Director of Public Services and Coordinator of the Learning Commons Partnership

Seattle University in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 7, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Seattle University invites applications and nominations for an Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian to serve as the Director of Public Services and Coordinator of the Learning Commons Partnership for Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons.  Position is available August 17, 2014, with start date negotiable.


Responsibilities include:   Provide leadership, strategic direction, management, and assessment for instructional, research, information, and circulation services;  supervise, manage, evaluate, and mentor library faculty, exempt, and non-exempt support staff;  participate in library and university service and governance;  coordinate cooperative activities of the Learning Commons Partnership;  assist in the implementation of a shared, consortial library system;  serve as Liaison Librarian to academic program(s);  participate in planning for the next transformation of library organization, programs, and facility.


Requirements:   Graduate degree from an ALA accredited program; four years of full-time, substantial, and successful performance in academic libraries in pertinent positions of increasing responsibility;  successful experience supervising or managing support staff or librarians;  demonstrated success analyzing, leading, or implementing significant organizational change;  wide-ranging knowledge of evolving public services in academic libraries;  evidence of, and continuing commitment to, professional growth through scholarly activity and service.


Consult the library's website for full job description:


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2014 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


Applicants should submit materials to including (1) cover letter describing interest and fit;  (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae;  (3) contact information for six pertinent references who may be asked to evaluate applicants experience or potential;  (4) written statement reflecting on the mission of Seattle University and how the applicant shares and expresses aspects of the mission through effective performance in this position.  Additional submissions may be required of candidates who advance through the process.  Application review will begin May 7, 2014.  Open until filled. Salary is competitive, based on review of credentials and experience. Library faculty appointment will be at appropriate rank, based on experience and service