Director, James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Director, James P. Adams Library
Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College seeks an experienced, collaborative leader with a passion for service and a clear vision of the librarya��s fundamental role in teaching, learning, and scholarship at a comprehensive college to become Director of the James P. Adams Library. The Director must be a broadly knowledgeable member of the academy, who would apply well-honed insight in blending the library’s existing high quality services with improvements that serve the teaching, learning, and scholarship of students and faculty.

The Director of the Library leads a staff of faculty librarians, professional staff, support staff, and student staff. The library is highly regarded on campus and works in collaboration with faculty and academic departments via librarian liaisons and through the library instruction program.

Required qualifications include: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, or equivalent; minimum of five years of demonstrated growth and responsibility in administrative and managerial experience within academic libraries; ability to provide leadership in planning, implementation, and assessment of library services and programs, in collaboration with faculty, staff, administrators, and students.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a librarian in a faculty/staff union environment; experience in strategic planning in information services; demonstrated success in obtaining grants and/or other funding.

For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at

Application deadline: Position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on January 11, 2016.
Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island Colleges PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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