looking for a director of East Chicago Public Library

Director of city library out
EAST CHICAGO: Board cites failure to meet contract conditions

— reported by Northwest Indiana Times

The search is on for a new director at the East Chicago Public Library.

A 2001 contract with former Director James Rajchel was declared void Saturday at a special meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

The opening was posted Monday by the city’s Human Resources Department for application by existing city employees, who will get first crack at the job.


Library spokeswoman Myrna Maldonado said the library board determined that Rajchel failed to meet the conditions of his contract by not completing three years of library work experience after receiving his American Library Association accreditation, but before assuming director’s duties, as required by state statute.

Just two months passed between Rajchel earning his library degree and starting his job as library director.


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