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Administrative, Lamoni Campus

September 1, 2021

Graceland University seeks a progressive leader for Graceland University Libraries (one in Lamoni, IA, and one in Independence, MO). The position will be based in Lamoni. The Director of University Libraries is responsible for development and implementation of library services, operations of the libraries, and supervising staff.

The successful applicant will be able to:  meet the demands of academic patrons in a global information environment; select monographs and electronic resources based on patron needs and collection development policies; develop policies and procedures with a customer service emphasis; instruct patrons in library use and tools; help develop curriculum and provide instruction and assessment for information literacy skills across the campus; and research the costs and merit of adding new electronic products and services to the library to keep it current with modern university standards and trends.  We are seeking someone who is committed to a liberal arts education and who will engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research. The successful candidate will also have the desire and ability to support undergraduate and graduate professional programs.

Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Graceland University, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. Graceland University is a private, liberal arts university, rurally located within an hour from Des Moines and two hours from Kansas City.

Required qualifications:  MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, supervisory experience, experience with reference services, strong communication and consensus building skills, and budget preparation.  Desired qualifications:  university library experience, some experience with rare book collections, and knowledge of electronic resources management. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

To apply:  Applications should include a letter of interest, a résumé, and three names of professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. Send to Graceland University, Human Resources Office, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA  50140; email: personnel@graceland.edu.  Phone inquiries to 641.784.5447.

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