Midland University
  • 24-Oct-2018 to 05-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Academic Affairs
  • Fremont, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Midland University located in Fremont, Nebraska needs a professionally trained Librarian with innovative ideas to be a part of its team and lead the Luther Library. Reporting to the Director of the Academic Core Experience, the Head Librarian is responsible for helping our students and faculty become information literate in a digital world. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, experienced, and innovative, academic professional with research, collection management, information literacy program development, and customer service skills.


The Head Librarian provides leadership for operational aspects of Luther Library, an academic library, including: budget development and management, reference and research services and development, and management of physical and online collections. The Head Librarian participates in the continued evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of hardware and software tools, technologies and services that enhance the library and academic program support services.



  • An earned Master's degree in Library Science, Library & Information Science, Education or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with required work experience in the last year of a graduate program will be considered.
  • Three or more years of library related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience or experience creating and delivering presentations/workshops to groups of 20+ people.
  • Expertise in information literacy standards and current industry trends with the ability to create engaging presentations, workshops and online materials for use by students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience selecting and developing reference and circulating materials, including books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, and other electronic resources. Includes tracking expenditures for an academic library and meeting collection budget targets.
  • Ability to develop and deliver quality results on-time.
  • Previous work with Canvas, Blackboard or other online Learning Management System.
  • Skilled at working independently.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience cultivating and sustaining collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies including: students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.
  • A passion for excellence and innovation in an academic setting.
  • Familiarity with American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, and academic library consortiums.



Midland University offers participation in a fully-insured medical/prescription plan with a Health Savings Account, life and long-term disability insurance, 403b retirement option and educational benefits for both the employee ad his/her dependents.  In addition, employees have the option of participating in dental, vision, voluntary life and supplemental insurance plans  Wages will commensurate with education, experience and individual strengths.  


If you are qualified and interested in working in an agile environment, please complete the online application and attach your resume & cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


If you have questions, please contact Kate McCown (mccown@midlandu.edu), Director of Academic Core Experience.

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