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Director of Library and Information Services

Evangelical Seminary invites applications for the position of Director of Library and Information Services. In partnership with the church, Evangelical develops servant leaders for transformational ministry in a broken and complex world by nurturing rigorous minds, passionate hearts, and Christ-centered actions. The Seminary is based in the Wesleyan/Arminian tradition of Protestant Christianity, but serves a broad spectrum of denominations. This small, independent seminary offers several degree and certificate programs, including the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Master of Arts in Leadership Development. Some programs are delivered mostly on campus, while others are offered in a hybrid/online format. Courses are offered in Myerstown, PA, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Phildelphia, and online. Additional program proposals are in process, as Evangelical strategically extends its reach. The Rostad Library resources include 67,000 volumes and 525 periodical subscriptions. The library's staff includes paraprofessional, student, and volunteer workers.

The Director is responsible for:

  • Selection, acquisition, cataloging, circulation, and preservation of physical and digital information sources
  • Library administration and staff scheduling
  • Assisting patrons in meeting their information needs
  • Teaching a required Information Literacy course
  • Working with seminary faculty and administration, and with colleagues in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association
  • Supporting online courses and students at a distance from the library through developing accessibility to digital resources and promoting the role of electronic resources across programs
  • Maintaining the library's social media presence
  • Depending on interests, skills, and experience, the Director may also be invited to participate in website and electronic media development teams
  • Depending on interests, skills, and experience, the Director may also be invited to work with others to implement strategic initiatives

Applicants must hold an MLS/MILS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. Experience in library services and electronic resources, familiarity with religious materials, and strong customer service skills are required. First consideration will be given to candidates with experience in website administration and/or online education. Faculty rank requires at least a second Master's degree and subscribing to the
Statement of Faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Salary and faculty rank commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter responding to the position description, a curriculum vitae/resume, a statement of salary expectation, and names and contactinformation for three references (both professional and character) to Mrs. Gwen Scheirer at gscheirer@evangelical.edu. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1. It is anticipated that the position will be open as of Jan. 1, 2015, but there can be flexibility here. Evangelical Seminary is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking and encouraging interest and applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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