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Director of Library

Saybrook University

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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-12-21
Req: R0007172

Job Description:

Saybrook University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Library Services.

As part of the academic leadership team (and in collaboration with the TCS Education System Librarian), the Director of Library Services will provide leadership and direction for the development and management of Saybrook Library. The successful candidate will be a strong, resourceful leader with a vision of how the library can continue to meet the evolving information needs of its constituents and add value to the Saybrook teaching and learning community

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative leadership, and overall direction for the library, including strategic, financial, and space planning
  • Provide day to day management of all library operations and services
  • Works in collaboration with faculty, the TCS Education System librarian, and other academic stakeholders to develop collections and services that effectively support the study, research, and teaching needs of the Saybrook community
  • Participates in the ongoing assessment and review of the library’s collections and services
  • Provides reference and liaison services in-person, by phone, e-mail, chat, and other means of inquiry
  • Servers as an active member of TCS Education System Libraries’ collection development team, and other management groups as appropriate
  • Participates actively in continuous professional development through professional conferences, courses, webinars, etc.
  • Represent the library locally, regionally, and nationally

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and management experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory role in an academic library
  • Experience in providing library services and instruction.
  • Collection development and assessment skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Collegial and collaborative attitude
  • Successful decision making, problem-solving ability, and planning skills
  • Ability and motivation for continuous professional development growth
  • Working knowledge of library information systems, technology, and research tools
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work effectively in an environment of rapid development and change

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, Saybrook University has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees, unless granted medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment beginning January 31, 2022.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA). Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century in Western progressive psychology and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and human science, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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