Director

Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Winnetka-Northfield (IL) Public Library District seeks its next Director—an accomplished leader ready to enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change. Working with a staff of 20 full time and 28 part-time team members and a $3.5 million annual budget, the Library will continue its focus on excellent customer service to the 17,000+ residents of the Winnetka and Northfield communities. The successful candidate will build upon the Library’s historically strong service values and its commitment to exceeding community expectations with a respect for the Library’s history combined with thoughtful innovation. The Director will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the Library Staff, and public to communicate the Library’s mission and goals effectively. Key initiatives include developing and implementing a new strategic plan; developing strong positive relationships with staff fostering trust, integrity, respect, and teamwork; the renovation of the District’s Northfield branch; building positive partnerships with external stakeholders—the Friends of the Library, local and regional organizations, and the Winnetka-Northfield community at large; and charting a clear course for welcoming and inclusive library programs and services through and after the COVID-19 pandemic.