Linfield College Staff
  • 02-Jan-2019 to 15-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Library
  • McMinnville, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision coverage. 8.45% retirement contributions after one year of employment; short- and long-term disability and life insurance at no cost; tuition remission eligibility for self/spouse/dependents; 28 days of PTO per year plus 7 paid holidays and a paid Winter Break; and use of our athletics complex for employees and their families.

Linfield College announces the search for Library Director and invites applications for this exceptional opportunity. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and successful professional who is committed to the College's mission of providing high quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.  The Linfield College Library Director works collaboratively to establish the strategic direction of the libraries and their relationship with the college. The Library Director champions the values and ethics of librarianship and their application to programs and services that further the library and college mission. The director oversees all aspects of library operations.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will close on February 15, 2019. 


About Linfield College

Linfield College is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The College is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, located in northwest Portland at the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield College Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online. Enrollment totals more than 2,200 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report. The College was also ranked 27th nationally by The Economist magazine in 2015 for future economic value based on average salaries of graduates. Linfield is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes commitment to civic engagement and service-learning. Linfield places a strong emphasis on experiential education that creates a rich learning environment. Special features of the College include study abroad programs in fifteen countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Half of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the College pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience. McMinnville is at the heart of Oregon's wine country in the Willamette Valley. The city is 35 miles from Portland and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches. Sunset magazine ranked McMinnville as a top 20 "dream town" and Bon Apptit rated the city one of the six "foodiest towns" in the United States. In a state famed for its incredible natural beauty, the Northwest Oregon region also provides easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective leadership to library faculty, staff and students to achieve the mission of the libraries
  • Coordinate planning aligned with the College's Strategic Plan and Core Themes
  • Oversee all aspects of the libraries including the organization, administrative operation, personnel, assessment of library services, archives, facilities, staff, collections, budgets, access services, and educational media services.
  • Foster relationships with on- and off-campus constituents to enhance library services, resources and efficiency
  • Serve on the Orbis Cascade Alliance Council
  • Engage in ongoing assessment and continuous improvement of library programs, resources and services
  • Collaborate with faculty to enhance information literacy program
  • Participate in college governance by serving on college-wide committees and taskforces including the Academic Innovation Council and the Technology Advisory Committee
  • Work with Institutional Advancement to establish and build relationships with donors to support and advance the Libraries' mission
  • Build a collegial and cooperative working environment in which professional education is supported
  • Maintain currency with issues and trends in professional librarianship through participation in local, state, regional and national associations as well as scholarly activity and professional engagement.

 Required qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library program
  • Five years of progressively responsible management experience in libraries or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of success in the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships with stakeholders within and outside of the organization or institution
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with stakeholders
  • Evidence of planning and analytical skills
  • Robust commitment to information literacy, and a strong understanding of new and developing trends in higher education
  • Knowledge of physical and digital library environments and fluency in the application of informational technology
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A record of professional and/or scholarly contributions to the field

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience at a liberal arts institution
  • Experience working with undergraduates
  • Experience with library consortia
  • Teaching experience
  • Collaborate with the local community on events and other outreach opportunities



Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will close on February 15, 2019To apply, please complete the online application process and attach the following documents:

  •  Resume
  • Cover Letter


We Value Diversity:  Linfield College is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.  All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

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