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SUNY Oswego – Associate Library Director

Job Description – Associate Library Director

State University of New York at Oswego seeks a progressive, enthusiastic Associate Library Director to help define the vision for Penfield Library’s future and to lead in developing and enhancing library services and programs.  Reporting to the Library Director, the Associate Director will be actively engaged in projects including assessing and improving key services, expanding support for online and global learning experiences, and planning for building renovations.


  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Five years of experience leading and supervising professional staff, including a strong record of effective project leadership, problem solving skills, and engagement with complex issues in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, and to maximize the benefits of new technology for librarianship, teaching and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • Experience in various areas of library operations, including some work in public services.
  • Scholarly and/or professional contributions appropriate to level of experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written word with key constituencies — including faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to facilitate communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.


  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience leading library-wide promotion and/or assessment efforts.
  • Successful grant writing experience.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references electronically to:

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