Library Director Position–Frostburg State University


Frostburg State University (FSU), Academic Affairs Division, invites applications for the position of Director of the Library.   Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes USM benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Library Director is responsible for management and supervision of all Library functions, including collection development, facilities planning, budget development, and personnel.  FSU seeks a Director able to lead and support the role of the Library as a cultural and intellectual center for the campus and who will continue the transformation of Library services and collections into the digital environment and the expanding instructional and scholarship role of an academic library.  The Director reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as part of the leadership group for the Academic Affairs Division, and works closely with faculty and administrative staff from throughout the institution.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library or information services from an ALA-accredited institution, a minimum of seven years of experience as an academic librarian, including five years of proven administrative experience in an academic library. Demonstrated success in improving Library services and resources. An understanding of current applications and trends in digital technology and experience using existing and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library and information services.   Applicants should demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; evidence of analytical skills, including resource and budget analysis; and a strong commitment to diversity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in library or information services, or a related field.

Frostburg State University is located in the Appalachian highlands (elevation 2,000 feet) of western Maryland. Of its more than 5,440 students, 21% are students of color, 4% are Hispanic and 2% Asian. Additionally 72 international students come from 17 countries. Approximately 2,100 reside on campus in 11 traditional halls and one apartment-style community.  The main campus covers 260 acres within the town limits of Frostburg (population 7,500). The University also offers courses at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, on the Catonsville Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County and at Arundel Mills Regional Higher Education Center, as well as online.


FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered organization that emphasizes teaching, but with opportunities for professional development and research. Students regularly build strong connections with faculty and staff members that often last beyond graduation.


The local region is rich in both history and outdoor activities. Students can visit nearby recreational areas—Rocky Gap, New Germany, and Deep Creek Lake State Parks—which offer camping, boating, swimming, hiking, and skiing.  For more information, visit


To apply, visit our website.  Application deadline is May 27, 2013.


Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify us in advance.  WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU