Director, Olin Library

Job no: 492640
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Olin Library
Department:Olin Library

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Position Summary:

Rollins College seeks a visible, collaborative, and visionary leader to serve as its next Director of the Olin Library, a 2013 recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The College library of the 21st century must be more than a repository of information, but a place where knowledge is created. The new Director will build on the strong foundation that exists and lead the Library as the intellectual hub of campus at a momentous time at the College.

The Director will come to Rollins at a time of significant momentum, joining a highly respected institution with great aspirations for the future. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Director holds an administrative position with tenure or tenure-track faculty status and directly supervises four department heads and the Olin Office & Facilities Coordinator. S/he will lead a talented and dedicated faculty and staff of 23 who lead library information services and tutoring and writing services for the Rollins community.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of progressive experience and demonstrated success leading a library, and a PhD is preferred. S/he must have a strong sense of the overarching challenges facing academic libraries, including issues of space and facilities, emerging technologies and digital content, and the need to preserve archival materials. The Director should be highly student-centered and therefore visible, accessible, and passionate about the role the Library plays in the student experience. S/he must also have experience supporting faculty in accessing materials, publishing, conducting research, and utilizing innovative pedagogies. The Director should have a track record of inspiring and bringing together staff while placing a high value on professional development. S/he should be an excellent communicator and partner internally and externally. Above all, the ideal candidate must embody a deep commitment to diversity, an appreciation for liberal education, and support the values and traditions of Rollins College.

Founded in 1885 and recognized as Florida’s oldest college, Rollins is an independent, nonsectarian, and coeducational comprehensive liberal arts college since its inception. Enrolling approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduate and 500 graduate students, Rollins strives to educate its students for global citizenship and responsible leadership through small class sizes, student-faculty research collaborations, integrating service-learning into the fabric of the Rollins experience, and hosting some of the world’s most preeminent thought-leaders for campus discussions and dialogue.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Rollins has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist with this search.  Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications should be directed in confidence to:
Jackie Mildner, Principal
Randi Alberry, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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