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Fremont Public Library District

The Trustees of the Fremont Public Library District in Mundelein are looking for a fiscally-responsible and data-driven new Director. The 57 friendly staff members serve 38,962 patrons from all or parts of 7 municipalities.  Over the next 10 years, the District will continue to see growth with a number of developments in the works. The ideal candidate for this important role will be appreciative of the diverse community, thoughtful in their decision-making, and deliberate in the delegation of responsibilities.

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Keeping all employees–from full-time managers to part-time clerks–in mind when making changes is important to the ongoing success of the Library. Also key is sustaining the established connections with civic partners and maintaining the open dialogue with local stakeholders.

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The Director Reports to a 7-member

elected Board of Trustees. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program with 5 years of related work and 3 years of supervisory experience. The candidate must possess a high level of emotional intelligence, keen awareness of local government fiscal matters, strong leadership capabilities, and the ability to 

build relationships with civic leaders. They must provide the proper setting for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of staff. Front-line employees pride themselves on their cultivated connections with patrons. This sought-after steward of the Library must have top-notch communication skills and promote professional development.

The current strategic plan

runs through 2025; it focuses on engaging community, inspiring creativity, and enriching minds. Trustees place emphasis on connecting with patrons and stakeholders. The Library is generously supported by a combined Friends & Foundation group that runs the popular Book Nook tucked under the central stairwell. Visitors benefit from recent capital improvements that

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opened-up the second floor and enhanced the view of the Library’s beautiful  pond, with a few more changes scheduled for completion in the fall. When the project is finished, all of the adult collection will be upstairs and teens & tweens will have a first-floor place of their own. 

Salary, Benefits & How to Apply

This is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum annual salary offer of $125,000, with some flexibility for professional achievements. The Library also offers a generous benefits package including paid holidays; vacation, personal, and sick days; medical, dental and life insurance; and participation in the much sought-after Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

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The application window has closed.  We are currently conducting interviews.

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