Director - Mary F. Shipper Library, WVU Keyser

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Library Director. The Director of the Mary F. Shipper Library is responsible for supporting a service-oriented program that researches and ensures excellent operational management of library information systems and support of end users. The Director defines and articulates the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the future of the library that includes a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation. The Director has the primary administrative and supervisory responsibility for 4 library employees as well as 8-12 student employees. This position is full-time, 12 months with full benefits, and a starting date of January 5, 2022.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Plan, budget, and set policies for all operations.
  • Maintain close collaborative relationships with organizations on the local campus, WVU campus, and within the local rural community.
  • Work with administration and faculty to ensure that library resources are meeting the needs of WVU Potomac State College.
  • Measure service quality and implement improvements.
  • Maintain and monitor copyright/intellectual property issues and coordinate licensing of online resources.
  • Hold primary administrative and supervisory responsibility for library services, programs, access, collection management, instruction, and research.
  • Identify, implement, and evaluate current emerging technologies, virtual reference services and instruction.
  • Engage in formal and informal curricular instruction articulating academic library issues to both internal and external constituents.

Qualifications :

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Minimum of two years of management/supervisory experience, including planning and allocating of resources.
  • Preference will be shown to candidates with work experience in higher education or an academic library, in developing and managing budgets, and/or who have active professional involvement in the library or information technology fields.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities Application Requirements.
  • Complete the online application and upload (under Attachments tab):


  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial college transcript(s)
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Application deadline is Nov 1, 2021.

West Virginia University is a family of distinctive campuses with locations in Morgantown, Keyser, and Beckley. At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Potomac State College, located on the WVU Keyser campus, is known for its small size and tradition of academic excellence. Our tuition remains one of the lowest in the state for a four-year institution. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Underrepresented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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