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Director of Zondervan Library - Taylor University - Upland, IN


The Zondervan Library at Taylor University seeks an innovative director to provide insightful and transformational leadership in the Library beginning on June 1, 2020. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Zondervan Library personnel include five professional librarians and three full-time and one part-time staff members. Increasing engagement with teaching and learning and integration into the curriculum is a recognized priority. With a 61,000 sq.ft. facility, the Library provides a welcoming study space, access to online and physical information and media resources, and co-location with other areas of student support services. Zondervan Library is a member of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) with which it shares an OCLC WorldShare Management System ILS. The Library’s website is
Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning, and living within a community of intentional Christian relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication, and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.

The Director of the Library is the chief administrator of Zondervan Library, directing its overall leadership, strategy, fiscal and operational planning and management. This position will cultivate and promote traditional and innovative resources, services, and spaces; manage and develop personnel; and collaborate with faculty, students, and other internal and external constituents. Standard faculty duties such as committee assignments and scholarly activity are expected.



A successful candidate will possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent with commensurate library leadership experience. Additionally, proven leadership and administrative effectiveness in an academic library; demonstrated understanding of current and future issues in the academic library and in the field of higher education; successful and effective project and change management experience; experience in developing, team-building, and supervising employees; and a demonstrated commitment to service and scholarship are expected. Excellent communication skills are imperative. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.



Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three reference letters, and complete the application found at Inquiries, credentials, and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Thomas Jones, Dean of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies at All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.