Director of Consortial Library Systems, Five Colleges of Ohio

By September 30, 2021

Website The Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc.

The Five Colleges of Ohio (a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University) seeks its next Director of Consortial Library Systems, a key position that provides leadership in library technology and strengthens collaboration among our five libraries. Overseeing CONSORT, our multi-college integrated library system, the Director actively supports a user-centered information environment, partnering with the five library directors and their staffs to explore new ideas and move them forward through multi-college initiatives, working groups and professional development activities.

The Director supervises a full-time Library Systems Analyst from an office that can be located on any of the five campuses, with regular opportunities for remote work and flexible hours.  Ohio Five supports the Director’s periodic travel to campus libraries and use of web-based communication tools to serve and convene our constituencies.

The ideal candidate will hold an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, a master’s degree in a closely-related technology field, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education related to the position, ideally in an academic library.

We’re looking for a partner with a strong technical background and experience in managing an Integrated Library System, preferably Sierra (Innovative Interfaces.) The Director’s analytical, project management and troubleshooting skills are vital to system-related projects (migrating library systems; managing print and electronic resources.) Conceptual understanding of cloud-based infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and knowledge of programming and database query languages is also desirable. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will support the Ohio Five’s team environment of library directors, technical, and library staff.

Our directors are committed to evolving our shared library system to include next-generation capabilities, making this an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their experience with shared library applications, define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition.

Applications should include a cover letter, current resume and two references. To apply, please visit our application site here.

Compensation and Benefits

Five College of Ohio staff members are Kenyon College employees who participate in a generous employee benefits program. Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

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To apply for this job please visit careers.kenyon.edu.