[Libs-Or] Job Announcement: Executive Director of the DuPage Library System (Geneva, IL)

Patty De Anda pdeanda at libraryassociates.com
Tue Apr 14 18:07:09 PDT 2009

The Search Committee at DuPage Library System (DLS)<http://www.dupagels.lib.il.us/> welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director of a blended library system serving a diverse population in the greater Chicago area.  The ideal candidate will be an astute and dynamic individual who leads through collaboration and participation, stays abreast of e-merging trends and technologies in libraries, advocates continuously for the growth and support of DLS, and demonstrates a deep commitment to serving DLS members and staff.  The incoming Executive Director will bring a track record of success working with cooperative library systems and will be a forward thinker who translates vision into reality and steers DLS to the next level of excellence.

Headquartered in Geneva, Illinois, DLS membership comprises 132 school, academic, special, and public libraries occupying 388 facilities throughout the system - and serving a total population of close to 1 million customers system-wide!  Approximately $83 million worth of books and materials are shared among members.  DLS consultants provide member libraries with automation and technology support, interlibrary loan, professional-development programs, legislative advocacy, fundraising and grant-writing support, planning and administrative services, human resources and trustee support, in addition to serving as a local seat to the Voices of Vision Talking Book Center.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library education program.  Ten (10) years of professional experience, of which at least five (5) were spent in a high-level administrative capacity.  Previous experience working with regional, system, or other cooperative library services. Strong leadership abilities in fundraising, finance/budget, system advocacy, and strategic plan implementation.  The successful candidate will exemplify a philosophy of excellent customer service and mentorship, will promote system-wide professional development and networking opportunities, will identify and take action to raise funds and advocate for support of the system, and will lead through collaborative decision-making and open communication throughout the system.

SALARY: Compensation package is commensurate with experience.  Excellent work environment!

To view the full brochure, please copy and paste this URL: http://www.libraryassociates.com/system/files/DLS+Executive+Director+Brochure.pdf


Addressing the DLS Search Committee, cover letters and curricula vitae will illuminate the ideal candidate's knowledge of the benefits and challenges associated with cooperative library systems and will be sent to:

Keith Gurtzweiler
LAC / Library Associates Companies
6500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2240
Los Angeles, CA  90048
keith at libraryassociates.com<mailto:keith at libraryassociates.com>

*  Electronic submissions are preferred *
*  Equal Opportunity Employer *

Patty De Anda

Communications & Projects Associate
Library Associates Companies / LAC
6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2240
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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