University Librarian @ The FSU PC Library


Primary responsibilities are a) serving as the Lead Librarian/department head by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the campus library, b) engaging in library leadership for the development of new library-related initiatives to support its mission and monitoring all campus-specific library services, including information services, collections, user experiences, and patron analytics c) collaborating with faculty and staff to ensure library services are meeting needs of the larger campus community and academic programs, and d) exercising collaborative leadership with the Dean and other campus leaders to advance the library’s mission and campus commitment to student success.

Additional duties include:

Serves as an enthusiastic campus leader for the library and liaison to the FSU Libraries system in Tallahassee.
Manages and engages with all library services provided by the FSU PC library.
Serves as an effective and impactful department head of the FSU PC library, which includes staff management (often student employees) and engaging with HR processes.
Anticipates, plans, and responds to changes effectively in the library and campus environment.
Stays knowledgeable of trends that impact the library profession and higher education to ensure the campus library is charting its future appropriately.
Participates in budgeting activities, budget decisions, strategic planning, and policy making at an organizational level.
Builds upon existing library excellence with a commitment to student success, continued improvement, and professional development.
Participates in and initiates specialized library-related services that are unique to a small campus and library environment.
Provides librarian and administrative support for all learning functions across the campus.
Provides training and instruction to faculty and staff regarding library services and other technology for teaching or learning.
Advocates for the library and learning center by developing strong partnerships and collaborations on campus and in the community.


A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required, with consideration for other advanced degrees with equivalent training specific to Library/Information Science. At least two (2) years of administrative experience as a librarian in academic, public, or governmental settings. Experience and expertise across a breadth of library areas, including at least two (2) of the following: research services, instructional services, information services, collections, and user experience analytics. Experience providing library-based instruction and training to staff or students.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional preferred qualifications include: excellent public speaking, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills; ability to develop shared visions as a leader; excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills; ability to flex with challenges and be a forward thinker; passion for student success; strong ethics and integrity; and demonstrated, superior ability to manage a library team.

Other Information

Florida State University is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities and FSU Panama City amplifies the university’s efforts to preserve, expand and disseminate knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and human services professions. FSU Panama City is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU PC currently houses 20 bachelor’s programs, 8 master’s programs, 1 doctoral program, and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. Please visit for information about our FSU PC Promise to students and for more information about our campus.


Florida State University Panama City (FSU PC) seeks a forward-thinking, enthusiastic leader to oversee the academic library at the FSU PC campus – the Dr. and Mrs. James T. Cook Library and Learning Center. We invite applications for this University Librarian position at the FSU Panama City campus in Panama City, FL. This position is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track, specialized faculty position with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts.
The position will begin July 1, 2023, with the opportunity to start sooner if circumstances allow. This position will be on-campus at FSU Panama City with in-person administration and librarian service responsibilities. This new faculty member will be the head Librarian and will have formal affiliation with the FSU Libraries at FSU in Tallahassee.

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:

Amy Polick, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Dean

Chair of Search Committee

University Information

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in this position, apply at  Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.  Online applications MUST INCLUDE work history up to ten years, and all education details EVEN IF ATTACHING RESUME.

Applicants should also upload all of the following documents to their online application:

A cover letter describing relevant library administrative experiences specific to this librarian position, the areas of library science the applicant feels most qualified in, and a description of why you are seeking this position.
A statement of Library Leadership – describe your philosophy about what goes into successful leadership of an academic library.
Current curriculum vitae with names of 3 references who will be submitting letters on your behalf (see #4 below).
Arrange for submission of at least three letters of reference. You should instruct recommenders to email their reference letters to: Farron Collins, HR Specialist, at (References should provide their contact information, including addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers)
Additional material to support your application may also be uploaded or emailed to Ms. Collins.

This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You may also return to the My References link and click on “Send/View Reference Request” to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.