Director of Library Services

Triad Area in NC

Growing University is seeking a University Librarian and Director of Library Services to join our excellent faculty and staff. The University libraries include a main library, two satellite locations, and a staff of 20. The University Librarian has faculty status and oversees library operations, including all collections, their access, and acquisitions. Current library resources number 265,000 physical volumes, including 850,000 eBooks, and access to 42,000 periodical titles through ownership, and electronic subscriptions and databases. One of the upcoming additions to campus will be a new library building. The 100,000-square-foot Charman Library will be centrally located on campus and serve the needs of the University community.

About our Client

At the University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

  • Everything you do as a member of our University family matters to us.
  • At the University, the faculty and staff are devoted to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

Rewards of Director of Library Services

  • Employee Wellness Program
    • On-site fitness facility
    • On-site health coaching
    • On-site Nutrition counseling
    • Virtual Mental Health visits
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Telemedicine Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Concession & Exchange Programs
  • University-provided discretionary financial benefit
  • Travel Assistance
  • Competitive PTO and Paid Sick Days
  • Retirement Savings Plan

Responsibilities of Director of Library Services

  • Directly supervises library employees in four areas – reference, research, and instructional services, technical services, media and printing services, and the circulation of materials.
  • Assures that the collection, both physical and virtual, supports the learning and research outcomes of the University community.
  • Manages the library budget and exercises fiscal control to ensure proper use of financial and personnel resources while assuring the campus community has the materials needed to be successful.
  • Establishes library objectives that mesh with the campus’s long-term goal for information services for students, staff, and faculty and develops these library goals while managing policies and programs that further their success.
  • Works with the Library Management Team (LMT) to develop and ensure that basic library policies are communicated and implemented.
  • Works to ensure that the library provides a safe and comfortable place for students and other members of the campus community to study and conduct research.
  • Advocates on behalf of the library with stakeholders, communicating the value of library resources and services in supporting the broader University mission, initiatives, and programs, and regularly reports these findings to the University community.

Requirements of Director of Library Services

  • A minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A doctorate degree is strongly preferred.
  • 7 years of experience leading library services in a university setting
  • Ability to manage personnel and programs in a higher education environment; establish excellent working relationships in an energetic, collegial environment; and bring a positive and collaborative attitude to the position.
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