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Head Create/Innovate; Associate or Principal Librarian

Apply now Job no: 501201
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Head Create/Innovate; Associate or Principal Librarian


Job Summary:

King Library: The Head of the Create and Innovate department/Associate or Principal Librarian leads a department supporting and enabling student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity and innovation. The department is charged with development and coordination of services supporting creativity and experiential learning, provision of innovative spaces for learning and collaboration support for digital scholarship and digital humanities. Full-time, continuing contract eligible librarians are appointed or promoted to the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian or Principal Librarian in accordance with the Libraries Appointment Rank and Promotion System (LARPS) The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Libraries. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Head Create/Innovate Associate or Principal Librarian will provide leadership in developing an effective, collaborative, and positive departmental environment; supervising, mentoring, and evaluating activities of library staff; managing change; problem solving; setting vision for the department in alignment with Libraries and University priorities; communicating effectively within and across departments; represent and connect the library as needed at University meetings, events, committees, and other collaborations; oversee the Provision of a wide range of creativity and innovation services for the University community including copyright consulting and instruction, Digital Scholarship services; and Maker/DIY literacy instruction; develop and manage learning and teaching spaces, media production studios, augmented and virtual reality lab, photogrammetry lab, Makerspace, and future collaborative learning and doing environments; the Head meets regularly and works collaboratively with fellow department heads as well as librarians and staff in a team environment to help develop and implement the Libraries’ vision and goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Masters’ degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-U.S. equivalent; a minimum six years of experience working in an academic, research or special library. Appointment at the Associate Librarian level requires a documented record of very strong service to the profession and/or scholarly and creative work which typically includes significant work at the local and regional level and a growing record at the national and/or international level. Appointment at the Principal Librarian level requires a documented record of excellence in service and/or scholarly and creative work which typically includes extensive impactful work at the local, regional and national level.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with familiarity with current and emerging technologies; at least 3 years of experience supervising, leading and mentoring librarians; experience assessing library services for effectiveness; experience with fundraising and grant writing; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated initiative and the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development; demonstrated organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including scholarship and professional activities, and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching and/or service. Inquiries may be directed to Donna Richardson at 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin February 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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