Library Director -- Missouri University of Science and Technology -- Rolla, MO

Application Deadline: April 11, 2017

Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

Job Description
The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), a technological research university which is part of the University of Missouri System, seeks a collaborative, flexible, experienced leader for the position of Library Director. This position reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

It is an exciting time for the Curtis Laws Wilson Library as we have many areas for growth and development. We have recently absorbed the campus archives, which allows for new collaboration in the areas of collection development and digitization. Our institutional repository, Scholars’ Mine, just had its one millionth download and is entering a period of increasing support from campus. Our learning commons is strategically growing in phases, with new opportunities to embed technology and improve spaces to support student success. The library and university strategic plans appear at and

The director will:

  • Establish a shared vision that promotes the missions of the University and the Library.
  • Advocate for the library in all settings.
  • Communicate effectively with the Missouri S&T Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, regarding all operations and initiatives; work with the Provost Leadership Cabinet to further the needs of the campus.
  • Work closely with Faculty Senate Library and Learning Resources Subcommittee, IT, and Educational Technology to support research, teaching, service, and learning.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, assessment, and the integration of emerging technologies and trends.
  • Seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives.
  • Develop new and improved spaces and services for students to enhance learning and collaboration.
  • Lead the Missouri S&T Library’s collaboration efforts with the other libraries in the University of Missouri System, and libraries and library organizations in the region, to optimize use of existing resources and the development of new initiatives.
  • Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth, and responsibility; and which rewards learning, creativity, ownership and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or master’s degree in related field, with at least 8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Second master’s degree. Experience in an academic library setting. Demonstrated progression of supervisory responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to build teams and foster a collaborative working environment. Demonstrated administrative responsibilities with budget and planning. Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

About Missouri S&T
Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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