Director of Library – University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken

Director of the Library, Gregg-Graniteville Library

Associate Professor/Professor

12-month, tenure track

The Director of the Library is responsible for strategic leadership, administrative management and supervision of the Gregg-Graniteville Library at USC Aiken. The Director serves as part of the campus leadership and reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Specific responsibilities include working collaboratively with the Library personnel to fulfill the campus’ educational and research mission through the provision of library resources and services; directing the Library’s long-term and strategic planning; fostering cooperative relationships with external stakeholders and agencies to enhance resources and services available to the USC Aiken community; keeping abreast of the latest developments in academic libraries and higher education; building and sustaining strategic initiatives; participating in campus leadership functions; developing and administering the Library’s budget and resources; overseeing the development and performance of library faculty and staff; participating in the provision of reference services; and sustaining a scholarly and professional record appropriate to appointment at the Associate Professor level or above.

The University of South Carolina Aiken is a public, liberal arts university with an FTE of approximately 3200 located near the Savannah River in beautiful Western South Carolina.

Required Qualifications: Hold a Master’s degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-Accredited LIS Program; qualifications to meet the criteria for Tenure and rank of Associate Professor; minimum of seven (7) years experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including significant supervisory, leadership, and budgetary and financial management experience; demonstrated record of academic scholarship, student-centered approach to librarianship, excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and commitment to service and teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications: Hold a PhD or additional advanced degree; experience with both technical and public services in an academic library setting; experience with tenure processes, especially mentoring tenured and non-tenured faculty; strong record of success in developing and implementing flexible approaches or innovations amid changes in scholarly communication; experience in seeking grant or other external funding; familiarity with library assessment practices and with requirements for participation in the Federal Depository Library Program; and knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy instruction.

Review of files will begin November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete files will be reviewed. Apply online at:

In addition to the online application, please submit an electronic copy of your vita and a separate letter of application. Send all academic transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Tim Lintner, Director of Library Search Committee Chair, Gregg-Graniteville Library, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801.

The University of South Carolina Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.