Director, Thomas Library

Open until filled.
Springfield, Ohio
Job Type: 
library director


Wittenberg University


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.

Preferred 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.

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, 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  lead 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.

Contact Information: 

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

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 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 references should be submitted directly to the Provost:

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.

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