Executive Search and Recruiting for Libraries
John Keister & Associates was founded by John and Beth Keister in 1987. For over 26 years we have helped libraries and respected global corporations find and hire visionary leaders.
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 have Public Library Trustee and Library Board President experience and have been active on behalf of libraries at the local, state, and federal levels. Our experience in the library community and the corporate sector helps us identify management and leadership traits in candidates, assets that are critical to successful administration of today’s library organizations. Our diverse experience enables us to ask the right questions and examine characteristics beyond just the basic skills of a good Library Executive Director.
John Keister & Associates
Vernon Hills, Illinois (Chicago area)
Email: John Keister
We are members of:
• American Library Association
• Public Library Association
• Illinois Library Association
• Indiana Library Federation
• Iowa Library Association
• Wisconsin Library Association
We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, and will not discriminate against any candidate because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.