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Miami University-Middletown: Library Director

Miami University-Middletown

Library Director

Miami University Middletown seeks a Director for the Gardner-Harvey Library. The Director provides leadership in managing the Miami University Middletown library as part of the Miami University library system (a founding member of OhioLink), in directing the library’s integration of technology, in supervising a staff of five, and in building and nurturing relationships on the Middletown campus, with Miami’s other campuses, and in the surrounding communities. The Director participates in and supervises library instruction and reference-service rotation, and participates in campus administration and governance. The Director reports to the Associate Executive Director for Academic Affairs, and serves the University through membership on the University Librarians’ Library Advisory Council. In addition, the Director may have the opportunity to teach courses in the college curriculum. The successful candidate will demonstrate vision, creativity, effective management and interpersonal skills, familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, evidence of innovative and strategic thinking in the face of emerging technological development, and experience in budget management and program development.

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years of related experience are required. Experience including facility with electronic networking in academic libraries is preferred. Applicant must be open to conducting ongoing scholarship. Administrative and supervisory experience in an academic setting is expected. Appointment will begin July 1, 2006, and will be at the appropriate rank.

For more information about the Gardner-Harvey Library at Miami Middletown, visit For more information about the campus, visit Information about Miami’s libraries is available at More information about Middletown is available at

To apply, send letter of application that addresses the criteria above, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to:


Director of Library Search Committee
Miami University Middletown
4200 E. University Boulevard
Middletown, Ohio, 45042

Materials may be submitted electronically to

Review of applications begins February 6 and continues until position is filled.

Miami University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. For information regarding campus crime and safety, visit Appointments and nominations are public records in Ohio.

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