Director of the Library

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Barton College seeks a Director of the Library who is forward thinking, service-oriented, committed to student learning, and experienced in working collaboratively to utilize current information technologies.

Barton College is a four-year, private college in Wilson, N.C. The College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 7th in 2017 Best Value Schools in Regional Colleges of the South and 13th in the top-tier 2017 Best Regional Colleges of the South, and by Princeton Review as one of the 2017 Best Colleges in the Southeast. In addition to providing a challenging academic environment, Barton is committed to celebrating bold thinking among our faculty and staff as they nurture bold leadership development among our students.

The Director candidate should be a creative leader in integrating information fluency throughout the academic curriculum, developing programming that fosters thoughtful intellectual conversation, and utilizing special collections to stimulate quality undergraduate research. The position is a 12-month librarian contract with faculty status. The start date is July 1, 2017.

Duties

The Director reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the administration of library collections; services for traditional and nontraditional students, faculty, and the local community; personnel; facilities; and the budget. The Director participates in day-to-day operations, including reference and bibliographic instruction, while cultivating relationships with community groups and state and national associations.

Requirements

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and flexibility to initiate and manage change. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and experience as a library administrator.

Application Process

A review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Responsibilities will begin with the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications must include letter of interest, current vita, statement on teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as reference.  Applications should be directed electronically to:

Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost
Barton College
dirlibsearch2017@barton.edu

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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