John Keister & Associates

Executive Search for Libraries

We Help Libraries Hire Effective Leaders
  • Public Libraries
  • College, Art and Research Libraries
  • Science and Engineering Libraries
John Keister & Associates identifies and recruits top leadership talent for libraries throughout the United States. Our principals, John and Beth Keister, founded our firm in 1987.

We enjoy working with libraries because they are the heart of communities across the country. Each search we undertake is customized to reflect the distinct and special character of the place and people that particular library serves.

Instead of following the traditional path of posting jobs and waiting for responses, we identify and recruit key contributors who will bring energy and passion to the organizations they join. Our success is the result of networking and actively building long-term relationships with the best and brightest library leaders.

We also offer coaching and training to help library boards to become more efficient and effective. When working with public libraries, John draws upon his experience as an elected Public Library Trustee and Library Board President.

We offer a smart, innovative and cost-effective approach to recruiting. Please contact us to learn more about our services or to discuss current search projects.

John Keister & Associates
Vernon Hills, Illinois
P: 847-955-0541
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Member of:
  • ALA American Library Association
  • PLA Public Library Association
  • ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Illinois Library Association, Michigan Library Association
  • Wisconsin Library Association, Minnesota Library Association
  • Indiana Library Federation
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