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Director of Library Services

  • Hiram College
  • Hiram, OH
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Hiram College is seeking a dynamic and committed professional to serve as Library Director and College Librarian. The position will start as soon as June 1, 2024. This position provides leadership, planning, and administration of the Hiram College library programs and services in support of teaching and learning at Hiram.

The Library Director will provide strategic vision and leadership for the library, faculty, and staff. The incumbent will develop library initiatives that enhance student learning in traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate programs. They will foster forward-looking collection development plans and integrate appropriate technologies into library services, as well as nurture an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and on campus. The incumbent will collaborate with the Development Office and Friends of the Library, maintaining and expanding relationships with donors to support and enhance the mission of the library. The director will coordinate with other programs housed in the library, including Student Services, Hiram Connect, the Media Center, and Learning Technologies.

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, the Director will lead all aspects of library administration including long-term planning, budget development and control, outreach, personnel selection and supervision, facilities management, and ongoing assessment of library resources. The Director will serve on campus committees and act as the library’s liaison to senior college administrators. The Director will also maintain currency with issues and trends in professional librarianship through participation in local, state, regional, and national associations.



Required Qualifications

A Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an accredited institution is required. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse community, and evidence of success in the development and maintenance of collaborative community relationships is required. Experience in library leadership including supervision of employees is required.

Desired Qualifications

Five or more years’ experience or experience in an academic, research, or university library is preferred. The incumbent must show a strong understanding of new and developing trends in academic libraries. Experience with technologies such as Sierra or Alma, LibGuides, and Ohiolink is preferred. Experience with library instruction and information literacy is preferred.

Employer Statement

Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in Ohio’s historic Western Reserve region. At Hiram, close student-faculty interaction and innovation are routine. The College’s distinctive academic calendar, the Hiram Plan, offers students the opportunity each semester for a 3-week intensive course, study abroad/away program, internship, or research experience. One hundred percent of students participate in study abroad, internships, or research, as part of the Hiram Connect initiative. Through Tech and Trek, our comprehensive mobile technology program, students have equitable access to 1:1 devices to creatively and critically enhance their learning. It is an exciting time to be a Hiram Terrier!

Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, a statement of professional philosophy, and contact information for three professional references electronically as a Word or PDF file to [email protected]. Consideration of applications will begin April 15, 2024.

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Posted On: Apr 2, 2024 / This posting expires: Jun 2, 2024