Director, Millstein Library and Coordinator, Regional ULS Libraries

University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 10, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the Millstein Library (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), a regional campus library within the University Library System, and Coordinator of the four regional campus libraries (Greensburg, Johnstown, Titusville, and Bradford).  The position reports to the Associate University Librarian.  The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.


General Responsibilities:


As the administrator of the Millstein Library, the incumbent is in charge of all operations within the library, including but not limited to:  setting policies and procedures for the library, within ULS guidelines; setting short and long term goals, planning, and assessment; building positive relationships with faculty and campus administration; and training staff as needed.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the control and oversight of all expenditures, including the Operations, Acquisitions, Gift and Memorial budgets; supervision of personnel (2 fulltime faculty librarians and 4 staff); oversight of Collection Development, with direct responsibility for natural sciences; providing reference and library instruction services; and public relations and service activities within the campus, university, and community.


As Coordinator of the regional campus libraries, provides oversight, guidance, and direct supervision to the regional campus library directors and acts as a liaison for administrative issues including policies, operations, personnel, and library services.  Builds positive relationships with regional campus faculty and campus administration. 


Required:  ALA-accredited MLS degree (or recognized foreign equivalent) and a minimum of five years relevant professional experience, with significant successful managerial experience in a library.  Strong oral and written communication skills essential, and demonstrated successful experience working with a diverse clientele. Demonstrated knowledge of current library trends and resources, ability to work independently but also within a broader organizational environment, and strong public service orientation.  Must have strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred:  Experience in managing a large library unit, projects, and/or budgets.


Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession as well as to perform their specific responsibilities.  Successful reviews at the Third and Sixth Year of employment lead to the granting of Expectation of Continuing Employment.


Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.


To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to:


William Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

271 Hillman Library

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Or via email (preferred) to:


Review of applications will begin April 21, 2014 and continue until position is filled.