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Director of the Murray Library

Position Details

Classification Details

FLSA Status Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Director of the Murray Library
Position Type Staff
Employee Group Administrative
Time Status Full-Time
Time Category Full Time (1560-2080 hours)
Annual Hours 2080
# of Months 12
Hours Per Week 40
Work Dates

July 1 – June 30

Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

Oversee and supervise the total learning resources of the Murray Library.

Education Required

M.A., M.S., M.L.S. or other equivalent graduate library/information science degree.

ALA-accredited highly preferred.

Education Preferred
Experience Required

7-10 years library experience, a significant portion of which must be in an academic library.

Experience Preferred
Skills, Characteristics Required for Position

• Broad knowledge of library and information field and of the broader academic enterprise
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom,technology, and evidence based improvement
• Demonstrated administrative and management experience in library settings, including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing, and personnel
• Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Experience in developing diverse and inclusive learning and working environments
• A record of collaborative leadership
• Familiarity with communications and other technologies related to contemporary library operations

Special Working Conditions


Driving Requirements


Essential Employee Essential - Pandemic Only
Primary Duties

1. Lead Library senior staff in day-to-day responsibilities
2. Review and analyze present facilities and services to determine current and future needs. Supply information to gain understanding and support. In consultation with others, formulate long-range
3. Prepare, submit, manage, and control the Library budget.
4. Oversee selection of all learning resources, utilizing a decentralized, teaching faculty/librarian liaison
collection development program.
5. Serve as chair of the faculty Library Committee.
6. Contribute to profession of librarianship on local, regional, and national levels.
7. Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Secondary Duties

1.Other duties as assigned.

Supervises: # of Administrative TBD
Supervises: # of Staff TBD
Supervises: # of Student 0
Posting Date 11/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Personal Statement - Faith
Optional Documents
  1. Applicant URL