Director of Library Services

at The Kings University (view profile)
Published June 17, 2022
Location Southlake, TX
Category Non-Profit  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $60k-$70k
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Reporting to the Executive Director for Academic Services, the Director of Library Services facilitates a vision and strategic direction while leading library services in a unified plan of action in support of the University mission. This position is responsible for the efficient management and direction of the library, including budget, supervision of library staff, compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements, and the effective coordination of services.


The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership for all functions of the library in collaboration with other academic units, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee the acquisition, evaluation, selection, and weeding of digital and print library materials to ensure the library collection maintains sufficient resources to meet the needs of all TKU's academic programs, both online and on-ground.
  • Conduct and report on the analysis of collections, usage, services and other assessment data that evaluate the impact and effectiveness of library services and resources.
  • Establish a process of ongoing and continuous improvement of library programs, resources and services based on assessment data.
  • Manage the integrated library system in collaboration with the IT department to ensure students can access library resources.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of library policies.
  • Provide online and on-ground research assistance to students, faculty, and staff and information literacy programming for the student body in order to increase the research skills of the TKU community.
  • Manage the budget and ensure effective use of fiscal resources.
  • Create an active learning environment that encourages faculty and students to utilize the library as a Learning Community.
  • Chair the library committee and serve on other committees as needed to accomplish library and university initiatives.

University-Wide Responsibilities

  • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across departments. Establish and maintain professional communication and ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful (TKU Social Covenant).
  • Utilize effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly both internally and publicly.
  • Participate in professional development activities that are aligned with University, departmental and individual goals.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by governing entities (DOE, TRACS, ABHE, etc.); file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide direct oversight to library employees and student workers.



  • Master of library science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited school, required.


  • 3-5 years' experience as a librarian.
  • Experience managing digitial information resources
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years managerial


  • Document Archiving
  • Information Curation
  • Cataloging Schemas, Rules and Systems
  • Create Metadata Record
  • Library Cataloging
  • Metadata Standards
  • Library Management Software
  • Analytic Skills
  • Systems-minded
  • Problem-Solving
  • Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • Customer-oriented
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organization

Other Requirements

  • Criminal Background Verification


  • Maintain emotional control under stress with ability to work in high-intensity, fast-paced environment.
  • Daily listening, speaking and written communication with people.
  • Occasional irregular hours- some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.