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Library Director Charleston Public Library

November 17th, 2010

JOB TITLE: Library Director
COMPANY: Charleston Carnegie Public Library
POSTDATE: November 17, 2010
LOCATION: Charleston, IL

LIBRARY DIRECTOR: The Charleston Carnegie Public Library Board is seeking a creative and dynamic leader to become our next director upon our director’s retirement. The successful candidate will plan, direct, and coordinate all library activities and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude. We will select someone with excellent leadership and communications skills, a compelling vision for the library, innovative approaches to organizing and problem solving, strong skills in fostering community relations, knowledge of library trends and technology, willingness to help manage a new facility, and the ability to build a team environment.

INFORMATION: Located in Charleston, IL, a community near Champaign, Decatur and Terre Haute; home of Eastern Illinois University; serves population of 21,000; new 29,000 sq. ft. facility, the pride of the community; collection of 65,000; supported by an annual budget of nearly $500,000; staff of six experienced employees with a strong commitment to service; overseen and assisted by a board of nine dedicated citizens.

APPLICATION: MLS/MLIS required, ALA-accredited school preferred; at least two years of public library experience, director experience preferred; salary from $40,000 DOQ with excellent benefits. Applications accepted until filled; priority consideration given to those received by November 30th. Please send (1) a cover letter that includes your philosophy, strengths and personal goals, (2) a detailed resume, and (3) three references with contact information to: Charleston Library Search Committee; c/o Pam Storm, 2908 Oakwood Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

QUESTIONS: email psstorm@eiu.edu

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