The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
Point Loma Nazarene University seeks a visionary and creative leader to serve as the next Ryan Library Director. This position requires commitment to collaboration, student instruction, and campus outreach. The Director is the chief administrator of Ryan Library and reports to the Dean of the Colleges. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for all operations and makes recommendations regarding the academic budget and personnel within the library and ensures that all aspects of the library operate within institutional policies. The Director is responsible for shaping a shared vision for library resources, services, and facilities in support of the academic programs and mission of the University.
This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position with a concurrent tenure-track faculty appointment.
Time: Full time
Establish a vision for resources, facilities, and services of the library to meet the needs of local and remote students, faculty, and staff
Plan for and implement improvements to Library aesthetics, furniture and spaces, while collaborating with the Vice President for University Services and Campus Facilities to assure Library facilities are properly maintained
Develop strategic goals for the library in keeping with the mission of the University
Supervise the implementation and assessment of all library operations and programs, including the PLNU Archives, the library’s special collections, and online institutional repository
Develop the library budget plan and manage the approved budget
Develop and implement library policies and procedures to optimize library support for teaching and research
Develop and maintain beneficial partnerships with relevant library networks and consortia
Participate in institutional governance through faculty meetings, committee service, and other appropriate means
Participate on a regular, if limited, basis in the provision of information literacy instruction and point-of-need research help
Promote library resources, services and facilities to the University community
Ensure statistics are gathered and reported, including (IPEDS), surveys, self-studies, and analyses of library resources, services and facilities
Provide direction to the professional development of library faculty through the approved institutional faculty evaluation processes
Supervise and annually appraise professional performance of relevant library staff
Provide support for the professional development of all library faculty and staff
Recruit highly skilled faculty and staff who possess a high degree of compatibility with the mission of the University
EDUCATIONAL / EXPERIENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires a graduate degree in library science or a similar degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school and several years of increasingly responsible positions in academic libraries, including supervisory experience. A second master’s degree or doctoral degree is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have the oral, written, and interpersonal skills required for effective leadership within a team-based organization.
Through commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF***
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
???Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Internal Number: R0001716
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.