Library Director


Divine Word College, a Roman Catholic College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa, is seeking a Library Director. The Director is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and development of the Library.  In particular: the Director develops and promotes library resources for the benefit of faculty and students in their research and learning needs; leads library operations and services in keeping with current best practices; supervises Assistant Librarian, staff, and student workers; manages the Library budget; and works collaboratively with other areas for the benefit of the users.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; experience working in the setting of a college library; thorough knowledge of the philosophy and practice of interfacing library with information services; knowledge of the Catholic tradition and commitment to the College’s mission.

Preferred qualifications:  Knowledge of the current philosophy and best practices of library services as well as library resources and materials; ability to think analytically and develop systems, procedures, and workflow; ability to take initiative and  think strategically; knowledge of technology and  relevant software; thorough knowledge of how the library interfaces with information technology; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to exercise independent judgment, interpret policies, and supervise staff;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, and others; ability to effectively assist faculty and students' research projects; ability to network with area libraries and to remain current in one’s professional field.

Application: Send vita, cover letter describing qualifications and experience, and contact information (name, email and phone number) for a minimum of three references to: Donna Puccio at Dpuccio@dwci.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.