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Director, Library Collections Wellesley College Wellesley, Mass.

As a member of the senior leadership team in Library & Technology Services (LTS), a merged Library/IT organization, the Director of Library Collections is the lead advocate for the College’s library collections, and acts as a key advisor to the CIO on issues, policies, and matters relating to the library collections, spaces, and services. Working closely with the faculty, students, and LTS colleagues, this position helps to ensure the integrated delivery of services and scholarly resources to the Wellesley community.

This position participates in the development of strategic priorities and initiatives for library collections; engages in strong outreach efforts within the College, among other small liberal arts college libraries, and with local and national organizations; collaborates on major projects for the benefit of the College; participates in relationship development with our invested alumnae community; monitors the changing patterns of scholarly communication; and develops strategies to incorporate and respond to emerging trends in the creation and delivery of information resources.  

The Director manages a complex group of professional staff responsible for the acquisition, description, maintenance, preservation, and interpretation of library collections resources, including Special Collections, the official records of the college in the Archives, and the Book Arts Program. Responsible for the effective deployment of staff and financial resources to provide the best service the College community, the Director participates in LTS operational budget planning and development.


- Masters Degree required
- MLS/MLIS and Masters Degree in relevant subject area preferred
- 8-10 years experience working in an academic library or information services organization
- 8-10 years in a leadership role and/or management position
- Working knowledge of at least one foreign language
- Broad understanding of the mission of a liberal arts college and the central role of Library and Technology Services in achieving it
- Significant experience in the management of information resources in an academic library, including knowledge and understanding of the organization of information resources
- Deep knowledge of scholarly publishing
- Understanding of the importance and use of primary sources in academic research and teaching at the undergraduate level
- Substantial knowledge of specific subject disciplines, their literature and their methods of scholarly discourse
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Budget and financial management experience


Assistant Director for Reference and Instruction, Manhattan College Manhattan College Riverdale (Bronx), NY

Manhattan College, a university of 4,000 students in Riverdale (The Bronx), New York, seeks an Assistant Director for Reference and Instruction in the Mary Alice & Tom O’Malley Library.  This is a full-time, calendar-year administrative position reporting to the Executive Director of the Library.  The Assistant Director is responsible for the management and assessment of the Library’s reference and instruction programs, and (with support from other campus agencies) for the development of instructional materials such as LibGuides, videos, and interactive learning tools.

Assistant Director for Technical Services, Manhattan College Manhattan College Riverdale (Bronx), NY

Manhattan College, a university of 4,000 students in Riverdale (The Bronx), New York, seeks an Assistant Director for Technical Services in the Mary Alice & Tom O’Malley Library.  This is a full-time, calendar-year administrative position reporting to the Executive Director of the Library.  The Assistant Director is responsible for all aspects of library acquisitions, cataloging/description, serials processing, and online resource management.

Schow Science Librarian Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams College, a top-ranked coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, seeks a creative, service-oriented and technologically skilled full-time, 12-month Science Librarian reporting to the Head of Schow Science Library. Williams College Libraries, consisting of Sawyer Library and Schow Science Library, is home to rich and historic collections selected for undergraduate research in the liberal arts. As a teaching library, we value our role as educators and our tradition of excellent personal service.

For optimal consideration, please submit materials by February 19, 2016
Samuel R. AND Marie Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa

Grinnell College invites nominations and applications for the position of the Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and innovative leader to continue to advance the Libraries as an integral part of campus life and to advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching, and research at Grinnell.

For maximum consideration, submit materials by February 29, 2016.
Dean of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services Barnard College New York, NY

Barnard College, the independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with Columbia University, seeks a Dean of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (“BLAIS”) during this historic moment of institutional innovation, expansion, and renewal.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made
Director, Information Literacy and Instructional Technology Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee, TN

Sewanee - the University of the South seeks a Director of Information Literacy and Instructional Teaching who will provide vision, leadership, planning, and management of all aspects of information literacy, reference and research services, and instructional technology and instructional design support. The Director provides leadership to a team of reference and information literacy librarians and instructional technologists and is an integral member of the Library and Information Technology Services leadership team.

More information is available at: 

Open until filled
Head of Special Collections at Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA

Provides leadership, vision, and management for the newly formed Special Collections Department  which brings together the College Archives and the Chapin Library, the College’s rare books library.  Helps develop a shared identity and common commitment to the mission and goals of Special Collections. Supports innovative approaches for access to special collections and development of digital collections.  Raises the visibility of Special Collections in support of the educational mission of the College.  Oversees the development, management and preservation of the collections.  The Head of Special Collections reports to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Williams College Libraries (WCL) leadership group.


open until filled; for full consideration, apply by October 31, 2015
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