The Office of the Provost at Messiah College invites applications and nominations for the full time position of Director of the Murray Library. The Director will be responsible for oversight and supervision of the total learning resources of the Murray Library.
Responsibilities: Provide leadership to the Library senior staff in day-to-day responsibilities; strategic planning; preparation, submission, management, and control the Library budget; oversee selection of all learning resources, utilizing a decentralized, teaching faculty/librarian liaison collection development program; serve as chair of the faculty Library Committee, and contribute to profession of librarianship on local, regional, and national levels.
Qualifications: M.A., M.S., M.L.S. or other equivalent graduate library/information science degree and 7-10 years library experience, a significant portion of which must be in an academic library. Preferred qualifications include ALA accredited.
The successful candidate should be able to articulate a statement of faith that is in alignment with the mission of Messiah College.
Other qualifications: Broad knowledge of library and information field and of the broader academic enterprise; knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom technology, and evidence based improvement; demonstrated administrative and management experience in library settings, including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing, and personnel; strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; experience in developing diverse and inclusive learning and working environments; a record of collaborative leadership, and familiarity with communications and other technologies related to contemporary library operations
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.
The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Starting Date: July 1, 2018
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest and a statement of faith.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.