Director of Library

Arkansas Tech University in Arkansas

Deadline July 01, 2014
Date Posted May 16, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Arkansas Tech University is accepting applications for Director of the Library. For job description, duties & responsibilities, please visit

Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree; 5 or more years of prior administrative experience & proven ability to manage staff at the level of library director, associate library director, or library department head in a college, university, or comparable setting; Skills and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, and budget & resource management; Experience implementing & continuously improving library technologies & systems; Demonstrated skills in developing effective information literacy programming and/or improving the library user experience; Demonstrated commitment to assessment & data-driven decision-making; Familiarity with copyright law & licensing issues; Ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies to effectively collaborate & build partnerships inside & outside of the university.

Preferences: A doctorate or additional master's degree in another academic field; Demonstrated evidence of a flexible, energetic, creative, & results-oriented leadership style that promotes trust, autonomy, & accountability; Experience developing alternative funding sources; Experience leading collection development and/or resource sharing efforts; Experience partnering with instructional designers, & maximizing the use of instructional technologies, digital multimedia, and learning management systems; Experience with implementing an integrated library system; Success in fostering innovation & managing change; Active participation in professional organizations; Strong commitment to public services & outreach.


Applications must include a letter that addresses the qualifications listed above, a current vita, and the names, addresses, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 5 professional references.  Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 2014.  Send application materials by mail or email to:


Tiffany Henry

Arkansas Tech University

1509 North Boulder Ave, Admin 200

Russellville, AR 72801


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.  AA/EOE

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