Macalester College’s DeWitt Wallace Library invites applications and nominations for an outstanding individual for the leadership position of Associate Library Director. We are seeking a thoughtful, confident, strategic manager and visionary leader who would value our highly collaborative, creative, and innovative environment. The Associate Library Director for Access, Instruction & Research Services (AIRS) manages and guides the staff responsible for research, instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and public access computing. They are the steward of library services providing leadership, vision, assessment, and strategies that ensure our services meet the needs of current and future scholars. This position serves as a member of the leadership team and contributes to strategic planning and direction of the library. The individual in this position focuses on outreach and partnership development and works closely with our academic community to ensure that public service, research, and instruction operations most effectively and efficiently support college curricular needs and scholarly endeavors. Key components of this position are to actively participate in serving the mission of the library and college, to provide excellent service, to keep current in the profession, to share expertise and experience with others, and to serve as a representative of the college, our library, and the library profession. Our college and library staff are committed to helping increase opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and seek applicants from diverse backgrounds and identities. Our library staff received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries for college libraries award in 2016.
The current portfolio of responsibility includes:
Please submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by October 31, 2020. Please address the requirements of the position in your application. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Note: The search will remain open to accommodate COVID-19 related complications.
Direct all inquiries to Ashley Ellingson, Employment Services.
Macalester College strongly encourages people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees.