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Library Director

The library director is responsible for the overall management and development of library services, collections and facilities, including budget and personnel. The director creates a strategic vision for library services and serves as the primary link between the library and campus community. This full-time, 12-month administrative position reports to the provost.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with faculty, students and administrative colleagues to strategically assess library services; develops, applies and reports performance metrics
  • Elevates campus awareness of library services and the role of contemporary academic libraries at small liberal arts colleges
  • Supervises professional librarians and support staff and evaluates performance in accordance with campus policies
  • Encourages the investigation, selection and implementation of new technologies and methods of providing services that advance the library’s mission
  • Administers the development of the library’s collections and explores new methods of selecting, acquiring and organizing resources to support the curriculum
  • Fosters cooperative relationships with other libraries and engages in formal arrangements to share resources for the benefit of students and faculty
  • Encourages programs and exhibits for students and faculty that support intellectual achievement and promote the library’s services, collections and facilities

Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school required. Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library experience required, including supervisory experience. Demonstrated success in collaborative leadership and management and in the implementation of new technologies. Must have strong customer service orientation and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.

To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references by Dec. 6, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials and inquiries should be directed to sulibsearch13@susqu.edu Please reference Job Code A13-011

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college that prepares undergraduate students for lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 32 states and 15 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Although situated in a quaint town, Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu. Susquehanna University is committed to creating a more diverse community. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.




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