Head Librarian
12 month full-time Faculty Position

Dominican College seeks an energetic and progressive Head Librarian to provide leadership, management and administration of all aspects of library services, including technology, collections, services, staff and physical facilities. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, faculty position reporting to the Associate Academic Dean and supervising four Assistant Librarians and ten paraprofessional staff. The Library has more than 70,000 print books; 192,000 e-books; 600 print periodical titles; 111,000 e-journals; and 80 databases, and a separate Learning Commons for private studying and group projects. The library services both undergraduate and graduate programs as well as on-line learning.

The Head Librarian manages and administers academic activities of the library within the framework of the College’s mission, values and goals. Engages in strategic planning and visioning for all library operations. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of services designed to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty. Collaborates with faculty to provide relevant collection development and technologies. Regularly evaluates and provides reports on services and collections. Recommends and administers policies and procedures. Selects, trains, mentors and evaluates library staff. Develops and recommends annual budget for purchase of library resources. Advances the integration of technology into all library functions. Promotes innovative library instruction and information literacy across the curriculum. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with College departments, regional libraries, and relevant external agencies. Remains current in all aspects of library trends and participates in professional groups.

Dominican College is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Seven to ten years of library experience including three to five years administrative experience in an academic library. Excellent communication, planning and management skills. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students. Evidence of time management skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Possesses a clear vision for future trends both in librarianship and information technology.

Qualified applicants should send curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest along with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references no later than March 5, 2021 to humanresources@dc.edu