Director, Clarke Historical Library

at Central Michigan University (view profile)
Location 250 East Preston Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Michigan
Date Posted July 20, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/34060
Education Requirements Masters Minimum
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $95,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $110,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries and in cooperation with the Clarke Historical Library Board of Governors, the Director of the Clarke Historical Library exercises leadership, oversight and management of the library. Primary responsibilities of the director include: administration of the Clarke Historical Library, staff supervision, development and promotion of the collection and of library services, development and promotion of outreach activities, development and promotion of non-university funding opportunities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or MA in American History or American Studies.
At least six years of professional experience in special collections library, records management, or archives.
At least four years of successful supervisory experience with increasing managerial responsibility.
Knowledge regarding preservation of historical materials.
Knowledge regarding digital preservation programs, methods, and external contracting.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Public service orientation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ten or more years of professional or managerial experience in special collections library or archives preferred.
Ph.D. in American History or American Studies.
Evidence of service in professional organizations.
Knowledge of children’s literature.
Evidence of relevant, peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
Experience or training in public history.
Experience or training in archival work.
Experience or training in rare books.
Knowledge of relevant resources and information regarding the library’s collecting areas.
Experience in grant writing, preferably with examples of success.
Experience in private fundraising and seeking gifts-in-kind, preferably with examples of success.
Experience in promotional activities.
Familiarity with digital outreach.
Experience with physical or digital exhibit design and construction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ten or more years of professional or managerial experience in special collections library or archives preferred.
Ph.D. in American History or American Studies.
Evidence of service in professional organizations.
Knowledge of children’s literature.
Evidence of relevant, peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
Experience or training in public history.
Experience or training in archival work.
Experience or training in rare books.
Knowledge of relevant resources and information regarding the library’s collecting areas.
Experience in grant writing, preferably with examples of success.
Experience in private fundraising and seeking gifts-in-kind, preferably with examples of success.
Experience in promotional activities.
Familiarity with digital outreach.
Experience with physical or digital exhibit design and construction.

MESSAGE TO APPLICANTS:

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, August 23, 2021.