Director of the Olive Kettering Library
DIRECTOR OF THE OLIVE KETTERING LIBRARY
Antioch College is seeking applications for the position of Director of the Olive Kettering Library to begin July 1, 2021.
The Director of Olive Kettering Library will have overall responsibility for strategic planning, annual planning, annual budget, and managing daily operations. They will serve on college-wide committees (e.g. Academic Affairs Administrative Team). They are a member of the faculty without tenure.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (RESPONSIBILITIES) OF THE POSITION:
- Oversee staffing, collection development, services and programs, and facilities;
- Oversee, and when necessary, execute the operations of the OK Library;
- Participate in appropriate collaborations with OPAL, OhioLINK, SOCHE and other consortiums;
- Prepare and provide oversight to annual budget in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs;
- Oversee the Olive Kettering Library facility which houses the library collections and services, information services, and Antiochiana (Special Collections);
- Supervise staff and student employees (develop position descriptions, hire, conduct regular reviews), and, working with Human Resources, develop and maintain personnel practices appropriate to the library;
- Define and support the short and long term technology needs and strategies of the Library, and as appropriate, as a partner in institutional planning processes;
- Provide maintenance and decision-making around collection and information resources.
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in librarianship, information science, or related field required. An ALA-accredited degree is preferred. The successful candidate will also have a thorough knowledge of the academic enterprise and a commitment to a liberal arts education with at least five years’ experience with a strong record of progressively-responsible leadership, with managerial, supervisory, and budgetary experience.
Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources like the Antioch farm and Coretta Scott King Center in their studies. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.
Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges. We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status.
Applicants must email all required materials to [email protected] with “Director of Olive Kettering Library” in the subject line. Complete packets will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three professional references who can speak about the candidate’s teaching, research, and mentoring abilities. Submission of three letters of recommendation, official transcripts will be required of finalists for this position. To receive full consideration, apply by April 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 5, 2021. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Questions related to this position can be sent to [email protected].
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