Friday, January 23, 2009

St. Peters's College - Director of the Libraries

Saint Peter’s College—an urban, Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition and dedicated to “Education. One Student at a Time.”—seeks a dynamic leader as its Director of the Libraries. Located in Jersey City, NJ, the College has an enrollment of 3,000—2,300 undergraduate and a over 700 graduate students. The Libraries consists of the O’Toole Library on the main campus in Jersey City, housing 275,000 volumes; and the Englewood Cliffs campus library with 30,000 volumes. A staff of 21, including 12 professionals, serve both campuses with access to over 17,000 full-text journals and over 60 databases.

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the successful candidate will lead library planning to help create a new shared vision for the libraries and their services; and working closely with students, library staff, support units, faculty, and the College administration, oversee budgeting to maintain traditional services and explore new opportunities. The Director must be skilled and nimble in responding to the complex and rapidly changing higher education environment, balance existing library services and resources with emerging technologies, participate in consortia and professional associations, be committed to the College’s mission, and work creatively and collegially to solve problems and plan for the future. Additional details and information about the position, the Libraries, and the campus community can be found at

Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS, a second Master’s or a Doctorate is preferred; at least five years of successful administrative experience in an academic library; demonstrated experience in library budgeting, experience in library facility management and planning; have a strong background in information management and new technologies, excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated leadership in a collegial environment; a record of scholarly and professional activity, and experience with and ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Compensation. Starting salary range $85,000-95,000 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an excellent fringe benefits package.

To Apply Or Obtain Further Information. Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, or 816.531.2468. The closing date for applications is March 15, 2009. Apply electronically with a cover letter and CV/resume as attachments to:

Saint Peter’s College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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