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Washington College seeks an experienced and forward-looking librarian to lead its Public Services department, comprising Research and Instruction, Circulation, and Resource Sharing functions. Reporting to the College Librarian/Dean of Library and Academic Technology, the Director of Public Services is a member of the library leadership team and regularly assesses and participates in planning the effective use of physical and virtual collections, space, technology to deliver programs and services that meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. A dedication to diversity, open communication, and positive relationships are a hallmark of the college and Miller Library, and an expectation of all library staff members.

The position supervises and evaluates a team of three faculty research/instruction librarians (one currently unfilled), 1 FT interlibrary loan supervisor, 3 PT evening/weekend supervisors, and many student assistants. The Director of Public Services coordinates outreach activities and collaborates closely with librarians, staff, and student assistants to provide research, reference and resource sharing services, teach information literacy classes, support collection development, liaise with academic departments, and provide expertise regarding copyright and fair use. In addition, the Director of Public Services, under the guidance of the College Librarian/Dean of Library and Academic Technology and in collaboration with the Director of Archives and Technical Services, coordinates weeding of the collection. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Annual salary range is $63,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience.


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science or information science program. Five years of academic library experience in public services (reference, instruction, resource sharing, or circulation), preferably with supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience with assessment of library programs or services. Knowledge of and experience with integrated library systems, resource sharing systems, emerging technologies, and learning management systems highly preferred. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to lead a team are a must, as is a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This is an exempt full-time (35 hours per week), non-tenured faculty position. Benefits include 6 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays and administrative closing days, domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave.

Washington College is a private liberal arts college of 1000 students located in a unique ecological region on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The college is situated on lands that historically belonged to Piscataway and Nanticoke indigenous peoples and is at the center of an area rich in Early American, African American, and Native American history and culture. In a rural setting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Washington College is just a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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