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Director of Murray Library

Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start date
Nov 2, 2023

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Director of Murray Library

The Murray Library at Messiah University invites applications for the full-time position of Director.

Responsibilities: Provide visionary leadership to the Murray Library, supervising library staff and overseeing the library’s learning resources.

Qualifications: M.L.S. or other equivalent graduate library/information science degree; ALA-accredited; 7-10 years of library experience in which a significant portion must be in an academic library.

Skills, Characteristics, and Experiences Required for Position: Broad knowledge of library and information field and of the broader academic enterprise; knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as information literacy, copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom, technology, and evidence-based improvement; demonstrated administrative and management experience in library settings including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing, and personnel; strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; experience in developing diverse and inclusive learning and working environments; a record of collaborative leadership; familiarity with communications and other technologies related to contemporary library operations

The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of nearly 2,500 undergraduate students including 18.5% under-represented and 2.6% international students from 22 countries and over 700 graduate students including 18.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.

Annual Work Dates: August 1- June 30

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Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color,  sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories. Women and persons from historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.


Messiah University

Messiah University is a nationally ranked, private Christian university with a student body of 3,374 undergraduate and graduate students. Our scenic 471-acre suburban campus is located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. The University was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the University’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.

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