The Director of the Maryville University Library will be a team member involved in the reinvention and transformation of the University Library, as our collaborative and active learning ecosystem continues to develop and expand. As plans for a major renovation in the building unfold, the director will be integral in the planning of Maryville's Innovation Center.
Guided by the University Strategic Plan and focused on student-centered learning, the Director will be instrumental to the development and delivery of a cutting edge library of the future. The Library Director has the administrative responsibility for all library resources, services and operations. The Director works collaboratively with all areas on campus to ensure students, educational programs, and resources of the library are a central core of the University. The successful candidate serves as a key partner, representing the Library within the university and the external world. They must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse, student-centered atmosphere, infused with both critical thinking skills and innovation..
More specifically, the Library Director:
Serves as an active team member in the development of a novel and collaborative approach, as we create a new vision of what an academic library can and will be
Manages the library team by building effective internal relationships, while recognizing the ideas and strengths of those around them
Collaborates to create student initiatives which enhance learning, and are able to reach all genres of diverse student populations
Articulates, advocates, and measures the performance of the strategic vision for the future of the library which is transformational, avant-garde, and reinforces the University Strategic Plan
Supports students and faculty through the continuing assessment of online resources and serves to provide the most current and cost effective digital and physical library
Leads in the facilitation of student critical thinking and information literacy throughout the curriculum
Operational Leadership Expectations
Provides leadership and administrative expertise for library services and resources
Coordinates the hiring, review, and development of library staff
Supervises as well as provides leadership and mentoring to direct reports
Prepares and justifies the annual library budget, relating all priorities to the University Strategic Plan
Leads continuous assessment of library resources, services, and operations
Contributes to academic accreditation, evaluative reviews, and new program initiatives
Oversees the efficient organization, preservation, and digitization of the University Archives
Represents and networks locally, regionally, and nationally to expand existing, creative, and mutually beneficial relationships within the spheres of corporations, the public, nonprofits, library consortia, etc.
Identifies new sources of revenue and funding via grants, partnerships, as well as innovative business partnerships and solutions
Fosters and creates new library policy which aligns with the mission of the University
Understands the involvement required to create a new, transformational, innovative library
Academic credentials to include an earned Master's degree or doctoral degree, with relevant experience, from a recognized accredited institution.
Experience managing a group of diverse individuals, developing a cohesive, productive team
Familiarity with the Association of College & Research Libraries, library consortia, and accreditation
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to engage and inspire others
Experience with innovative practices that have enabled students, faculty, and staff to become more effective researchers and consumers of knowledge
Experience in collecting and utilizing data to inform strategic planning
Significant knowledge of the application of technologies in support of library services
Commitment to collegiality and collaborative decision making
Proven effectiveness and expertise in change management in a complex environment
Terminal doctoral degree in library studies, higher education, or similar
Experience in higher education or corporate libraries
Demonstrated commitment to higher education and innovation
Experience renovating and expanding a library, or other large academic institution
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screenings.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Job Type: Full-time
Regular office hours. Some weekend and evening hours required based on university events.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nat...ion by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.