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Director of Library & Learning Information Services – Southern Wesleyan University – Central, SC

Job Summary

The Director of Library & Learning Information Services (“Director”) is responsible for the leadership and overall management of library services, collections, and learning information resources. The Director is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, training, and supervision of staff in support of the academic, instructional and information needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Director will work closely with academic leaders to ensure adequate library and information resources are available to accomplish the mission of the University.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide vision and leadership for the library in support of the University’s mission and goals.
  2. Plan, develop, and deliver high quality library and information resource services that are accessible to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University.
  3. Establish a process of ongoing review, assessment, and improvement of all library programs and services aligned with student and faculty needs and expectations.
  4. Recruit and develop an effective and collaborative library staff.
  5. Collaborate with deans, chairs, directors, and key members of the University’s academic and support services to leverage institutional resources to maximize stewardship to meet student needs.
  6. Supervise the library professional, paraprofessional, and student staff.
  7. Oversee the library’s budget and operations to ensure the quality and integrity of all processes.
  8. Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  9. Participate in library consortial planning and implementation, including PASCAL and others.
  10. Work with all university stakeholders to determine resource and service needs including academics, facilities, and technology.
  11. Attend workshops and community events as the schedule allows.
  12. Collaborate with library directors at other colleges and universities, as appropriate and useful.
  13. Establish priorities for future library development and seek internal and external partners and funding sources, including grants, to advance the operations of the library.
  14. Attend committee meetings, faculty meetings, Academic Council, to represent the library and information resource needs.
  15. Provide reference service, research and information literacy instruction, cataloging, archives, and other services, as needed.

Educational/Experiential Requirements


  1. Demonstrable knowledge of current and emerging technologies in library services, information technology, and information literacy.
  2. Ability to develop and implement a strategic vision to utilize new strategies to support the information resource needs of students and faculty.
  3. Experience demonstrating collaborative leadership meeting the diverse needs of stakeholders preferred.
  4. Master’s degree in library or information science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association required, additional graduate degree in an academic discipline desirable.
  5. Minimum five years’ experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in an academic library.
  6. Demonstrated expertise with information technology and library systems.
  7. Demonstrated experience with budget management and effective stewardship of resources.
  8. Service orientation and strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  1. Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
  2. Physical/Environmental Requirements. Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, and manage files. Requires ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting of objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds. May require infrequent travel or work outside of regular schedule (e.g., to other SWU locations within the state or regionally for conferences/workshops).
  3. Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion of a criminal background screening.

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