Director of South Caroliniana LibraryUniversity of South Carolina is seeking a Director of the South Caroliniana Library. This position is responsible for administering the operations of the library; for the supervision of public services, acquisitions and preservation; and for involvement in an active development program. The director shall promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all library functions, including access, research, collection development, staffing and personnel development, outreach, exhibits, and events.Duties will include:
This is a tenure-track faculty position.
The salary range is $70,000-$90,000.
The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina – Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.
University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections in South Carolina and the Southeast region. The library's holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the past 300 years.
The University of South Carolina Libraries is committed to cultivating an educational and professional environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.