The director of library services is the chief administrator responsible for oversight and supervision of all library resources and personnel at the university. The director reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Accreditation.
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library program required, and a doctorate is preferred.
Several years of increasingly responsible positions in academic libraries, including supervisory experience.
Experience in management and administration.
Experience within a college or university library setting.
Strong information technology skills and clear vision for the application of library technology to promote student success and support library constituents.
Strong communication skills and ability work with faculty, students, and the community.
Evidence of knowledge of trends in physical and digital library environments, and ongoing professional development/scholarship in the field.
Demonstrated strengths in innovation and collaboration.
Serve as chief administrator of library services.
Supervise all library personnel, including academic librarians and staff members.
In consultation with the associate vice president, develop and implement strategic goals for the library that are aligned with the mission of the university.
With regular input from library personnel, formulate library policies, assess needs, and coordinate programs and operations.
Lead library personnel and university administrators and faculty in addressing the reference, instruction, electronic holdings, and library support needs of all students, including those learning online and through distance education.
In consultation with the associate vice president and library personnel, manage the library annual budget, oversee all library revenue and expenses, and propose improvements and budget adjustments as needed.
Partner with library personnel as a team member, taking on specific tasks and responsibilities as fit the needs of the library and the director’s skill set and background.
Collaborate with campus partners to ensure proper maintenance and ongoing improvement of library aesthetics, furniture, and spaces.
Engage in ongoing assessment and continuous improvement of library programs, resources, and services, compiling statistical data, implementing direct assessment plans, regularly surveying the library’s holdings, and preparing reports of library services for various internal and external organizations.
Participate in library orientation, bibliographic instruction, reference services and special projects.
Serve as departmental liaison for assigned departments. Responsibilities include communication, instruction, referral, or other assistance as requested by departments.
Oversee the public service functions of the library.
Promote library resources, services, and facilities within the university community and to those outside of the Trevecca community.
Develop and maintain beneficial partnerships with relevant library networks, consortia, alumni, and other library constituents.
Work with the associate vice president on student disciplinary matters related to the library.
As a faculty member within the School of Education, serve as requested, including teaching and academic advising.
Maintain currency with issues and trends in professional librarianship through participation in local, state, regional, and national associations, as well as through scholarly activity and professional engagement.
Participate in university governance by serving as a member of the Academic Council and Graduate and Continuing Studies committee, and as chair of both the Library committee and the Institutional Repository committee.
Provide positive Christian leadership in helping to attain the religious goals of the university.
Make an annual written report to the associate vice president.
Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter, application, and resume/CV to: Dr. Jonathan Bartling JDBartling@Trevecca.edu
Please no agencies or telephone calls. EOE
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
About Trevecca Nazarene University
A Christian University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca is a private evangelical university whose mission is to provide education for leadership and service for its approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Trevecca seeks to hire dynamic Christians who are professionally qualified and are committed to the educational mission of the university and its lifestyle expectations.