Employment Opportunities

Library Director

Piedmont International University is seeking a motivated, effective, organized, forward-thinking, and service-minded leader to join the library team in the role of Library Director.

Department: George M. Manuel Library
Title: Library Director
Type: Professional librarian; Full-time, 12 month
Reports to: Provost

Principal Function

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of the library, including collection management and access, library services, the business of the library, and supervision of the library staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library program
  • Knowledge in library public services
  • Knowledge in library technical services
  • Knowledge in library technologies
  • Ability to lead, manage, and supervise
  • Ability to organize and do detail work
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and in a friendly manner in written and oral communication
  • Above average computer skills
  • Agreement with the PIU Statement of Faith

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of experience working in an academic library
  • One or more years of experience in library public services
  • One or more years of experience in library technical services
  • One or more years of experience in library technologies
  • One or more years of leadership and supervisory experience

General Responsibilities

  • Supervise all library staff
  • Develop the library budget
  • Acquire and maintain the library collection
  • Prepare and submit reports as requested by various departments and agencies
  • Seek opportunities for library cooperation through various consortia and other means
  • Chair the Library Committee
  • Manage public services, including but not limited to:
    • Service Desk operations
    • Reference
    • Distant customer services (pulling items, scanning items, shipping items)
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Helping customers
    • Promoting the library and its services and resources, including on social media
  • Manage technical services
  • Manage library technologies
  • Manage the library premises’ cleanliness, aesthetics, maintenance, and usability
  • Instruct in library and information literacy
  • Assist patrons with research
  • Lead in providing an excellent user experience for all library customers

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the total operation of the library, including spending within the parameters of the established and approved library budget
  • Submit a budget annually to the administration
  • Evaluate each staff member on at least a yearly basis
  • Evaluate library holdings and acquire needed materials in light of needs
  • Process all invoices of purchases and maintain current records of expenditures
  • Be responsible for all acquisitions, including software and online databases
  • Prepare statistics and formulate all of the periodic and annual reports to the administration, state, and federal government and to the appropriate accrediting agencies
  • Arrange hours for library accessibility according to the university schedule
  • Inform faculty, staff, and students of the availability of new materials
  • Monitor the general physical condition of the library and contact maintenance when the need arises
  • Cover the operation of the circulation desk or answer reference questions as needed
  • Provide an atmosphere of friendliness to those visiting the library.
  • Lead a Library Committee meeting at least once a semester
  • Act as advisor to students during their matriculation as needed
  • Serve as a member of the Academic Council
  • Perform library and information literacy instruction
  • Coordinate public services with other library services and functions
  • Recommend the adoption of public service standards, improvements, programs, services, and initiatives
  • Keep all related forms and procedural-instructions up-to-date
  • Be knowledgeable in current copyright policies and practices
  • Grow professionally in the principles and practices of academic libraries
  • Participate, at least by membership, in at least two appropriate library professional associations, preferably at least one religious (e.g. ACL) and one non-religious (e.g. NCLA)
  • Receive and provide cross-training with other library members
  • Cover any hours the library student workers cannot cover

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and letters of reference to April Lindsey, lindseya@piedmontu.edu, the Technical Services Librarian. Include “Library Director position” in the email subject line. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Additional application pieces such as a video application may be included if one wishes. Your vita should include your current telephone number and email address.

Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, or national origin. However, as a Christian organization, PIU employs those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and are in essential agreement with PIU's Statement of Faith.