Director - University Library
Director - University
University of Massachusetts Lowell
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a nationally ranked research university that is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The University strives to prepare students to succeed in college and to become lifelong learners and informed citizens in a global environment. The University Library supports this mission of research, education, and community engagement. The Director of University Library should be a visionary leader who draws on best practices and data to optimize the Library’s resources and assets in meeting this mission. The Director of University Library will articulate the strategic vision for the library and serve as an advocate for the Library within the University and the larger community. The Director of the University Library will supervise a team of faculty librarians and library staff in their responsibility to provide instruction, reference and library services to the community. The Director of the University Library will provide oversight and support to all areas of the library (staffing, acquisitions, budget supervision, periodicals, cataloging, webpage, databases, archives, systems, instruction, digital initiatives and library technologies, reference, outreach, and collection development).
MLS degree as ALA accredited
At least five years of administrative
experience at the university level including strategic planning,
fiscal management, personnel management, and experience with
Knowledge of current issues,
developments, innovations, and challenges in academic libraries and
archives, information technology, scholarly communications, and
Record of creative leadership and
strong interpersonal, communication, supervisory, and budget
Successful experience with grant
writing, development, and fundraising activities.
Demonstrated commitment to developing
a diverse and equitable library culture and evidence of work with a
Successful experience cultivating
relationships and partnerships within and outside of the Libraries
Proven expertise with creating,
teaching, and evaluating library instruction classes.
Proven ability in providing reference
and research services.
Experience in and knowledge of
several areas of academic librarianship.
Understanding of and comfort with
library technologies and the ability to implement and assess those
Experience in a collective bargaining
Second masters’ degree or PhD.
Experience with a multi-campus
Demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively with internal and external constituencies, including
donors and potential donors.
Record of engagement in professional
associations and/or achievement in scholarly productivity.
Special Instructions to
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/822/lowell/en-us/job/507798/director-university-library
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.