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Director of Stoxen Library

Dickinson State University | Dickinson, North Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 30 September 2022
Minimum education and experience: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
Salary: $54,000 - $59,000

Position Summary & Purpose

DSU is seeking a Director of Stoxen Library. This position is responsible for the overall direction, management and leadership of Stoxen Library. The director administers all aspects of library resources and services in support of the academic programs, faculty teaching and research, student learning, and community engagement. This position actively participates in on-campus committees to help promote unity with other departments.


Comprehensive fringe benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (family or single coverage)
  • TIAA retirement
  • Tuition waiver benefits
  • Possible eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with the US Department of Education.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as received; the position will remain open until filled.

  • Complete the online application and provide three (3) references with contact information
  • upload a cover letter
  • upload a resume
  • upload transcripts

Library Director

City of Dickinson | Dickinson, North Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 19 October 2022
Minimum education and experience: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Salary: $78,598 - $92,090

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Under administrative direction of the Library Board of Directors and the Deputy City Administrator, the Library Director is responsible for administering, planning and directing all activities of the public library system.

Essential Duties

  • Hires, supervises and directs library staff. Provides training, coaching, and performance reviews.
  • Encourage continuing education.
  • Promotes staff morale through communication, staff meetings, and in-service programs.
  • Oversees all aspects of the use and maintenance of the library facility and grounds.
  • Directs, develops and implements Public Library operating procedures and policies as approved by the Library Board.
  • Fosters a library environment that is inclusive and welcoming of everyone. Models respect for community members and colleagues.
  • Evaluates library operations and activities to plan for future needs. Develops library services, collections, and programming.
  • Works with the Friends of the Library and Library Foundation boards to promote and advocate for library services and needs.
  • Leads long-range and strategic planning with the Library Board ensuring all stakeholders have a voice. Integrates library vision and goals with the vision and goals of the City of Dickinson.
  • Conducts regular assessment of community needs and interests. Develops responsive programming and services.
  • Advocates for funding of library service and facilities based on long-range goals.
  • ordinates and plans library fundraising and public relations events. Identifies and manages opportunities for grant funding.
  • Manages the bookmobile program.
  • Represents the library at various State, City, County, and school board meetings. Represents the library to the community and media. Ensures library representation and involvement with state-wide library organizations and consortiums.
  • Creates and prepares a variety of reports for monthly Library Board meetings and annual reports for federal and state library agencies and funders.
  • Prepares annual revenue and expenditure budgets in consultation with City Administrator, County Auditors, School District business managers and the Library Board.
  • Monitors and approves library expenditures in consultation with the Library Board. Approves and receives donations.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (position requirements at entry)

  • Library Science principles, practices and techniques;
  • Supervisory principles including interviewing, training and performance management techniques;
  • Federal and State laws and regulations surrounding library operations;
  • Fundraising and marketing techniques;
  • Dewey Decimal classification system;
  • Familiarity with library technologies;
  • Budgeting and accounting techniques.
  • Writing clear and concise reports and memos;
  • Giving presentations;
  • Interacting with community businesses and citizen groups;
  • Using a variety of office equipment and related applications;
  • Monitoring employee performance;
  • Long-term and strategic planning;
  • Prioritizing and handling multiple projects and tasks;
  • Instructing library patrons in the use of library materials and resources;
  • Tracking and monitoring budgets;
  • Using on-line databases, indexes and other computer-based library resources;
  • Resolving personnel problems and grievances.

Full job description available at the application link below.

Benefits & Compensation

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, transcript(s), and completed application by Wednesday, October 19th, 2022.


Dean of Libraries and Information Resources

University of North Dakota | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 30 October 2022
Minimum education and experience: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
Salary: Minimum is $160,000, commensurate with experience.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

University of North Dakota (UND) invites nominations and applications for an accomplished and visionary leader to serve as the dean of libraries and information resources. The Dean of Libraries and Information Resources at the University of North Dakota is the chief administrator for the university libraries, chief spokesperson for UND libraries at all levels, and represents UND Libraries to external partners on all local, state, regional, and national initiatives. The Dean is responsible for providing vision and leadership for UND Libraries in order to advance the mission of the university, increase and support research opportunity and productivity, provide pathways for student success, learning, retention, and achievement, and meet the strategic goals of the university, the NDUS system, and the state of North Dakota.

The Dean of Libraries serves as the chief executive of the Chester Fritz Library and its three branches (Music, Geology, and the Energy and Environmental Resource Center) with responsibility for all of the administrative activities of the libraries, including budget development, strategic planning, student and alumni relations, advancement and development, facility maintenance, personnel management, and public relations on behalf of the libraries and the university. The Dean provides programmatic and strategic leadership to the libraries and plays a critical role in the libraries’ development and advancement activities, including but not limited to new programs, acquisitions, collections (including special collections and the UND art collection), and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will have an earned master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program, or terminal degree in a related discipline and at least five years of progressive leadership in a research or academic library.

Application Instructions

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of North Dakota in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Please send materials to Shelly Sullivan Feather

The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

More information about the library and the University of North Dakota is available at the UND website.

UND is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.


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