Director of the Schewe Library (Illinois College, Illinois)

Director of the Schewe Library (Illinois College, Illinois)

Illinois College invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Schewe Library.  The Director serves as the chief administrator of the library programs, supervises all library operations and staff, and implements the integration of library resources into the liberal arts curriculum.  We seek a Director with a strong vision of the place of libraries in the digital age, knowledgeable about emerging technological resources for scholarly communication, and with an understanding of the challenges facing academic libraries.  The Director will collaborate with faculty, student, and staff constituencies and articulate a vision for using resources to support the College’s mission.  We plan expanded collaboration with Information Technology. 

This administrative appointment carries faculty status and rank, reporting to the Dean of the College/Vice President for Academic Affairs. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. An additional masters or doctorate is preferred.  A minimum of five years of library experience is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate increasing responsibilities, management experience, and familiarity with resource sharing and state-wide consortia.

Illinois College is dedicated to offering an outstanding liberal arts education to prepare students for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.  The Schewe Library is an integral part of that education.  The College has recently integrated a stand-alone library instruction course into a required writing course for first-year students.  The Schewe Library is home to the Center for Academic Excellence, as well as a new classroom equipped with excellent instructional technology.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to:
Library Search Committee
c/o Elise Meyer
1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL

or to

The search will remain open until the position is filled; the search committee will begin reviewing files on November 15, 2011.