The Centralia Regional Library District seeks an enthusiastic, creative and collaborative leader who can capitalize on the momentum created by the mail library’s recent $2.7 million expansion and renovation. Based in Centralia, Illinois, the District serves nearly 30,000 people through its main library in Centralia and four branches in nearby communities.

The District provides excellent service with a staff of five full-time and fourteen part-time employees. As a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, the District circulated 120,000 items in FY2014 and houses a collection of 83,000 items. Assisting a publicly elected seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget and ordinances, collection development, building maintenance, library operations and services, and fundraising as well as serving as the Library’s ambassador to the communities being served.

A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in library management are required for this position and a Master’s Degree in Library Science or related degree is preferred. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, current resume, three professional references and salary requirements by email to directorsearch@centralia.lib.il.us or by hard copy to Library Director Search, Centralia Regional Library District, 515 East Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801 by July 15, 2015. A complete job description is available at www.centralialibrary.org.

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