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Executive Director

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University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions

College Park, Maryland




The University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) invites applications and nominations for the role of Executive Director. USMAI is a consortium of 17 academic and specialized libraries that are housed within 15 institutions. The Office of the Executive Director for USMAI is located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus in the McKeldin Library. USMAI is dedicated to sharing human and information resources to advance the research and learning of various constituencies that partner with its member libraries. The Consortium supports and explores resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery. USMAI now seeks to appoint a leader who will help it discover and develop new approaches to resource sharing in the broadest sense, and work to position it and its members at the forefront of consortia enterprises.


In collaboration with the Council of Library Deans (CLD) and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the Executive Director of USMAI will provide visionary and energetic leadership for the Consortium. Working with the CLD, the Executive Director is responsible for managing the programs and services of the Consortium, implementing strategic initiatives, and seeking new opportunities and funding sources to improve the services and performances of the member libraries. The next Executive Director will be at the forefront of trends in academic libraries and be able to bring new ideas to the Consortium.


Successful candidates will bring to the role a demonstrated command of trends in academic and digital libraries, information policy, and information technologies, personal skills to maintain effective relationships while building consensus with staff, constituents, and professional colleagues, knowledge of technology applications relevant to user-centered library services and excellent project management skills. They will also have a minimum of twelve years of relevant and progressively responsible experience working in either academic libraries, associations, related non-profit organizations, or similar organizations. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a record of progressively increasing administrative skills relevant to the requirements of the position, including ability in leadership, participative management, and sound fiscal oversight.



Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/university-system-maryland-and-affiliated-institutions/executive-director. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.


Sean Farrell, Partner

Karreem Mebane, Senior Associate

Drew Chang, Search Coordinator

Isaacson, Miller

1800 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20006


The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

Position: Executive Director
Organization: University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions
Location: College Park,  MD 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/9/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 6/8/2024
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University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions

College Park,  MD 20742
United States