Director of Library Services – Concordia University (St. Paul)

Position Responsibilities:
The Director of Library Services is responsible for academic and research resources of the university and management of  associated personnel, programs and facilities. The Director of Library Services will oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of
library services and resources. The candidate will supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking. They will provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the university’s mission and goals as well as develop and implement the approved budget and advocate for the best possible staff and resources to serve the needs of the university community.

The candidate will also need to sustain membership in the CLIC consortium, including serving on the CLIC Board of Directors; support library staff in their work within the consortium committee structure. The candidate will also develop and maintain relationships with local institutions and libraries; the synod, synodical districts, and CUS schools; the German Genealogical Society and wider community.

• Commitment to the mission and values of a Lutheran University
• Master’s degree required from an accredited library school required
• A minimum of ten years in an academic library setting and five years of administration experience
• Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations, publishing, or conference presentations
• Knowledge of and experience with trends, technologies, and current developments in libraries
• Possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, and the ability to work with diverse populations
• Demonstrates excellent administrative skills in leadership, management, budgeting, program development and advocacy for library services
• Lutheran Church Missouri Synod membership preferred

Additional Information:
Classification Level: Full Time
Full Time Equivalent: 100%-Exempt
Benefit Eligibility: Full benefits
Salary Range: Negotiable
Application Deadline:  until position is filled

Please send a letter of interest and a current resume to:
Via e-mail (preferred):

Via postal mail:
Human Resources
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494

Via facsimile: 651-641-8782

Concordia University-St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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