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Director of Library Services - Huntington University - Huntington, IN

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Library Services manages all personnel and activities of the library and its subsidiary functions providing a clear vision for the direction of the library that reflects the mission of both Huntington University and RichLyn Library. The Director is a voting member of the Huntington University faculty and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Administers all aspects of library services
  • Develops and implements procedures and policies for the library
  • Proposes long-range planning, expansion, remodeling, repairing, and other plant needs
  • Prepares reports for the Academic Dean, President, and various regional and national agencies • Supervises the work of librarians, staff, and student employees
  • Represents the University on various cooperative library agencies
  • Serves on committees and other campus groups as assigned or elected
  • Promotes the library and its relationship to the campus and community through various programs
  • Provides reference and instructional assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Teaches Information Literacy classes for undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Promotes the use of library resources
  • Develops programs to instruct the campus on use of the library and its resources
  • Explores the use of technology to meet the information needs of the campus
  • Oversees Technical Services and User Services Departments

EDUCATION/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a strong personal Christian commitment within evangelical Protestantism and an understanding of the relationship of faith and professional practice, a commitment to stewardship, and a strong desire to serve others. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited school (a second masters in a relevant discipline is preferred); five years or more of library management experience in an academic environment; demonstrated interpersonal skills in oral and written communication; desire and ability to teach; familiarity with various functions of a dynamic library operation; knowledgeable of trends in library service and academic environments in general; and a demonstrated capacity to integrate emerging technologies.

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Letters of interest with a completed faculty application form (https://www.huntington.edu/uploads/documents/Faculty_Application.pdf), curriculum vitae, and references may be emailed to hudean@huntington.edu. Dr. Luke S. Fetters, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, will lead the search for this position. A full job description can also be found at https://www.huntington.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities.