JOB POSTING – DIRECTOR, BELLEVILLE ILLINOIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Belleville Public Library, an historic Carnegie institution, serves patrons in two locations within the city. We seek a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will continue to develop the collection while implementing expansion of information technology, electronic books, media and services for our 21st Century patrons.
The Library Director has a high level of responsibility and accountability. He/she will administer library services in compliance with all applicable laws, policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees and will manage a staff of 29 bargaining unit municipal employees, insuring their compliance with job requirements and professional standards.
The Director prepares, implements and monitors the library’s annual budget; provides monthly reports and budget updates to the Library Board of Trustees; attends regular meetings of the Board of Trustees and Belleville City Council; maintains financial and statistical records; approves all requests for equipment and services.
Belleville is a diverse, vibrant community in Southern Illinois. The Director will be expected to support cultural, educational, professional and recreational needs by continuous development of relevant and appropriate materials, programs and services for patrons of all ages. The successful candidate will possess considerable ability in dealing with the public and represent the library as a public relations liaison at local, state and professional functions.
Qualifications: Requires a graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university and a minimum of five years management experience in a Public Library setting. All candidates should have experience in financial planning as well as superior technical writing and grant writing skills, considerable knowledge of personnel law, professional library principles, materials and practices. This person must have the courage of his/her convictions; possess and utilize strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills while overseeing daily operations and building management; must be an excellent communicator; and be able to deal with staff, patrons and the public with a high level of authoritative diplomacy.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Library offers a generous benefits package to include retirement, healthcare, vacation, personal and sick leave. The selected Library Director will be required to reside within the city limits of Belleville, Illinois.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY email A RESUME AND THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO firstname.lastname@example.org OR MAIL TO HUMAN RESOURCES, CITY OF BELLEVILLE, 510 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE IL 62220 BEFORE 5:00 P.M. FRIDAY JULY 15, 2011.