Join a nationally recognized organization and lead its library automation consortium further
along the path toward excellence!
The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) seeks applications for the SHARE Director
through November 30, 2017. The largest library consortium in North America, SHARE (Sharing
Heartland’s Available Resources Equally) represents 327 member agencies in 472 service
locations throughout central and southern Illinois. SHARE is a membership-supported
organization with an active committee structure and leadership. It is also backed by the Illinois
Heartland Library System, a state-funded quasi-governmental agency.
The SHARE Director is responsible for coordinating the SHARE department (17 FTE)
and providing quality service to member libraries. This position works collaboratively with
SHARE Managers in the administration of the automation program, and in tandem with SHARE
member leaders through the SHARE Executive Council. The Director is part of the IHLS
Administrative Team which participates in establishing strategic directions as well as goals and
objectives for IHLS.
Our Edwardsville, IL office is 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, with cultural offerings,
professional sports and family-friendly activities. Edwardsville is the third-oldest city in the
state, with consistent high rankings for educational, real estate and social opportunities. [For
more on Edwardsville, see http://www.cityofedwardsville.com/]
Application procedures and additional details can be found