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Director - Information Services & Systems - Library

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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NDSU Libraries is looking for a Director, Information Services & Systems to provide leadership for the Libraries' librarians and staff encompassing and supporting Information Services & Systems (Access Services, Systems, Resource Acquisitions). This includes creating an innovative, positive, respectful, collegial, team-focused, and inclusive environment. The Director is responsible for developing creative work plans, policies, and procedures and includes recruiting, hiring, supervising personnel and coordinating student workers; coordinating budgets; ensuring and providing excellent services and programming. This individual will work directly with the Director of Research & Engagement, and the Dean of Libraries as part of the Library Leadership Team.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday with occasional evenings and weekends

Advertised Salary: $82,000 +/year depending on experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Accredited ALA or international equivalent MLS, MLIS, MSIS or MS; ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science
  • At least 3 years' experience in management/supervisory experience in progressively responsible positions within academic/public libraries, including at least 3 years as unit/department head or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a library or research setting with a track record of progressively responsible experience, including taking on new challenges, demonstrating a growth mindset, and leading others.
  • Knowledge of current trends and challenges facing researchers, research libraries, and higher education.
  • At least 3 years of academic library experience including increasing responsibilities in supervision and/or management of library services or equivalent related experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to engage, provide support to, teach, and motivate students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the library as an academic support unit.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a library environment that is welcoming and inclusive.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with academic colleges and departments to advance library services, research, and scholarship across disciplines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience developing and supervising a wide range of library operations, including access and technical services, digital technologies, research and instruction, data and digital technologies, open access, open educational resources, scholarly publishing, and collections.
  • A strong commitment to innovation, including comfort with technology and proficiency in various library-related technologies, such as research platforms, next-generation library systems, and other relevant technologies.
  • Flexibility, resilience, and ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience and knowledge with a variety of libraries' specialized software.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Applicant Materials Required: CV, Cover Letter and References


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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