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.
- Experience building infrastructure
- Demonstrated communication skills with both faculty and
- 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: HowardLib@academicsearch.org.
Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by
contacting senior consultant John W. Garland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The position is open until filled, but only applications received
by September 15, 2022 can be assured full consideration.