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Director S. Arthur Watson Library

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

About this Job

Wilmington College invites applicants from, and nominations of, qualified candidates for the full-time
position of Director, S. Arthur Watson Library on the main campus of Wilmington College in southern

The Director reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty and supports the
campus as well as academic programs including online programs. The successful candidate will
demonstrate a 21st century vision for leadership in the faculty/student focused environment of the
private college academic library. The Director works to maintain the excellent integration of the Library
into the academic life of the College, its faculty, and students, aligning collections and services with the
curriculum of both graduate and undergraduate programs. The Director has overall responsibility for
the collections, services, programs, policies and procedures, assessments/reports, staff
development/evaluation, and the learning environment of the Library.

Watson Library currently manages collections through the shared Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS and
participates in the campus online personnel and budget management systems. Watson Library houses
the College Archive and Special Collections (Society of Friends historical collections and records
deposited with the Library by the Wilmington and Ohio Valley Yearly Meetings of Friends.) These
unique collections contain rare documents, photographs, books, and maps related to local and Quaker

The successful candidate will effectively communicate a vision for leveraging and promoting current
member relations with the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) and OhioLINK consortia, integrating
emerging technologies, building cooperative campus partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning
environment as well as programming opportunities, and promoting and enhancing digital collections.



Required Qualifications

The Director supervises a staff of three/four with the following positions: Cataloger/Reference Librarian,
College Archive Coordinator; Head, Reference & Instruction Services, Quaker Collection; Library
Collections/Technical Services Manager; and Circulation Coordinator (currently vacant).

• MLIS (or MLS) from an ALA accredited program
• Three years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a library
• Proven ability to manage budgets and projects
• Supervisory experience
• Excellent written, oral, and online communication skills
• Proficiency in the use of general MS Office products and standard library online applications
• Commitment to team-development and collaboration at the departmental, collegiate, and
consortia levels
• Demonstrated knowledge of current practices and trends in information research in academic
disciplines, collection development, archive management, information technology, scholarly
communication, copyright in academic settings, and the design of learning environments (online
and in-house)
• Analytic, strategic, and innovative thinking skills
• Creativity, engagement, and commitment to outreach
• Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours and engage in some in-state

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV/resume, and three professional references.

Posted On: Jan 29, 2024 / This posting expires: Feb 26, 2024