Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Director of the Library

St. Norbert College invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the position of Director of the Library.   We seek a visionary leader to manage and direct the new $18 million Miriam B. and James J. Mulva library ( that opened in 2009 and has become a significant campus landmark and a vital part of the intellectual life of the College.  The Mulva library comprises 80,000 square feet and houses a diverse collection of 250,000 volumes.   The successful applicant will be a strong advocate for an information literacy program and an eager participant in local, regional, and professional organizations.

Recently classified as a national liberal arts college by the Carnegie Foundation, the College is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.  The Princeton Review has called St. Norbert College one of “The Best in the Midwest.”  The College is located in De Pere, Wisconsin (founded in 1673), a small, vibrant community of 20,000 situated within metropolitan Green Bay (population 300,000).  Near scenic Door County, the picturesque, tree-lined St. Norbert campus is set on the banks of the Fox River.
The position requires a minimum of an MLS from an ALA accredited institution; 5 or more years of administrative experience including significant personnel supervision; thorough knowledge of library trends and emerging information technology; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong public service ethic; and proven evidence of creative leadership and consensus building.  Previous experience in a liberal arts setting as well as experience in outreach, fundraising, and grant seeking are also desirable.   In addition to the Director, the library personnel consists of 4 full-time professional librarians and 10 supporting staff.

College employees are expected to support the College’s mission as a Catholic, liberal arts, and Norbertine institution, where people of many faiths and beliefs are valued members.  The mission includes “providing an educational environment that is intellectually, spiritually and personally challenging.”  Candidates are encouraged to visit our website ( to learn more about the College and its mission. 

Reporting directly to the Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, the Director holds a twelve-month position with non-tenure track faculty status.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by January 3, 2011, will receive full consideration.  Start date is negotiable.  To apply, please send a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for five professional references, and a completed application ( to:  Jeff Frick, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115.  Electronic applications are preferred and can be sent as an MS Word or PDF attachment by email to  St Norbert College offers an outstanding benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan and tuition waiver.  The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

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