Library Director, Memphis Theological

Memphis Theological Seminary seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. Qualifications include an M.L.S. with professional experience. A theological degree such as the M.Div (or equivalent) with experience in theological bibliography is preferred. Ph.D. or other terminal degree is desirable. The rank of administrative faculty will be considered for candidates who have the appropriate degree and/or experience. Applicants should show a willingness to work in the setting of an ecumenical Christian seminary with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Applications from traditionally under-represented populations are encouraged. The position is set to begin in the summer of 2015.

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Oversight of the existing collection
  • Strategic planning for acquisitions of texts and periodicals in both print and digital formats
  • Managing staff (both full-time and part-time)
  • Managing an annual budget
  • Visioning for the library’s continuing transition into a multiplatform learning commons in the digital era
  • Ability to teach writing and research skills with reference to the theological disciplines
  • Primary leadership in coordinating/providing research assistance for faculty and students in the library’s collection and digital resources

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Stan Wood, Memphis Theological Seminary, 168 E Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.

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