East Carolina University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library. The University seeks an experienced leader who will advance the goals of the Library.
The Library Director provides dynamic leadership and oversight for Laupus Library at East Carolina University (ECU), and assures the delivery of high quality academic and knowledge based resources and tools that align the library's strategic plan with the goals of the University and Division of Health Sciences, most notably the Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Nursing, and the College of Allied Health Sciences. Laupus Library is a four story 72,000 square foot facility located on west campus. The library operates on a $3.6 million dollar budget with 15.75 faculty fte and 17 staff fte. The Director is the senior administrative officer of the Health Sciences Library and for the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, NC, and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences. The Director also works with faculty and staff in developing and implementing a vision for the library's future, assuring effective implementation and operation of quality service programs and resource collections, and provides leadership in technology and innovation for the library.
This position requires an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or international equivalent. An additional terminal graduate or professional degree in management or the health sciences is preferred.
It is essential that the successful candidate demonstrate an expertise in planning, budget management, and in library development. A commitment to providing service of the highest quality to students, as well as faculty and health care practitioners is required. Knowledge of library operations, including management of electronic resources, collection development, and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible new knowledge-based technologies is required. Experience with space planning, systems analysis and library automation is also required. Experience providing leadership for archival or history programs is preferred.
The successful candidate will be required to present a history of successful grant funding or development activities, scholarly dissemination and collaboration with educators, researchers, clinicians and stakeholders.
The candidate should have an understanding of current and emerging trends and applications and the ability to evaluate current and new hardware and software applications. The candidate must have the ability to oversee the design and management of automated library systems for resource collection, management, and access that are responsive to the organization's goals.
The candidate should have at least 5 years of progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budget oversight and resource planning, preferably in an academic health sciences library or similar setting.