Anderson University seeks an innovative leader who is passionate about students and their success. The director of the library and a staff of approximately 7 reference, circulation, and technical services librarians play an essential role in Anderson’s commitment to academic excellence. The library director reports to the provost and is a member of the faculty with academic rank. The library works closely with the Office of Information Technology, the Center for Innovation and Instruction, the faculty, and other academic personnel to carry out Anderson’s mission.
Candidates should be prepared to manage all administrative, operational, and technical functions of the Thrift Library, support an ever-growing university with 59 major degrees and 18 masters and doctoral programs, foster a culture of collegiality, hospitality, and innovation in the library as well as supporting the library staff in their daily work and professional development.
About the Thrift Library
The beautiful and spacious Thrift Library was completed in 2007 and named in honor of Sam and Tom Thrift. It was updated in 2017 to include a Learning Commons. There are ten group study rooms, two classrooms, a writing lab, a computer lab, special collections, the Center for Student Success, and seating for 400.
Adjacent to the library within the 53,000 sf multipurpose building is an art gallery, 110 seat multimedia room, coffee shop, post office, Center for Digital Learning and Innovation, and Office of Information Technology.
The library is a member of PASCAL, South Carolina’s consortium of academic libraries. All PASCAL libraries share a common library platform, ALMA, implemented in 2020. SC academic libraries work closely together to share resources, reduce costs, and engage in professional development.
About our Commitment to Diversity
Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and Biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.
Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at email@example.com.
Qualified candidates must have completed a MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited university, or equivalent. A second advanced degree is encouraged. Extensive experience within an academic library setting required. The ideal candidate will have experience managing an academic library, effective leadership and collaborative skills to build successful partnerships within and without the library, skill and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning and budget and resource management, and a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must also share Christian beliefs and values that are compatible with those of the institution and support its mission.
To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and an Anderson University Faculty Application to:
Kent Millwood, Director of Library Services
Anderson University / 316 Boulevard / Anderson, SC 29621
Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org