Director, Olin Library
Rollins College seeks a visible, collaborative, and visionary leader to serve as its next Director of the Olin Library, a 2013 recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The College library of the 21st century must be more than a repository of information, but a place where knowledge is created. The new Director will build on the strong foundation that exists and lead the Library as the intellectual hub of campus at a momentous time at the College.
Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida's oldest post-secondary institution and has been an independent, nonsectarian, and coeducational comprehensive liberal arts college since its inception. Enrolling approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduate and 500 graduate students, Rollins strives to educate its students for global citizenship and responsible leadership through small class sizes, student-faculty research collaborations, integrating service-learning into the fabric of the Rollins experience, and hosting some of the world's most preeminent thought-leaders for campus discussions and dialogue.
The Director will come to Rollins at a time of significant momentum, joining a highly respected institution with great aspirations for the future. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Director holds an administrative position with tenure or tenure-track faculty status and directly supervises four department heads and the Olin Office & Facilities Coordinator. S/he will lead a talented and dedicated faculty and staff of 23 who lead library information services and tutoring and writing services for the Rollins community.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of progressive experience and demonstrated success leading a library, and a PhD is preferred. S/he must have a strong sense of the overarching challenges facing academic libraries, including issues of space and facilities, emerging technologies and digital content, and the need to preserve archival materials. The Director should be highly student-centered and therefore visible, accessible, and passionate about the role the Library plays in the student experience. S/he must also have experience supporting faculty in accessing materials, publishing, conducting research, and utilizing innovative pedagogies. The Director should have a track record of inspiring and bringing together staff while placing a high value on professional development. S/he should be an excellent communicator and partner internally and externally. Above all, the ideal candidate must embody a deep commitment to diversity, an appreciation for liberal education, and support the values and traditions of Rollins College.
Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications should be directed in confidence to:
Jackie Mildner, Principal
Randi Alberry, Senior Associate
Rollins College is an equal opportunity educational institution