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


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

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide; is a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership; and has been designated a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media.  Visit: .

Required:  Master’s degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-Accredited LIS Program; qualifications to meet criteria for tenure and rank of Associate Professor; minimum seven 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:  Ph.D. or additional advanced degree; experience with 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/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/trends in information literacy instruction.

Review of files begins November 15, 2015 and continues until position filled.  Only complete files will be reviewed.  Apply online at: .   In addition, send all academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Tim Lintner, Director of Library Search Committee Chair, Gregg-Graniteville Library, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  An AA/EOE.