The University of Mount Olive seeks a visionary leader for the Director of Library Services position.  This position is a 12-month administrative position.  The Director of Library Services at UMO requires a leader who can drive the growth and development of Library Services to serve our students, faculty, and staff.  Success is defined as setting a vision for Library Services that enhances the academic success and growth of the UMO campus community.

 UMO is a top-rated Liberal Arts University in Eastern, NC, and is one of the most unique private educational institutions in North Carolina.  A great university is the product of its people and reflects its history, vision, mission, and values.  That is true for the University of Mount Olive which the Original Free Will Baptists founded as a liberal arts institution with defining Christian principles.  Although we have grown and evolved over the years, our lasting emphasis on personalized, values-based learning within the liberal arts tradition has put the University of Mount Olive on the map as one of the leading private colleges in North Carolina for more than half a century.

Responsibilities include:

 Responsible for the overall operation of the Library and specific functions.

  • Provides a vision for UMO Library that enhances growth and services to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Supervises and administers all library operations, services, and policies including the FWB Historical Collection and the College Archives.
  • Provides leadership in the planning and development of the library and its programs.
  • Prepares and administers library budget.
  • Maintains Library collection through selection, acquisition, and weeding.
  • Coordinates and supervises interlibrary loan and reference services.
  • Coordinates inventory, use, and maintenance of library computers and multimedia.
  • Coordinates and assists in providing a comprehensive bibliographic instruction program for campus and online students.
  • Issues library purchase orders and processes invoices for payment through the Business Office.
  • Provides general reference and circulation assistance to students and faculty on a scheduled and request basis, including evening work.
  • Coordinate and Supervise student workers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in either, Library and Information Science, Information Science, or Library Science
  • Minimum of two to four years with direct experience in a University Library.

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Tammy Williams, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs at TWilliams@umo.edu.  A review of applications will begin April 1, 2024.

The University of Mount Olive is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.  To learn more about the University of Mount Olive, please visit umo.edu.