DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES AND PROFESSOR OF BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary seeks someone to provide leadership for its library resources and services in support of the educational mission and vision of the seminary. The Director of Library Services and Professor of Bibliography and Research is an administrative position with faculty status. Administratively, the Director reports to the Dean of the Seminary and has primary responsibility for supervising members of the library staff, manages the Ernest Miller White Library at Louisville Seminary, maintains compliance with and reporting to ATS and SACSCOC, is a member of the Administrators Council of the seminary, and represents the seminary locally on the Metroversity Librarian’s Council as well as nationally in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). As a member of the faculty, the Director may serve on faculty committees and teach courses in the seminary curriculum.
ABOUT THE ERNEST MILLER WHITE LIBRARY
The library’s growing collection includes more than 203,000 bound volumes, 6,600 microforms, 4,500 audio-visual resources, and 330 e-resources. It subscribes to more than 500 current print and electronic periodicals and provides access to a large and increasing number of electronic resources. The collection is particularly strong in the area of Presbyterian and Reformed history, Biblical studies, pastoral care and counseling, Black Church Studies, the life and thought of the African Methodist Episcopal, Christian Methodist Episcopal, United Methodist, and Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) churches. Yet the collection also includes a range of materials representing perspectives and subject matter broader than those represented in the present curriculum and faculty in order to facilitate study beyond those areas and to represent changing patterns of Christian reflection.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:
- A master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school.
- Ph.D. or its equivalent, preferably in a discipline appropriate to theological education.
- Leadership experience (post-M.L.S./M.L.I.S.) in an academic library.
- Knowledge of information technology and its role in an educational institution.
- Ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the PCUSA/Reformed tradition helpful.
- Familiarity with ecumenical and interreligious traditions also helpful.
- Experience in educational assessment and interaction with accrediting agencies.
Interested candidates must send electronically: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of reference to:
Prof. Marcus Hong, Search Committee Chair
c/o Ms. Jean Newman at email@example.com
Completed applications must be received by September 15, 2022.
Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.