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Director, Thomas Library

  • Wittenberg University
  • Springfield, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Wittenberg University, a leading liberal arts college located in Springfield, Ohio, seeks an innovative, transformative, and strategic leader to assume the directorship of Thomas Library. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The successful candidate will expand and improve existing facilities to engage students and faculty and will continue the transformation of the library into an academic learning commons that will support a wide range of academic and student support services. This individual will be responsible for library operations and management of the facility, including technology, equipment, and budgetary needs. This position reports directly to the Provost and will work closely with Academic Affairs to develop a strategic plan for the library that aligns with on-going institutional initiatives.


Starting at $80,000

Required Qualifications

ALA accredited MLIS degree or equivalent; demonstrated managerial experience of library staff or experience managing a signature library project or initiative; demonstrated experience with library strategic planning and program development.

Desired Qualifications

Five or more years of professional library experience in an academic setting with a record of advancement; successful experience with fundraising or grant writing.

Employer Statement

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website (

Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our campus community. View our Title IX policies at

How to Apply

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

Additional Instructions:

More information about Wittenberg can be found online at

To apply, please set up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following materials in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

Cover letter
A vision statement for academic libraries at residential liberal arts colleges.

Before an offer of employment can be made, both official transcripts of graduate degrees and a successful background check will be required.

Three letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to the Provost: [email protected].

Applicants who require accommodation during any stage of the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (937) 327-7517 or email [email protected]. how to apply, benefits, etc.

Posted On: Feb 16, 2022 / This posting expires: Apr 17, 2022