Thursday, January 22, 2015

Director of the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford

Director of the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford. Position Overview: Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program’s resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources. Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting. Job Description: The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs. Qualifications: An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about their discipline, collaborative and innovative and who embrace and support the diversity of our student body. A full description of this position can be found at Choate's website under employment: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at Please include the position you are applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.