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Library Director-Homewood Public Library (IL)-Applications close Sunday, April 7

Define excellence as the next Homewood (IL) Public Library Director – join a committed seven-member Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff (35FTE) as they move the Library forward with excellent library programs and services for the 19,175 Homewood residents. The Homewood Public Library (HPL) is excited about future opportunities as it addresses the technology, education and economic changes facing them today. HPL is a place where the community connects – a cultural gathering space and a central source of conversation and information for all ages from early childhood literacy to strong senior activities and resources. Among the key opportunities for the new Director are: (1) enhancing and supporting staff development and establishing a collaborative team work environment; (2) re-visiting existing space to accommodate service enhancements; (3) implementing additional funding streams, including development and fundraising; (4) refining and implementing the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan; and (5) defining the Library as a strategic community partner with local agencies and organizations. The Library currently operates from a single, downtown facility with a $2.4 million annual budget and support from a vital Friends of the Library organization.

Homewood, IL offers an outstanding quality of life as a vibrant, diverse, creative, affordable community hosting an award-winning school system, an outstanding park district, and an easy commute to Chicago and the University of Chicago. It is home where people work, play, learn, and put down roots. Located just 25 miles south of Chicago’s loop, Homewood is perfectly positioned and easy to get to and from the city on the Metra Electric Train (an eco-friendly option). It is easy to access I-80 and I-294. Its pedestrian and bike-friendly charming downtown welcomes all to a mix of residences, restaurants, boutiques and cultural experiences. For more information on the Homewood Public Library and the Village of Homewood, visit Homewood Links.

Responsibilities. In conjunction with the governing Library Board of Trustees, staff and appropriate community representatives the Library Director plans, organizes, develops and directs all aspects of library service to residents of the district. Responsibilities include developing and monitoring the annual budget; preparing and filing all required legal and financial reports mandated by the county and the state; all aspects of personnel management; policy development and implementation; oversight of facilities and collections; representing the library as an active, engaged community partner; supporting fundraising and grant development; and working with the Friends of HPL. Please see the complete Library Director position description for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible library experience including three years in a supervisory role. The successful candidate will also demonstrate ethical leadership and create an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication with a strong commitment to customer service, inclusion, diversity and community engagement. Other desired qualifications include a knowledge of public library trends and best practices, participation in professional organizations, and a knowledge of Illinois library law. Successful experience reporting to a governing board and working in a union environment are preferred qualifications.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $81,281 – 101,601 (dependent on qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position will close April 7, 2019.



Jobeth Bradbury
Bradbury Miller Associates
4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)
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