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Head of Learning Services

  • Ohio University Libraries
  • Athens, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Ohio University Libraries seeks an innovative, creative, user-focused, and forward-thinking leader to serve in the position of Head of Learning Services. The Learning Services department was recently formed through a strategic reorganization that will increase collaboration and prioritize forward-thinking library work. The Head of Learning Services will lead and manage a department of 11 professional librarians in the development, management, and execution of programming focused on information literacy concepts, affordable educational resources, and digital humanities pedagogy. The Head of Learning Services will promote Libraries and University collaborations to deliver this programming on all campuses. The department head will also oversee library operations and the provision of services in distributed libraries on the Athens and regional campuses.


Pay is commensurate with experience and credentials

Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country
-Minimum 3 years of library work experience
-Minimum 1 year of management experience

Desired Qualifications

-Experience with developing digital learning resources, including instructional videos, tutorials, or LMS modules
-Experience with instructional programming in an academic library
-Coursework or experience with open educational practices
-Experience with or coursework in digital humanities in the classroom
-Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in managerial, instructional, and programming practices
-Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, set priorities, and exercise flexibility
-Demonstrated success in a collaborative environment

Employer Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Include We are seeking candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty & staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Apply online with requested documents (cover letter, CV/resume & list of references) by 6/11/2023, for full consideration.

For references, please include names and contact information for three (3) professional references indicating their relationship to you. At least one reference should be a current or recent supervisor.

OHIO proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace in support of our employees and such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.
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Posted On: May 18, 2023 / This posting expires: Jun 12, 2023