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Library Director, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks candidates with a solid record of distinguished academic and administrative accomplishment to apply for the position of Library Director.  This is a full-time administrative position with a concurrent, tenured appointment in the Library.  The anticipated start date is February 1, 2018. 

The Library Director has administrative responsibility for all library services and functions.  The Director holds a concurrent faculty appointment and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Support of the University's mission is central to the effective management of the library.  The Director provides leadership and planning for UW-Eau Claire's library services and information resources by working with academic departments, support units, administrative offices, and the other University of Wisconsin libraries.  The Director works in concert with other UW System library directors to further develop and enhance the "One System, One Library" approach to the delivery of collections and services.


The Director provides effective oversight, operational direction, and coordination for the following major functions: 

  • Develops, communicates, and implements a library vision and strategic direction aligned with the vision and mission of UW-Eau Claire and the UW System. 
  • Develops and monitors the library's annual budget to ensure appropriate expenditure of funds. 
  • Fosters a culture of assessment to inform evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement. 
  • Leads development of innovative partnerships between the library and campus, community, and regional organizations. 
  • Actively cultivates fund raising opportunities, including internal and external grants, to support library operations and initiatives. 
  • Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the community. 
  • Serves in a department chair function in recruitment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and salary recommendations for library faculty. 
  • Encourages and facilitates the professional development of all library staff to maintain a diverse, skilled, and engaged workforce. 
  • Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities as defined for UW-Eau Claire faculty. 
  • Fosters an organizational and educational climate that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 
  • Embraces an environment of continuous change that supports and anticipates the evolving needs of the campus community. 
  • Serves as Copyright Officer for the university, advising and informing university students, faculty, and staff on fair use and copyright issues. 
  • Represents the university on the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, contributing to the shared leadership of the UW System libraries. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  



  • Master of Library Science (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited program. 
  • Demonstrated record of relevant, progressively responsible library management experience in an academic library.  


  • Second master's or other advanced degree in addition to the MLS. 
  • Significant experience managing library budgets. 
  • Experience leading library employees in a collaborative work environment. 
  • Experience seeking and successfully obtaining internal and external funds, grants, and/or endowments. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with both traditional and newer technology-based library resources to support teaching, learning, and scholarship. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of a diverse population and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship. 


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