Job Opportunities At The Sycamore Public Library

It is the policy of the Sycamore Public Library to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, age, unfavorable military discharge (for non-fiduciary positions), genetic information or any other protected status based on local, state or federal law. We will provide reasonable accommodations to allow you to participate in the application process (i.e., accommodations for a test or job interview) if you indicate such a need.

The Sycamore Public Library employs 24 staff members and has an operating budget that exceeds $1.2 million. Sycamore Public Library is governed by a 9-member board of trustees appointed by the mayor and city council. Sycamore is a growing community with a population of 17,519 people comprised of all ages, races, and religions.

Job Openings

Library Director 

Sycamore Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The Board of Trustees and staff seek an enthusiastic leader who can articulate, support and promote the Library’s mission while embracing the Sycamore community, its traditions, and its hometown feel.  The Director must excel in building collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, patrons, the Board, local government, and community agencies. The ideal Director will be committed to transparency, fiscal responsibility, and fostering a team environment that maximizes the creative talents of the Library staff. 

Sycamore is a charming community with a rich historical tradition located 60 miles west of Chicago. With a staff of 24, the Library serves a community of approximately 17,000 and has an operating budget of 1.2 million dollars.  On average, 133,000 people visit the Library each year, circulating over 232,000 items annually.

Education and Experience: 

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university preferred; Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • 5+ years of professional experience with progressively responsible work, and at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Experience with budgeting, finance, fundraising, and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated passion for public library service.

Salary: Competitive salary, with individual benefits package.

To Apply: Email your resume and a letter of interest, to the Board President at trustees@sycamorelibrary.org.

Open until filled. No calls please.

A detailed job description follows.

Job Description