Springfield, IL: Director of Lincoln Library – Lincoln Library

Contact Name: Office of Human Resources

Contact Email : HumanResources@springfield.il.us

Institution/Organization Name: Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois

Job Location: Springfield, Illinois

Job Title: Director of Lincoln Library

Application Deadline : Deadline to apply is March 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM CST.

Years of Experience Required: 5

Link to Job Posting: http://www.springfield.il.us

Job Description: Director of Lincoln Library

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate would be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the library’s services, resources, programs and staff. Other responsibilities would include, but not be limited to: formulating goals and objectives for strategic short and long term planning, analyzing and administering the library’s budget and revenue, maintaining an active presence in the city of Springfield through associated community groups and other government relations as well as training and developing employees toward an environment of continuous quality improvement.

Requirements:
This position requires evening and weekend work hours as well as residency within Springfield corporate city limits. The qualified selected candidate would have 1 year to relocate and provide proof of residence in the city limits of Springfield. Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science as well as five (5) years supervisory experience.

How to apply/deadline:
Apply to: http://www.springfield.il.us or send resume to HumanResources@springfield.il.us. Deadline to apply is March 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM CST. If assistance in applying is required, contact the City of Springfield Office of Human Resources.

The city of Springfield may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The City of Springfield is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include ten (10) vacation days, twelve (12) sick days, two (2) personal days and ten (10) paid holidays each year. The City offers multiple health, dental and vision plans as well as optional deferred compensation plans, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (a defined benefit pension plan).

About Springfield:
The City of Springfield’s Lincoln Library seeks its next Library Leader – someone who will serve both the Library and community as an engaged, active participant and contributor. As a department of the City of Springfield, the Library Director will support our 117,000 residents and work in partnership with the Mayor as a member of his team of directors. Lincoln Library is home to the area’s Sangamon Valley Collection, an in-depth resource for the study of Springfield, Sangamon County and eleven adjacent counties. Key opportunities for the new Director include enhancing digital technologies and services; program creation and developing community-wide partnerships. Lincoln Library completed a $700,000 renovation in February 2016. Current annual budget of 4.5 million with a staff of forty-one full-time employees.

As the largest city in central Illinois, Springfield is best known for being the home of our 16th president Abraham Lincoln and the place where President Barack Obama spent his early career in politics. Springfield is truly rich with history while maintaining a progressive and strong business environment. Our education economy is driven by numerous colleges and universities including the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS); Robert Morris University; Benedictine University; and Lincoln Land Community College. Springfield’s medical and health care sectors are a core industry for central Illinois in addition to being the seat of Illinois state government. We draw people year-round for festivals and events including the Illinois State Fair; the annual Route 66 Mother Road Festival; the International Carillon Festival; downtown’s Old Capitol Farmers Market and activities at Southwind Park, an 80 acre state-of-the-art park that serves as a national model by providing inclusion for all people, with a special emphasis for those with physical and cognitive needs. The community is conveniently located on Interstate highways 55 and 72, Springfield is in close proximity to St. Louis to the south; Chicago to the north and Indianapolis to the east.

 

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