The Department of Academic Affairs of Thiel College is seeking a Director of the Langenheim Memorial Library.
This full-time 12-month position reports to the Associate Academic Dean of Student Success. A strong leader, committed to the values of a liberal arts education and Thiel College’s Mission to prepare students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose, the Director provides strategic vision and leadership in planning, managing the budget, implementing, and evaluating services, and supervising the staff of the Langenheim Memorial Library.
A Master’s degree in Library Science is required, as well as administrative experience in a college or university library preferred. The Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the library, working effectively with faculty and staff as an advocate for the library as a central contributor to the College’s mission. They are also responsible for all aspects of library administration including, budget development and control, personnel selection, management of the facilities, effective stewardship of the collection, and ongoing assessment.
The Director serves on various campus committees and acts as the library’s liaison to Admissions, Senior Administration, and Board of Trustees. The Director will also provide direction for the sustainable adoption and integration of emerging technologies into operation of the library; demonstrates forward-looking collection development and preservation; develops library initiatives that enhance student learning.
Candidate must show demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, operation and assessment, relevant technology and developing trends in library instruction and student support. Values collaboration to foster an inclusive and participatory team environment. An active listener who can support staff development and build consensus when making decisions. Candidate will also be committed to building relationships with all parts of the campus community; actively promotes the library’s resources and services to students, faculty, staff, and members of the public. A forward-thinking planner who can provide a sustainable vision for the library that will support existing programs, while accommodating growth areas; able to meet and anticipate challenges; dedicated to enhancing digital resources; willing to engage with the opportunity to guide a major renovation over the next few years. Must exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with campus departments, faculty, and staff; committed to providing exemplary service to the Thiel College community.
Interested candidates please email a letter of interest, curriculum vita and contact information for three professional references to: email@example.com (preferred method), or mail application materials to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA. 16125.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.