current resume and three professional references using the contact information below. Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and “Lincolnwood” in the subject line of your email. Applications should be received by June 8.

Salary $85,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience. Excellent benefits.

Questions? We welcome and encourage inquiries.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search
p: 847-955-0541

Our firm is 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.

Photos courtesy of Lincolnwood Public Library