Library Director


Ida Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Full-Time - hours as required to complete duties.
$40,000 - $50,000


§ Develops and recommends to the board of trustees, specific, written, long and short-range plans for the development of IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY programs and services.

§ Maintains appropriate relations with the Board of Trustees and various board committees, and keeps them informed.

§ Interprets trends in the fields of service in which IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY is engaged, by maintaining involvement in the professional field as a whole.

§ Assists with orientation and training programs for the board.

§ Administers, supervises, and coordinates library operation and activities.

§ Administers, supervises, and coordinates collection development and management.

§ Prepares IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY budgets in conjunction with the library board finance committee and is accountable for control of these resources once approved by the full board.

§ Directs all day to day financial operations of IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY.

§ Follows board approved procedures for management and allocation of financial resources.

§ Shall be authorized to sign checks drawn on funds deposited to the credit of the Board of Trustees.

§ Supervises, directs, and evaluates staff in the performance of their duties.

§ Evaluates the services being provided by IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY in relation to specified goals and standards and recommends modifications, where appropriate.

§ Evaluates adequacy of the library facilities and recommends changes as needed.

§ Maintains appropriate relations with other professional and service groups in the community.

§ Maintains appropriate relations with local, federal, state, and local government units.

§ Maintains appropriate relations with other agencies in similar fields of service.

§ Recommends policies to the board and/or assists the board in the formulation of policies for the effective and economical operation of IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY and its programs.

§ Ensures implementation of the policies adopted by the board.

§ Has chief administrative responsibility for maintenance of agency facilities.

§ Carries chief of staff responsibility to ensure that legal obligations of IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY are met.

§ Prepares statistical reports required by other government agencies.

§ Prepares and sends annual reports to the City Mayor and Council, to the library system, and to the Illinois State Library with statistics about library materials, circulation, registration, and finances.

§ Applies for state or federal grants, whether revenue-sharing, construction or per capita grants.

§ Oversees public relations with such matters as newspaper articles, posters, and public speeches by staff members.

§ Attends monthly Board meetings and also Friends of the Library meetings.

§ Conducts annual survey of library services such as reference questions, program attendance, percentage of population using facility, etc.

§ Cooperates with civic and special interest groups to promote the library program.

§ May be required to work daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.

§ Performs other duties as required.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Library Board of Trustees


  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum -- 5 years' professional library experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Valid Illinois driver's license


  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to plan and organize projects and programs.
  • Ability to maintain an exemplary public service attitude at all times.
  • Ability to analyze library needs and participate in long and short range planning.
  • Work independently.
  • Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices and materials
  • Knowledge of database and online reference sources, computer applications and library system software.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Application Note: 

Applications will be accepted via email.

Application Contact: 
Kim Hohf, Board President
Apply To: 
Ida Public Library Belvidere , IL 61008