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Executive Director, University of Texas at Tyler Library, Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, visionary, forward-thinking, and collaborative leader to serve as the Executive Director of the Robert R. Muntz Library. The Director is the chief administrative and budgetary officer of the Robert R. Muntz Library and plays a key role with all major stakeholders such as faculty, administration and wider East Texas community, among others to advance the university's new strategic plan (

Robert R. Muntz Library has holdings in a variety of formats, including an ever growing collection of electronic resources. Library collections include over 100,000 print volumes, over 130 online databases containing over 400,000 online journals, and over 300,000 electronic books. The Library provides resources, instructional services, and programs in support of student success, faculty instruction, and the research needs of faculty and students. Current library staff includes the Executive Director, eight professional librarians, eight library assistants, and a number of student workers. Muntz Library is recognized on campus for the tailored services supplied by the Subject Liaison Librarians, and for the adept support of faculty and student scholarship through the Institutional Repository and Scholar Works.

Position Responsibilities
The Director is responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the Robert R. Muntz Library, including recruiting, supervising, and evaluating staff; managing and developing collections; assuring that the library remains on the leading edge of information communication technologies; administering the library's budget; providing excellent service to faculty, staff and students; and representing the library to communities outside the University. She or he will help develop and articulate a compelling vision for the library and will be responsible for enhancing its resources through partnerships with donors, state and/or federal funding agencies, and foundations.

Candidate Qualifications

  1. American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent. A doctorate is preferred.
  2. Minimum of seven years of leadership and administrative experience in an academic library.
  3. Established record of professional achievement.
  4. Knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing higher education, in general, and university libraries, in particular, and creative approaches to meeting such opportunities and challenges.
  5. Clear understanding of the technological changes that are reshaping scholarship, publication, the preservation and dissemination of knowledge.
  6. Experience in building comprehensive collections to support Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral-level research requirements for faculty and students.
  7. Active participation in national and international library and information science organizations.
  8. Personal integrity, outstanding leadership qualities, and effective oral and written communication skills.
  9. Commitment to raising funds to support the Robert R. Muntz Library through fundraising and external grants.
  10. Awareness of the importance of information literacy and its role in student and university success.

Submission of Application Materials

Please submit the information below as a single PDF or Microsoft Word file through
the UT Tyler online application system.

  1. Cover letter summarizing relevant experience in leadership, administration,and professional achievement. Include a vision of how the Robert R. Muntz Library should incorporate changing trends to enhance teaching, research, and service.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Application Information:
Contact: Office of Human Resources
The University of Texas at Tyler
Phone: (903) 566-7234

Online Application:

The University of Texas at Tyler is an EEO Employer

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