University Librarian

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Feb 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

West Chester University of Pennsylvania, located in West Chester, PA, invites nominations and applications for persons to serve as its University Librarian. The position will be available July 1, 2017.

The University Librarian is responsible for the administration of all library operations, including the acquisition, preparation, and accessibility of library materials; the availability of appropriate library services and facilities; and the planning and evaluation required to make these materials and services as best as possible for university students, faculty, staff, and the needs of the local and regional communities. The University Librarian reports to the Vice Provost and works effectively within an environment of distributed leadership. The Department of Library Services, the Francis Harvey Green Library, and the Presser Music Library fall under the University Librarian’s administrative responsibilities.

Founded in 1871, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the largest of the 14 public institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area, with a current enrollment of more than 16,660 students. Two decades of stable growth provide the base for the University’s continued upward trajectory. For more information about West Chester University, please visit

Application and Nomination Process

For a complete profile of this opportunity please visit and click on the “Current Searches” tab. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to The University Librarian must hold a Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. He or she must also have a minimum of five years of successful, high-level experience and resulting expertise in leadership and management in a medium to large academic library. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter that specifically addresses how the candidate’s experiences match the characteristics and other preferred qualifications that are listed in the position profile. A complete application packet will also include a curriculum vitae and a list of five professional references with full contact information; references will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 24, 2017, can be assured full consideration.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

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