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Director, University Libraries, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


Assumes responsibility for providing strategic leadership and oversight of the University Libraries to create and sustain a library system responsive to a diverse academic community, emphasizing student-focused learning and exploration and the effective delivery of core library functions, collections management and services to the University community and patrons. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction for the University Libraries, creating and cultivating a flexible and innovative learning environment designed to meet the changing needs of the University community. Establishes, implements and oversees short- and long-range goals designed to support the growth and delivery of core library functions as well as collections necessary to meet the full range of curricular and research needs of the University community. Monitors the progress towards established goals.
  • Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with various internal and external constituents, working collaboratively to identify and cultivate external relations, grant-writing, and fundraising opportunities with public and private sectors in support of the University and the University Libraries.
  • Establishes peformance standards and initiatives to stay abreast of policies, trends and developments relevant to the evolving academic library of the 21st Century. Recruits, supports and supervises a diverse, skilled University Libraries staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the prudent fiscal management of the Libraries collections as well as related resource and operational budgets. Provides strategic oversight in all collection development activities and monitors contracts for Libraries resources and services.
  • Consistently evaluates and incorporates evolving information technologies solutions and library information resources and services, working collaboratively with faculty and librarians to build and sustain effective information literacy programs. Collaborates with faculty to incorporate the principles of information literacy and assessment into the curriculum.
  • Manages and oversees community outreach initiatives on campus, in the greater Hartford area, and beyond that are relevant to the libraries’ mission. Explores and executes new opportunities to connect communities and facilitate collaboration and life-long learning.
  • Advances engagement, service and outreach for students faculty and staff. Provides guidance on student and faculty research and educational needs.
  • Represents University Libraries both on campus as well as on regional and national library boards, committees and consorti. Fosters collaboration to increase the visibility of both the University and the University Libraries, including active participation in University governance groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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