Director of the Library

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Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina
Job Description: 

Manage library resources responsibly and lead library personnel effectively. Work collaboratively with leaders of the academic programs and serve on the appropriate University committees. Facilitate and encourage professional development and approve all travel requests within the Library. Prepare recommendations to the Vice president for Academic Affairs on Library faculty and staff appointments, salaries, evaluations, promotions, and retention. Develop and implement long range plans for the Library which are consistent with the University’s mission. Provide vision and leadership in adapting to the changing environment of the academic library. Prepare and oversee budgets related to the Library. Prepare an annual report of library activities and assessment of its institutional effectiveness. Prepare statistical reports, both internal and external to the University. Assist academic departments in preparation of library sections in internal and external reviews. Represent the University within local and statewide academic consortia. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Education: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, earned doctorate preferred. Experience: Must have a record of at least five years of progressively responsible management experience in academic libraries; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; evidence of effective fiscal and human resource management; familiarity with all areas of library operations; knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in higher education; and experience with assessment and strategic planning. Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team and be computer literate.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please complete the online application below and attach a resume. (MUST USE INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 11, FIREFOX VERSION 45 OR HIGHER, AND/OR CHROME VERSION 50 AND HIGHER). Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions, or subsequent termination after hire. This position will remain open until filled. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record.