Executive Director of Library Services – Minnesota State University Moorhead

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Moorhead, MN
Job Type: At Will
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Number: 1856X
Closing: 9/7/2018 11:59 PM Central

• Management, administration and human resources: Administer the library unit and supervise library faculty and one administrative assistant. Develop guidelines and policy recommendations for development, delivery, implementation and assessment of library. Exhibit strong communication skills. Work in collective bargaining unit settings.
• Oversee operating, salary, and revenue budgets for library
• Provide leadership and oversee strategic planning for the library
• Working with the MSUM Alumni Foundation, oversee fundraising, development, and grant acquisition activity
• Represent the university to various constituencies, which includes working with students, faculty, staff and other administrators. Includes travel and electronic communication to represent the university in a wide range of venues: regional meetings regarding libraries; state-wide consortia; Tri-College consortium, system- and statewide committees, regional networks, and national organizations
• Provide leadership on committees and task forces as assigned. Advocate to university through membership and participation on campus-wide committees. Serve on Administrative Council
• Serve as intellectual property office for the university and make recommendations regarding intellectual property policy. Advise faculty and staff regarding copyright and intellectual property.
• Oversee library privacy/confidentiality policies
• Serve as the chief supervisor of equipment and facilities assigned to, purchased by, or rented by the library. This includes responsibility for making decisions about the best use of the facilities and equipment
• Be sensitive in dealings with other personnel, visitors, and students, so that all are treated in a respectful, professional, and humane manner


• ALA Accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and additional Master’s or doctorate
• A record of scholarly achievement and productivity
• Five years of academic library administrative experience at the level of assistant director, director, or dean, including supervisory experience, long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation and assessment
• Knowledge of library technologies and trends. Library management knowledge. Knowledge of higher education technology trends. Ability to manage and lead collegially.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns

• A record of success with fundraising and grant writing. Experience within a collective bargaining setting.

Application Information & Deadline
To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: resume, cover letter, transcripts from all degree granting institutions, and names/contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested for candidates chosen to interview. Completed applications received on or before September 7, 2018 will receive consideration. Applications that do not include all attachments listed above will not be reviewed by the search committee.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MinnState’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.

Search Committee Chair:
Randy Cagle; Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563; Ph: 218-477-2477; caglera@mnstate.edu
Additional Information

University Culture
In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.

Our Core Values (How do we behave?)

We are “scrappy” and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them.
We have the courage to do what’s right.

We’re all on the same team and everyone’s role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.

Aspirational Value (We commit to making this as pervasive as our core values)
Diversity and inclusion of people and ideas

“Permission to Play” Values (These are the expectations of membership in our academic community)
Integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions

Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)
We will succeed by:
Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students’ return on their investment;
Embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university; and
Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding region.

Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.
74 undergraduate majors (70 emphases/options)
11 pre-professional programs
12 graduate degrees (21 emphasis areas)
28 graduate and undergraduate certificates
31 areas of teacher licensure preparation

MSUM enrolls 5,836 students from 36 states and 61 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.

The Community
Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center with a population of 187,491 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau). Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 31,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports and social activities. The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.

Unemployment rate for Minnesota and North Dakota is at 3.8% and 2.4% respectively, both of which are below the national average of 6.3% (2014). Fargo-Moorhead average travel time to work is 14.7 minutes.

Moorhead public schools serve 5,620 students in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities. Moorhead schools are all new or totally remodeled. For the past 15 years, Fargo public schools have earned the What Parents Want Award from SchoolMatch. Both Minnesota and North Dakota put lots of value on education, as outline in Lumina Foundation’s 2014 report. Minnesota ranked second place and North Dakota in fourth place in a list of states ranked on the proportion of young adults with at least a two-year college degree.

Hector International Airport, the paramount airport for the FM area, is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United and provides non-stop jet service to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Recent community accolades:
Moorhead names Best Small City in America (NerdWallet, June 2015)
Fargo ranked #1 College Town to Find a Job (ZipRecruiter, March 2015)
Fargo’s Downtown named seventh best in the nation (Liviability, March 2015)
Fargo ranks First Among Best-Performing Small Cities (The Milken Institute, January 2015)
North Dakota topped the list in physical health with Minnesota landing in the top 10 (Well-Being Index, 2014)
Moorhead has a lower sales tax than 96% of other cities in the state. Groceries and clothing are exempt from Moorhead and Minnesota sales tax (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, November 2014)
The Fargo-Moorhead metro region is the fourth fastest growing in the U.S. (Bloomberg, October 2014)
Fargo-Moorhead ranked in the top five for highest average credit score, lowest foreclosure rate and lowest credit usage (WalletHub, October 2014)
Minnesota ranked third in the nation as the best state for teachers (WalletHub, October 2014)
North Dakota names best state for women-owned business (OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report, August 2014)
Fargo-Moorhead among top 100 smartest cities in the U.S. (VentureBeat, July 2013)
F-M metro area ranked number two among mid-sized cities (Area Development, June 2013)
City ranked first in prime workforce growth and fourth in economic strength indicators (Area Development, June 2013)
Fargo-Moorhead in top 25 best cities to retire (Forbes, March 2013)
Fargo-Moorhead placed at the number 5 spot on the List of Best Performing Cities (Milkin Institute, January 2013)
ND ranked number 2 and MN ranked number 5 for the best states in encouraging entrepreneurial development (Bureau of Business Research, October 2012)

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. More information can be found at Vehicle Use Forms

Employment for this position is covered by the Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators which can be found at
MnSCU Contracts and Plans

Availability of Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Crime Report
Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Security Report is directly available at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/crimereports.aspx or through our website at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety. All prospective students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information and policies contained in the report.

The report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Minnesota State University Moorhead; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a free copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 218.477.2449.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Office, OW 208, 218.477.2721 (Voice).

Request For Reasonable Accommodation
It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.

Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact the Human Resources Director, Owens 214, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2157 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.

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