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Head Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Fayette campus Library
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The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian at Penn State Fayette. The Head Librarian is responsible for overall library administration and services at the Fayette Library, including supervision of two full-time staff, collection development, reference and instruction services, library facilities, coordination of information technology, outreach to the community, collaboration with University Libraries and campus administrators to meet strategic goals, assessment of library services, coordination of development activities with development officers of Penn State Fayette and University Libraries, and oversight of the library budget. The Head Librarian serves as a liaison between Penn State Fayette and University Libraries. The successful candidate will be able to leverage University Libraries initiatives and resources to contribute to campus level goals. This position will be filled either as a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty librarian position, depending upon the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. Penn State Fayette is a commuter campus with approximately 700 students. The campus offers 10 bachelor’s degrees, 7 associate degrees, and the first 2 years of several Penn State undergraduate degree programs. Penn State Fayette is located just outside Uniontown, Pennsylvania which is about 1 hour south of Pittsburgh and 30 minutes from Morgantown, West Virginia. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment.
We value diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We will enthusiastically grow the University Libraries welcoming multicultural environment together. Please click for more information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Libraries’ diversity efforts, and Penn State Fayette.
Required Qualifications:
Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications: Post-degree experience in an academic library with increasing levels of responsibility; and experience training and supervising staff, interns, or student assistants.

Desired Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate degree in business, economics, or a related field; knowledge of current pedagogical and research trends in entrepreneurship education; experience supporting student, faculty, and community entrepreneurs; and post-graduate experience in an academic or research library.

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload
a letter of application
resume or C.V.
the names and contact information of four professional references (including email addresses)
Review of applications will begin August 19, 2019 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Sara Hackett, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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