We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zach Musil as Library Director.
At its August 25 meeting, the Tinley Park Public Library Board of Trustees appointed Zach as Library Director. Zach had previously served as Assistant Administrator to former Library Administrator, Rich Wolff, who retired in March 2021, and as Interim Director following Rich Wolff’s retirement.
Prior to joining our library, Zach served as Acorn Public Library District’s Director for 4 years. He began his career at Fountaindale Public Library in 2013 as a Reader’s Advisory Assistant and quickly advanced to serve Acorn as Reference Librarian and subsequently as Adult Services Manager.
Zach has always been an avid reader—he graduated with a BA from Carroll College in English and Religious Studies and went on to earn an MA in English from Loyola University Chicago. Librarianship, therefore, was a natural fit for Zach, who earned his Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in 2013.
A commitment to curiosity and lifelong learning is also at the core of Zach’s personal values. “One of the fundamental values of librarianship is dedication to lifelong learning, a value that has meant a lot to me personally throughout my life,” Zach added. “There are always new things to explore, learn, and discover, and I’m very grateful and excited to serve as Director of an organization that celebrates and champions lifelong learning in our community.”
Library staff and the Library Board of Trustees are equally excited to welcome Zach as our new Director. Tinley Park Public Library Board President Cathy Hannon said of Zach’s appointment: “As President of the Library Board of Trustees, I have worked closely with Zach as Interim Director these past few months. On behalf of the entire Board, we have the utmost confidence that his appointment as Director for the Tinley Park Library will be one of continued success, always keeping our library community at the forefront of technology, programs, and future initiatives.”