Friday, February 18, 2011


Kent Library
Full Time

Description of the Library:
Kent Library combines traditional library services with a twenty-first century information commons concept. Kent Library employs over thirty-three faculty and staff, and has an operating budget in excess of two million dollars. The collection includes over 450,000 monographic volumes; access to substantial tangible and online periodical holdings and reference sources; and audio, video and image collections. Kent Library’s Special Collections includes over 3,500 linear feet of historical and literary materials, including a world-class William Faulkner Collection housed in the library’s Rare Book Room. Kent Library is a member of the MOBIUS consortium, comprised of over 60 Missouri libraries. The library is also the congressionally designated selected federal depository serving Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District. For more information about Kent Library please visit

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan, implement, and administer all aspects of library services to meet the scholarly and general information needs of the University and its service region
  • Coordinate development and management of library collections
  • Coordinate budgets and strategic planning
  • Serve on university and library-wide committees
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a university or college library with progressively responsible professional and administrative experience
  • Experience with managerial duties, e.g., planning, budgeting, managing personnel, and facilities management
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies, both internal and external to the University, e.g., vendors, library liaisons, library consortia, community groups, and donors
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies in academic libraries and higher education
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning practices in higher education
  • Strong commitment to students and student learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
Compensation:   Commensurate with education and experience.  The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical and life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits.

Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 18, 2011.  The position will remain open until filled.

Required Information:  Submit a letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position, a current resume, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references via email to or mail to Dana Seabaugh, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO   63701.

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, over 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,200.  Southeast offers 200 areas of study with numerous academic accreditations and is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Its intercollegiate athletics program is classified NCAA Division I and the University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.  More information about Southeast may be found at:


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