Library Director

Gilman-Danforth District Library

Located between Champaign and Kankakee, the Gilman-Danforth District Library serves approximately  3,000 people in two townships in East Central Illinois with an annual budget of $200.000.  The full time library director (40 hours a week) supervises 1 full time Assistant Director, 4 part time Library Assistants, and 1 part time Clerical staff member. 
The 7,500 square foot library was built in 2002 and is completely handicapped accessible.  A community room serves as a meeting place for a number of organizations and community events. The library is fully furnished with electronic equipment for staff and patron use.   There are well-established programs for children and adults.

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred
  • Experience in fiscal management and planning and grant writing
  • Ability to work well with library staff, trustees, and community groups
  • Thorough knowledge of current trends, technology, and best practices for public libraries
  • Knowledge and experience with Children’s programming a plus

Please send letter of application, resume, and three references to: or by mail to Gilman-Danforth District Library, ATTN: Hiring Committee, 715 North Maple Street, Gilman, IL 60938-1747 by August 15, 2022.