York College of Pennsylvania is seeking a new Director of the Schmidt Library. Renovated in 2004, the Schmidt Library houses an interactive learning environment in a dynamic independent college setting located in south central Pennsylvania. Collegiate Counsel, Inc. is assisting the College with the identification and recruitment of qualified candidates for an appointment to begin in the summer of 2013.
Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Schmidt Library will provide administrative leadership, working in concert with academic departments, administrators, individual faculty members, and library staff. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive background in library science, with a background in information science also desirable, and have demonstrable experience overseeing the operations of a comparable, or larger regional college or university library.
The Schmidt Library operates in an atmosphere of exceptional collegiality and the Director will be expected to interact productively with all campus constituents including faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will be student-centered and an effective listener and communicator, as well as a strategic planner who will lead in developing a vision for thoughtful improvements in the library learning environment that appeal to 21st Century students. Such a place will interface with information technology, and provide stewardship for current holdings and historical documents. The Director must be committed to sustaining a library environment that is accessible and relevant to the entire campus. Responsibilities will include collaborative leadership of library faculty members and staff; library program planning, implementation, and assessment; and, representing the college and library to internal and external constituents. The Director must be committed to maintaining and identifying additional strong consortia relationships to supplement the Library’s resources and mission. The College provides generous allowances and resources for professional development and travel, as well as strong support from senior administration.
Minimum credentials include an MLS degree; significant library administrative experience in an undergraduate, student-centered institution of higher education; and a demonstrable commitment to staying current with developments and trends in library and information science. A doctoral degree in library science or a second master’s degree in an academic discipline is also desirable.
Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. York College of Pennsylvania is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of under-represented groups to apply. Please send letters of interest with supporting documents in PDF format, or nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
For confidential inquiries prior to submitting documents, please contact:
Wayne Seelbach - cell (205) 475-0505 or Jon McRae - cell (404) 754-5189