St. Olaf College, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, seeks a Director of Libraries and College Librarian to lead and manage its libraries. Reporting to the Provost’s Office, the Director will provide academic and administrative leadership, expertise, and vision for the St. Olaf College Libraries and the St. Olaf College community.
A service orientation, a commitment to education in the liberal arts tradition, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for academic libraries in the 21st century, and knowledge of the broad array of responsibilities in an undergraduate liberal arts college library are essential qualifications for this position.
The Director of Libraries and College Librarian will be a person of integrity with an inclusive, team-oriented management style, and exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. S/he will provide visionary leadership to the college community related to the role of the library in support of the college’s mission.
St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit.
St. Olaf is located in the picturesque community of Northfield, Minnesota, approximately forty miles south of the Twin Cities, an urban center of 3.7 million and considered the Capital for the Arts in the Upper Midwest. The area provides numerous options for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts and exposure to a diversity of cultures, interests and lifestyles. To learn more about St. Olaf College visit: http://www.stolaf.edu
Qualities and Qualifications
• An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information services (or international equivalent) and a record of professional engagement commensurate with the level of the position. (An additional advanced degree in an academic discipline is a preferred qualification.)
• Significant and successful administrative and financial management experience in academic libraries including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, technical services, reference, project management, and personnel supervision.
For the complete position profile and application instructions visit: https://jobs.stolaf.edu
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2009, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Nominations, confidential inquires, and questions regarding this search may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
If you are in need of assistance with the application process, please inform the Office of Human Resources so that appropriate accommodations can be made.