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Executive Director, Maag Library

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Posting Details

Classification Details

Classification Title
Fair Labor Standards Act
Salary Grade O9
Pay Range $99,155-$135,000

Position Information

Job Category Professional Administrative
Union Status Excluded
Position Title Executive Director, Maag Library
Department Provost VP - Academic Affairs
Employment Type Full Time
If Temporary, Length of Appointment
Full-time Appointment Length
Work Schedule: (Days/Hours)
Major Work Characteristics/ Summary of Position

Embraces new perspectives and leads the Library to seize opportunities for collaboration and effective change, establishing a dynamic balance between the traditional academic library and technological innovation. Creatively optimizes existing spaces and services integral for the Library as a progressive student-focused academic center. Leads, plans, and manages the organization and its resources to ensure the Library excels in the support of teaching, learning, scholarship, and research for a highly productive faculty and an increasingly vibrant and residential student population. Strategically guides opportunities to develop and staff essential positions within the Library to support these initiatives. Plays a key role in shaping the Maag Library of the future while serving the practical needs of the present.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution; minimum of five (5) years of related experience with increasing administrative leadership and supervisory responsibilities in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of evolving trends and emerging technologies in higher education, academic libraries, copyright, open access, and scholarly information; demonstrated success in the implementation of new technologies and innovative services in an academic library; evidence of experience with evaluation, assessment, and data-driven decision making; demonstrated experience with budgeting, financial management, and resource allocation ; demonstrated success in recruiting, leading, mentoring, and team-building; demonstrated record of visionary leadership, collegiality, and strong communication skills; success building partnerships and relationships with multiple stakeholders; demonstrated accomplishment fostering diversity and inclusion; strong analytic, strategic and innovative thinking skills; creative, engaged and committed to outreach.

Desired Qualifications

Additional Master’s degree or a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution; experience working with consortia and other resource sharing groups; experience leading organizational change and fundraising; experience with accreditation.

Equipment Operated

If chosen for an interview, you will be required to bring an original copy of your transcripts at the time of interview.

Job Duties

Job Duty


Oversees all aspects of library administration, including financial and strategic planning. Serves as the executive administrator for all areas of the library including Access Services, Archives and Special Collections, Information Services, Melnick Medical Museum, Technical Services, and the Curriculum Resource Center located in the College of Education. Supervises, develops, and evaluates administrative and support staff within the Maag Library; assigns and reviews work; establishes timeframes for the completion of assigned tasks; trains and orients new employees; approves/disapproves requests for paid leaves; interviews candidates for employment and recommends hiring; evaluates employee work performance; receives and responds to grievances; provides assistance with the development of unit work procedures and policies; recruits, leads, and mentors library staff in an environment that encourages professional excellence and development.

Provides strategic vision and leadership, collaborating effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students across campus as an advocate for the Library in alignment with the University’s mission.

Advances the research and teaching mission of the University by supporting the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge, outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. Develops library initiatives that optimize services and enhance student learning.

Facilitates the continuing transformation of the Library into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, collaborates with the University community and supports a vibrant research and learning environment.

Develops and oversees digital library initiatives while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Collaborates with the University’s Department of Information Technology Services on the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies and provision of electronic resources to the University community.

Advances the university’s commitment to new modes of learning, open access resources, and the scholarly communication landscape.

Fosters forward-looking collection development and preservation plans.

Assesses and evaluates library services in meeting the needs of the University and accreditation standards, including the strategic development of additional staff positions to provide essential support for innovative initiatives.

Fosters a climate of collegiality that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Represents and advocates convincingly for the library within the University community and other local, regional, state, national, and global groups.

Maintains and strengthens collaborative efforts with consortia and other resource sharing groups, notably OhioLINK, the Ohio Library Advisory Council (LAC), the Inter-University Council (IUC), and the Regional Depositories Governing Council.

Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the Library by developing partnerships and fostering a culture of service in support of the University students, faculty, staff, and the greater Youngstown community. Engages in outreach and fundraising opportunities on campus and in the community.

Formulates goals, policies, and procedures in alignment with University policies and with the approval of the Provost and/or other University officials.

OTHER FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is exercised over professional librarians, classified staff, and student employees.

REPORTS TO: Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs



Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PA00285
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/17/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of related experience with increasing administrative leadership and supervisory responsibilities in an academic library?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1