Functional Title: Library Director
Classification: Salaried — Exempt
Division: Academics
Department: Library
Reports to: Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Primary function: Responsible for all library operations and library personnel
Status: Faculty Status and Rank
Essential Functions: Plans, develops, and administers library operations and functions. Directs librarians, staff and student workers.


Director Duties

  • Supervises day-to-day library operation. Coordinates the affairs of the library in accordance with the purposes and policies of the university as stated in the catalog, student and faculty handbooks. Participates in formulating library policies and procedures
  • Works with library staff, department chairs and faculty to identify, evaluate and implement programs to improve library services and facilities
  • Serves as chief fiscal officer and provides clear communication about the budget
  • Evaluates and seeks consortium memberships and policy agreements with other universities to enhance and extend library services
  • Provides leadership for the development and management of library services, such as information literacy instruction, materials selection, circulation and automated services
  • Prepares library goals and outcomes, prepares and assesses reports to meet university and departmental accreditation standards
  • Maintains records and statistical data on library functions and services and reports appropriate information to university administration
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, evaluates and terminates library staff
  • Negotiates with publishers and vendors, including licensing agreements
  • Embraces a philosophy of Integration of Faith and Learning, Leadership and Service
  • Supports and develops a collegial and professional work culture, serving as a role model within the framework of traditional Christian morality and service

Faculty Duties

  • Keeps regular office hours as determined by departmental needs
  • Teaching within the department as determined by liaison responsibilities
  • Collaborates with faculty and serves as liaison for collection development, assessment, planning, and improvement of information literacy instruction. Works to resolve faculty/student needs of the library
  • Contributes to the university community (through committees, sponsorship, attendance at events, etc.)
  • Works toward personal and professional development, remaining current in the field
  • Encourages and supports spiritual activities, including attendance of chapels and devotionals
  • Participates in university activities, such as graduation, faculty conferences, and faculty meetings


Job Requirements: 

  • Commitment to the University’s Christian mission and core values
  • Active member of a congregation of Churches of Christ

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Professional experience in all levels of academic library required (Minimum: 5-10 years)
  • Supervisory experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to plan, direct and organize
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public
  • Skill in use of standard office equipment and library computer programs
  • Ability to deal with high volume of work in a short period of time
  • Long-range planning, budgeting, personnel evaluation and assessment of library service effectiveness

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry materials up to 50 pounds
  • Push and pull book carts up to 1,000 pounds
  • Able to climb multiple flights of stairs and stand on step-stools to reach materials
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time

Application Process:

  • Initiate the process by completing an online application at  Click on How to Apply and then Online Faculty Application.
  • Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita or resume, and official transcripts of all university work to the Human Resource Department
  • Submit three unique documents detailing the candidate’s philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, philosophy of leadership, and philosophy of service to the Human Resource Department
  • Submit three letters of recommendation to the Human Resource Department

Contact: Search Committee Chair, Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St, Lubbock, Texas 79407. Phone: (806) 720-7682. Or email Human Resources at

Closing Date: For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, July 31, 2019.