Library Board

The Robert W. Rowe Public Library District is governed by an elected seven member Board of Trustees.



Are you interested in the job opportunity at the Robert Rowe Public Library District? There is an opening for the Library Director.

Library Director

Robert W. Rowe Public Library District

The Robert W. Rowe Public Library District, located in Sheridan, IL, is seeking a new director who understands the important role a library plays in a small, rural community serving 4,870. The new director will lead the library into the future by empowering the community’s growth and connection through library services and programs. The director will oversee a staff of 5 and an annual budget of $340,000.


The director is responsible to the Board of Trustees for all library functions (administration, collection development, cataloging, and public relations), subject to the policies of the library. The director will plan, organize, develop, coordinate schedule of staff and volunteers, and direct the operation of the library. They will also provide reference and library advisory service.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited graduate school, or actively pursuing a Master’s Degree, or a bachelor’s degree (Library Science major or minor desirable), is preferred.
  • Three to five years of library experience; one to two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to lead and direct staff and collaborate with volunteers
  • Ability to maintain financial records
  • Experience in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products, and LAN preferred
  • Knowledge of books and library materials and the ability to obtain a tech login for cataloging in Prairiecat
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations for library-related activities
  • Facility management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively


  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation after one year
  • SEP contribution (retirement fund)
  • 10 holidays annually
  • Paid sick days upon hire
  • Salary: $46,000 – $52,000, commensurate with experience


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to


Application deadline: Job opened until filled 


The Robert W. Rowe Public Library District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.




Board Members and Meeting Schedule

Members of the Board of Trustees:

  • Susan Larson, President
  • Jennifer Shugrue, Vice President
  • Mary Hoover
  • Mary Beth O’Hara, Treasurer
  • Kalico Skalic
  • Madonna Black
  • Sue Morhan, Secretary

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas.

Library Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at the Robert W. Rowe Public
Library and start at 7:00pm.

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 8, 2022

January 12, 2023

February 9, 2023



March 9, 2023

April 13, 2023

May 11, 20203

June 8, 2023

July 13, 2023

Notice of Ordinance

      TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Library Trustees of the Robert W. Rowe Public Library District, pursuant to “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the state, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works”, approved June 26, l94l, as amended, has determined on, and as effective from, June 1, 2018 that the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the Library District, is the same as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois for LaSalle County as of the last available date and monthly thereafter.  A copy of the full resolution and the Department of Labor determination is available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of the Library District at 120 East Si Johnson Ave., Sheridan, Illinois, and to any employer or association of employers and any person or association of employees who have filed, or file their names and addresses, requesting copies of the same.

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Click here for a link to the list of wages.