Assistant Library Director


Orland Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
$101,500 annually plus benefits

We are seeking a dynamic, team-oriented, and innovative professional for a full-time position in Administration responsible for the day-to-day operation of the library, including the maintenance of the building, grounds and equipment, and security of the building while maintaining a high level of efficiency and customer service to our patrons.

The requirements and qualifications listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person in this position and does not state or imply that these are the only requirements and qualifications assigned to this position.

Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties or tasks as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


  • Is responsible for the maintenance of building, grounds and equipment and security.
  • Reviews and manages workflow of Maintenance department to ensure timely and efficient service.
  • Acts as the Library's FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Officer
  • Hires, trains, schedules and evaluates staff.
  • Monitors the fulfillment of vendor contracts.
  • Is responsible for analysis and evaluation of library services to determine if user needs are being met.
  • Assists the Library Director in the development and implementation of the library budget and strategic plan.
  • Assists the Library Director in the development of library policies and makes recommendations for change as necessary.
  • Prepares reports, surveys and proposals for the Library Director and Library Board.
  • Prepares and administers state and federal grants.
  • Serves as Liaison to Friends of the Orland Park Public Library.


  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of library service.
  • Extensive knowledge of Library policies, service standards and procedures.
  • Strong administration, problem-solving and personnel management skills.
  • Knowledge of administrative techniques, library law including the Freedom of Information Act and building operations.
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise initiative, make independent decisions and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.
  • Skills in developing and facilitating team-based planning and collaborative problem solving.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science with seven years public library experience including five years in an administrative capacity.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to be on call for emergencies and access to transportation.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Friday, June 25, 2021
Application Note: 

Applicants for all positions are subject to a background check.

Submit a printed cover letter, application and resume to Mary G. Adamowski, Library Director by Friday June 25, 2021. Submissions are also accepted via email

Applications are available at the Welcome Kiosk in the library and on the website at under About Us/Employment.

The Orland Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Contact: 
Mary Adamowski
Apply To: 
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park , IL 60462
Phone: 7084285100
41° 37' 7.8132" N, 87° 51' 22.9212" W