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Executive Director of Library Services

  • Indiana University Northwest
  • Gary, IN
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Indiana University Northwest invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will have experience in academic library administration, collaborative leadership skills, an understanding and vision of the academic library as a space (both physical and virtual) that supports all efforts toward student success; student and faculty research and creative activities; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a 12-month faculty appointment beginning July 1, 2024 (start date is negotiable) reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Rank will be at the associate or full faculty rank, and the successful candidate must be eligible for tenure. As this is a faculty position, the successful candidate must demonstrate a history of research/creative activity productivity, and a commitment to continue these efforts. The salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

The John W. Anderson Library and Information Commons provides access to multiple information sources and services in support of student learning and success, faculty and student research, community engagement and the campus’s efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. The library houses a physical collection of 160,300 books, bound serials, maps, audiobooks, and visual media. The library has 200,000 government publications. Students and faculty have access to 555 abstract or full-text journal databases, an integrated, online catalog of all IU libraries, online catalogs of local public and university libraries, 139,000 e-journals, 1,525,200 e-books and specialty resources like online encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical sources, and statistical databases. Special purpose areas include the Calumet Regional Archives, a Federal Government Depository Collection, the Community Grants Information Collection (Foundation Center Directory Online), and IU Scholar Works.

Through the IU Northwest Library, students have access to the 7 million volumes and 25 million other materials available from IU libraries. Books and journal articles can be obtained quickly for students and faculty through the IU Northwest Library Interlibrary Loan Office.



Required Qualifications

· American Library Association Accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences
· A record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate for tenure at IU Northwest (at Associate or Full Librarian rank)
· Three (3) years progressively responsible administrative experience managing an academic library, or a significant library unit or program including budget and personnel management
· A record of initiative and achievement in developing programs and services
· Knowledge of and experience with library acquisitions, collections development, and (de-) selection of library materials
· Knowledge of library information technology such as library webpage design, integrated library systems, adaptive technology software and social media applications.

Desired Qualifications

· A second master’s degree
· Ability to engage, collaborate, and administer library services within a multi-campus university environment.
· Experience in classroom teaching or in delivering instruction/information literacy education
· Familiarity with grant-seeking and fundraising opportunities
· Strong people skills
· Commitment to collaborative decision-making
· Effective communication skills

Employer Statement

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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Posted On: May 2, 2024 / This posting expires: Jul 2, 2024