Marian University seeks qualified candidates for Director of University Library Services, reporting to the Assistant Provost. The Director manages all library operations including budget, planning, personnel, and coordination of building activities and learning spaces, and works with the administration and library team to ensure appropriate levels of library support, interacting with library users on a daily basis. Through the vision and leadership skills necessary to promote and advance the Library as an academic center, the Director represents the library in national, state and local professional and consortia organizations, and serves on university committees and groups.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees and assesses the administrative services of the library, responsible for developing and implementing library policies, procedures, and assuring the delivery of services.
Oversees library expenditures related to acquisitions, materials, services, and personnel.
Provides leadership and strategic planning for the Library, and engages a team-based culture through the support of academic instructional and information needs.
Promotes information literacy concepts and frameworks in a variety of settings.
Leads, motivates, and supports the professional development of the library staff that promotes goal-oriented outcomes and achievement.
Promotes library innovations, trends, and outreach.
Works with advancement office to identify donors, relevant grants, and funding for library initiatives. Collaborate with campus partners to promote and support student engagement and success.
Adheres to Marian University's policies and procedures.
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
Master's degree in library science (MS or MLS) from an ALA accredited program required.
Three to five years of experience in an academic library or comparable setting, including management of staff and/or librarians, budgets, space, and collections; evidence of research, scholarship, and service to community, university, or professional organizations a plus.
Proficiency in library management systems, course management systems, and office technologies is desired.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of
US News & World Report's
top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women's basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 36 national titles.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, a cover letter, and names and addresses of three current references. All
applications should be submitted electronically thru ****
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Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
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