The Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries include the Leon H. Beeghly Library, the Hobson Science Library, and the Kinnison Music Library. The libraries have a collection of more than 500,000 items with a distinctive rare book collection and one of the country’s oldest depositories of federal government publications. In addition, the libraries’ holdings include 718 print journals, 18,773 e-journals, 158 e-databases, and 23,642 e-books. The total staff of 21 (12 librarians and professionals and 9 support staff) is supplemented with an average of 70 work-study students each year. Library innovations in recent years have included the creation of an Information Commons, the opening of a library café with 24/7 access, the provision of reference support via Instant Messaging and the development of a Digital Resource Center.
The successful candidate
will bring a demonstrated commitment to the creation of vibrant and visible
student-centered library services, a philosophy of libraries as dynamic centers
of teaching and learning, and a commitment to the development of
next-generation libraries. Experience in fiscal and program planning and
financial management is required, as is experience providing innovative
leadership that balances attention to print and electronic formats. Strong
interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including experience with
decision making in a highly collaborative environment. Further, the successful
candidate must possess an intellectual style that will command the respect of
faculty, students, staff members and consortium partners, a capacity to work
closely and effectively with other University offices, especially Information Services,
and a record of providing leadership, vision, and professional development
opportunities for the library staff. An MLS from an
Screening of applications will begin in October 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged.
All inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed with a cover letter in confidence to:
263 Summer Street
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Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply.