Director of Heterick Memorial Library
Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH

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Benefit package includes: Health insurance, Voluntary dental insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 7% of the regular salary and the employee has a mandatory 7% contribution into the TIAA - CREF Retirement Program. Other benefits include twenty vacation days, tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), some financial reimbursement for graduate level courses (some restrictions apply), and twenty days of medical leave after 1 full year of service

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Job Summary:
The Director of the Heterick Memorial Library oversees the functions of the Heterick Memorial Library and is the liaison for the library to the campus community. Chief duties include collaborating with the departments and colleges to further the University’s education mission, leading planning for and delivery of library services, supporting faculty research and scholarship, and keeping current with the instructional needs of undergraduate students.

The Director is responsible for providing leadership and administrative direction for all Heterick Library programs, operations and services necessary to support the University’s mission. The Director will also support faculty research and scholarship in the undergraduate colleges.

Principal Responsibilities:
- Lead the strategic planning, organizing, and directing of all Heterick Library services and facilities improvement.
- Plan for the growth and development of Heterick Library staffing and services and sustain a vibrant research, teaching and learning environment.
- Analyze and evaluate library operations and collection development strategies.
- Support faculty and student research and ensure they meet the university’s undergraduate teaching mission and encourage publications based on the University’s collection.
- Acquire access to electronic resources that will support the growth of academic programs and that will promote information literacy across the curriculum.
- Recommend and administer the library’s budget.
- Provide vision, energy and leadership for the librarians and support staff who offer instructional services, reference, collection development, cataloging, and archival services.
- Act as liaison between Director of the Taggart Law Library, the Drug Information Center and the Office of Information Technology.
- Participate in public service and professional organizations to further knowledge and abilities as well as to increase the visibility of the library and the university.
- Recruit, hire and evaluate library staff and facilitate continuing professional development for library staff.
- Develop special collections and unique archival materials.
- Help enhance the reputation of the University.
- Other duties as required.

Required Skills:
- Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of emerging trends and new technologies in university libraries.
- A strong proven commitment to public service and professional involvement.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Experience in personnel management.
- Ability to meet the requirements for promotion and tenure.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s in Library Science from an ALA -accredited institution.
- 7 to 10 years of progressively greater responsibility in administration with an emphasis on strategic planning, budget management, staff development and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in a related field with significant experience in all areas of library operations.

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