Saturday, May 03, 2008

Job Posting | Tahlequah

Position: Executive Director of Libraries
Salary: $60,000 to less than $80,000
Institution: Northeastern State University
Location: Oklahoma
Date posted: 4/29/2008

Executive Director of Libraries
Position Number 9324

Northeastern State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Libraries. We are seeking an individual who can communicate library programs and services effectively to the University community, who is an effective motivator and manager of physical, human and financial resources, and who will embrace the opportunities that new technology offers while retaining the traditional virtues of a great library. The Executive Director of Libraries reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director is entrusted with the academic and fiscal management of the University Libraries, development of services and information resources, and the evaluation of programs, services, faculty, and staff. The Director of Libraries is expected to support faculty scholarship, including teaching and research, to encourage faculty and staff development, and to coordinate long and short range strategic planning. The Executive Director should be an articulate advocate for the University Libraries and serve as an effective member of the University's administrative team.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program (with doctorate preferred), minimum of five years appropriate administrative experience in an academic library, and knowledge of advanced technology and electronic information management. Candidates should possess strong communication, negotiation, and consensus-building skills and demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting, grants, and financial development. They should understand the academic environment and the role of the library in support of all forms of scholarship - learning, teaching, and research.

The University: Northeastern is a regional comprehensive university of approximately 9,000 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a doctorate in Optometry. The University is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with branch campuses in Broken Arrow and Muskogee, and provides course work in several other cities in eastern Oklahoma. In addition to the John Vaughan Library in Tahlequah, libraries are located at the two branch campuses, and services are provided at other external locations. The library provides access to extensive electronic information resources, extensive Native American historical resources and more than a million other items. For further information visit the NSU homepage at

Preferred starting date for this 12-month position is 1 July 2008 (negotiable). Salary is competitive, based on credentials and experience. Applications, nominations, or requests for additional information should be directed to: Director of Human Resources, Northeastern State University, 601 N. Grand, Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399.

Application materials must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and names and contact information of five professional references. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Northeastern is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Information:

Web Site :
Phone : 918-456-5511
Fax : 918-458-2061
Mrs. Tere Feller
Asst Director
Human Resources
600 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

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