Director of Library Services @ Western Colorado University



Western Colorado University seeks an innovative, versatile, and collaborative Director for the Leslie J. Savage Library. With a collection of over 153,000 titles and access to over 300,000 e-books and 110 electronic journal databases, the library provides information, resources, and services, advances the intellectual and personal development of members of the University community. Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty and staff share a strong commitment to personalized education across the liberal arts, sciences, graduate, and professional programs. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are central.




The Director of Library Services provides inspiring and collaborative leadership, working with library staff, instructional designers, campus administrators, faculty, and students to advance the library’s role as a vibrant hub of University life. The director is responsible for the overall administration of library operations, including the online education program, facility and resource management, budget, supervision and evaluation of staff. The Director leads planning for updating, reimagining, and implementing a vision for future library resources, services, and operations based on best practices, student, faculty, staff, and community needs, and University priorities. The Director oversees the selection and curation of information resources, including print, media, digital, in support of the university’s present and evolving curricular and research needs. In addition, the Director works collegially and openly with faculty committees, administrators, and IT to integrate library services across the University. The Director of Library Services reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.


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