Franklin College seeks a dynamic and experienced leader with an understanding of the evolving role of the library within a liberal arts institution to serve as its Director of Library Services. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the new director will need a clear vision for the future of academic libraries and an ability to develop an innovative vision for Franklin College’s Hamilton Library in particular. In addition, the director must be an articulate advocate for that vision with internal and external college stakeholders. This individual will be expected to direct the internal operations of the library, collaborate with faculty to support student learning and advance information literacy, and actively invest in the library consortium. Serving as the library’s advocate, the director will be a central liaison to the campus, the surrounding community, and relevant library networks.
The Director of Library Services is a member of the faculty with an administrative appointment and direct responsibility for two full-time librarians, three additional staff members, a part-time archivist, and approximately 20 student workers.
We seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity, especially those with demonstrated success working with diverse populations. The library director is uniquely positioned to foster an inclusive learning environment through efforts to develop library collections, reimagine library services, and manage talented library personnel.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, and those applications received by March 14, 2016 will receive full consideration. Please electronically forward letter of interest, resume that includes a list of references, and three letters of recommendation to:
Franklin College Human Resources 101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. Students enjoy the comfort and safety of suburban living, while also experiencing the many opportunities Indianapolis has to offer with a short 20-minute drive to downtown. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in 51 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 42 minors, 11 pre- professional programs and five cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.
Franklin College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation in any of its programs, offerings or employment practices. For inquiries regarding its non-discrimination policies, contact: Franklin College, Manager of Human Resources/Title IX Officer, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN 46131, or (317) 738-8028.