Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries and in cooperation with the Clarke Historical Library Board of Governors, the Director of the Clarke Historical Library exercises leadership, oversight and management of the library. Primary responsibilities of the director include: administration of the Clarke Historical Library, staff supervision, development and promotion of the collection and of library services, development and promotion of outreach activities, development and promotion of non-university funding opportunities.
ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or MA in American History or American Studies. At least six years of professional experience in special collections library, records management, or archives. At least four years of successful supervisory experience with increasing managerial responsibility. Knowledge regarding preservation of historical materials. Knowledge regarding digital preservation programs, methods, and external contracting. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Public service orientation.
Ten or more years of professional or managerial experience in special collections library or archives preferred. Ph.D. in American History or American Studies. Evidence of service in professional organizations. Knowledge of children’s literature. Evidence of relevant, peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Experience or training in public history. Experience or training in archival work. Experience or training in rare books. Knowledge of relevant resources and information regarding the library’s collecting areas. Experience in grant writing, preferably with examples of success. Experience in private fundraising and seeking gifts-in-kind, preferably with examples of success. Experience in promotional activities. Familiarity with digital outreach. Experience with physical or digital exhibit design and construction.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads in the creation, review, and implementation of mission, goals, and policies for the Clarke Historical Library in alignment with the university’s mission. Facilitates and serves as an ex officio member of the Clarke Historical Library Board of Governors. Responsible for developing and maintaining an active outreach program for educational purposes and to attract donations of material and financial support to the library. Oversees the speaker’s series, writes newsletter articles and blog posts, and makes presentations to community groups. Secures outside funding for the library, including both major gift fundraising and grant proposals, and collaborates with Advancement and the Dean of University Libraries as required. Collaborates within the libraries and university to advance mutual goals and initiatives. Oversees all services and operations of the Clarke Historical Library to ensure the successful achievement of library goals and initiatives. Supervises employees.
Additional Salary Information: Annual Salary
Internal Number: 31520
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Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
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CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
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