The Chicago Tribune names Niles-Maine District Library a winner of the Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award
Last updated 11/21/2019 at 12:51pm
Niles-Maine District Library has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor for the first
time by The Chicago Tribune. The Library is one of two libraries recognized on the list of 150
companies and organizations in the Chicago region.
"One of the staff members nominated us for the award, and I'm thrilled that the staff
responded so positively," said Executive Director, Susan Dove Lempke. "We may not have high
salaries like some of the other winners, but the Library is a great environment and we feel valued
by our community for the work that we share."
Chicago Top Workplaces winners are recognized solely on anonymous surveys about the
workplace completed by their employees. Seventy-five of the one hundred and four library staff
members completed the survey. The survey was administered by research firm Energage, a
leading provider of technology-based employee engagement. The survey measures several
aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
"The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration," said
Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. "Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher
referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just
goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results."
The Niles-Maine District Library is located at 6960 W. Oakton St, the northeast corner of
the Oakton and Waukegan intersection. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9
p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.