Executive Director, Region 2 Regional Medical Library, Medical University of South Carolina

By IS Lab May 25, 2021

Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Executive Director to lead the Regional Medical Library for Region 2 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement (2021-2026), the MUSC Libraries’ serves as the headquarters for Region 2, one of seven regions in the NNLM Program.  Region 2 comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Reporting to the Director, the Executive Director provides leadership for all aspects of the Region 2 Regional Medical Library including supervising the personnel, setting direction, and managing the budget, preparing reports, and evaluating the program. The successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach and educational programs which increase access to quality health information; be skilled in managing a high-performing unit; possess strong networking and collaborative skills; and have vision for national and regional programs that shape the future of the NNLM.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and ongoing activities of the Region 2 programs with the National Library of Medicine and other NNLM Regions.
  • Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates Region 2 programs.
  • Prepares and manages budget.
  • Represents Region 2 at the national and regional levels.
  • Establish policies, strategic plans and objectives.
  • Maintains effective communications with all network members, NNLM, NLM, and MUSC.
  • Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the management office.
  • Supervises 6 FTE faculty and classified staff.
  • Ensure compliance with NLM reporting requirements.

Job Qualifications


  • ALA accredited graduate degree or an advanced degree in another discipline.
  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience.
  • 3 years of management/supervisory/project management experience.
  • Evidence of effective administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff.
  • Grant or proposal writing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the NNLM, and of NLM products and services.
  • Experience with a start-up organization
  • Experience with providing education and outreach programming.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy.
  • Experience in change management.
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a Senior or higher level.
  • Experience with NIH’s Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) system
  • A record of professional, scholarly research activity
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, effective consistent project coordination, leadership, and communications, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Ability to manage projects, prioritize, develop policies, build consensus, and lead strategic initiatives across the library.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-informed decision making.
  • Ability to manage and lead a team with widely diverse skills and backgrounds in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to innovate and to proactively advocate new opportunities and challenges.
  • Commitment to execution and results orientation
  • Strong commitment to quality service
  • Commitment to continued professional growth and active participation in professional activities and service.

Review of applications will begin May 30, 2021; application closes on June 11, 2021. Complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume/cv, and the contact information for three references. For more information and to apply, please go to: http://jobs.library.musc.edu