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Director of University Libraries

Howard University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Howard University invites applications and nominations for the Director of University Libraries.

Howard University is one of the nation's leading research universities dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on African-American students, as well as those of all other racial and ethnic groups from the United States and the world. Howard is one of only 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities. Its 12,000 students enjoy academic pursuits in more than 130 areas of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. These students come from 53 U.S. states and territories, including the District of Columbia, and 53 nations.

The Director of Libraries reports to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University and is the chief administrator for the University Library System. This position is a full-time staff position at the senior management level. The director is responsible for the operations, and management of the resources of the system; providing direction and commitment for the teaching, learning and research agenda of libraries in concert with the direction of the undergraduate, graduate and professional educational programs; development of relationships to ensure the continuous commitment to the academic programs and mission of the University; fundraising; provide creative leadership; and the development of staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience building infrastructure
  • Demonstrated communication skills with both faculty and students
  • Evidence of having built an accessible team
  • Demonstrated library leadership
  • Administrative success
  • Successful grantsmanship

    To learn more about the university and the position, please visit the position profile at:

    Application and Nomination Process
    The university is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:
    Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultant John W. Garland ( The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 15, 2022 can be assured full consideration.

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