Director, Graduate & Faculty Services, FSU Libraries

Tallahassee, FL
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41431

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 04/24/2017


Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seek an experienced, collaborative, creative, and service-oriented Director of Graduate and Faculty Services to direct the work of librarians and staff in the Scholars Commons. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services (RLS) the incumbent will guide a diverse team of seven librarians and four staff to provide top-tier user-focused services that support current and emerging forms of scholarship and teaching. An integral part of the RLS leadership team, the Director works with colleagues to develop and shape the strategy of the RLS group which is tasked with delivering public services to the FSU community.


Develop the vision and strategic plan for the Scholars Commons team, with a particular focus on providing library services for graduate students and faculty
Provide leadership and guidance to a diverse and motivated team of librarians and staff; foster a positive and collaborative work environment
Guide the FSU Libraries' subject librarian/liaison program and steering committee
Represent the Libraries on a variety of library and campus committees, facilitating collaborative relationships with a variety of campus partners
Organize scholarly events in the libraries, such as research symposia, FSU Author's Day, etc.
May serve one or more departments as subject librarian
Provide leadership in collection development and management best practices in conjunction with librarians and the collection development staff
Participate in the Libraries' virtual reference service
Participate and take on leadership roles in professional associations at the regional, state, and national level
Participate in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities


Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or other relevant graduate degree
Experience managing staff at all levels
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff and with people of diverse backgrounds
Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services
Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries
Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability
Effective oral and written communication skills
Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments
Ability to meet the library's requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership
High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization and its mission.
Willingness to work some weekend and evening hours


Minimum of five years' professional experience in an academic or research library
Experience working in a research intensive institution
Experience collaborating with and building relationships with graduate students and faculty
Interest in new modes of scholarship
Experience writing, obtaining, and managing grants

Contact Info

Susannah C. Miller, Administrative Services
Florida State University Libraries
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047
Phone: (850) 645-8404
Fax: (850) 644-5016

University Information

Located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, a growing community with a population of more than 357,000, the Florida State University, part of the 12-member State University System of Florida, enrolls over 40,000 students. The Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries. FSU's 13 individual libraries have combined holdings of over 4 million volumes. For more information about the Florida State University Libraries, see our home page at:

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.


Monday-Friday and willingness to work some weekend and evening hours.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

Faculty Information

This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 13 days of sick leave, group medical, dental, and life insurance, an optional retirement program or state retirement, and no state or local income tax. With supervisor*s approval, may qualify for University tuition scholarship for up to six credit hours each semester. A full listing of benefits can be found at

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Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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