The Director of the Library is responsible for the oversight and direction of all library operations. The Director of the Library supervises a staff of professional librarians, paraprofessional and clerical personnel in selecting, acquiring, and classifying books, journals, and other materials relating to the College curriculum. The Director, along with the Library staff, also guides and assists students and faculty in the use of those materials. The Director of the Library works closely with the teaching faculty in building a collection characterized by academic strength and maximum usefulness in achieving the goals of the institution. The Director reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison between the library and administration, faculty, staff, students, and community. This is a 12-month administrative position with (non-tenure track) faculty status. The appointment begins as soon as the position is filled.
Leads the library’s information literacy program and participates in instruction activities, including workshops, in-class presentations, virtual research assistance, consultations, etc.
Manages the library’s digital resources, including electronic resource subscriptions, the library website, digital repository, ILS, etc.
Supervises and directs library staff, including conducting regular performance evaluations.
Coordinates the development of the library’s collections, including special collections.
Oversees the development and implementation of the library’s budget.
Promotes and markets the library to its constituents.
Assesses library resources, services, and spaces for effectiveness and improvement.
Represents the College in local, state, regional, and national library organizations.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Louisiana College. That commitment includes general support for Christian liberal arts education and a specific calling to help online faculty integrate faith and learning into their teaching disciplines in a compelling, thoughtful manner. A willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work is also expected.
An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science (MLS/MLIS).
Five years of managerial experience in academic libraries with increasing responsibility.
An additional advanced degree.
Successful fundraising experience, including grants.
NOTE: Application documentation must be sent directly to Louisiana College; please do not attempt to apply through any online job posting website.
About Louisiana College
Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducation college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, LA. Louisiana College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, governed by a Board of Trustees, affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of background screening checks.