DIRECTOR OF MEMORIAL LIBRARY
- Berry College
- Mount Berry, Georgia
- Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
- Position Type
- Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Berry College invites applications for the Director of Memorial Library. We seek a Director who will foster a dynamic and student-centered space that functions as a hub for academic engagement and the integration of learning communities on campus. The Director will bring vision for supporting student development, cultivating the complementary roles of digital and traditional resources, and leading the strategic use of the Library to facilitate those functions. The Director will lead the Library as a cultural resource for the College community and support renewed partnerships related to instructional design.
Memorial Library includes more than 400 individual study seats, as well as group study areas, study nooks, ample space for physical collections, and a coffee shop. The building is home to the campus Academic Success Center, Writing Center, the Berry Information Technology Students (BITS) program and a commons space for the college's Honors Program, as well as three technology-enriched classrooms.
Library collections include print materials, electronic books and journals, databases, and materials in a variety of media formats. The Library includes the Berry College Archives, which houses the official records of the college, the Martha Berry Collection (the correspondence, speeches, and writings of the institution's founder), and materials that document the life and history of the institution. The Martha Berry Digital Archive Project, begun in 2011, aims to digitize and expose for public and scholarly use the Martha Berry Collection. As a selective member of the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program, the library's collection also includes government documents, both electronic and print.
The Director reports to the Provost.
- Prioritize student flourishing and engagement through partnerships and creative new initiatives;
- Demonstrate leadership in fostering inclusive and equitable policies and practices;
- Support the intersection of technology and learning, in collaboration with campus partners;
- Supervise professional librarians and library staff, including supporting their development and the work they do as supervisors and mentors of student workers in the LifeWorks program;
- Manage the regular operating budget and endowed funds of Memorial Library;
- Direct all domains of library operations; and
- Other duties as assigned
- Master's degree in Library and Information Science required; additional graduate degree in an academic discipline preferred;
- Three to five years of library administrative experience;
- A proven record of success in the operation of academic libraries; and
- A demonstrated understanding of technological systems for libraries, Open Education Resources, and archival collections management systems.
An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.
About Berry College:
Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.
Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.
Applicants should complete the online application and submit the following: a letter describing the candidate's qualifications, interest in this position, and commitment to the Berry mission; a curriculum vitae; a statement that addresses how the candidate has maintained efforts to support diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin April 7th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent directly to Dr. David Slade at [email protected].
For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902.
Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.
Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
Berry College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.
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Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.
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