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Position Opening: Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

United Lutheran Seminary (to be launched on July 1, 2017) is seeking to fill the position of Library Director. The starting date is negotiable, but beginning no later than July 1, 2017.

Please circulate this opening information to any interested parties.

Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

In mid-2017, United Lutheran Seminary will succeed the historic Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries, retaining campuses in both locations while being served by a unified faculty and administration. As part of this transition, United Lutheran Seminary seeks an innovative, adaptive, and collaborative director of one library system located on two campuses. The successful candidate will engage with faculty, students, and other campus partners to shape a dynamic and technologically conversant teaching, learning, and research environment. This candidate will take responsibility for the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, procedures, and programs that support the teaching and learning of our faculty and students. The director serves as a member of the seminary’s faculty, and manages and supervises support staff in both locations. This director also will participate in the creation of, planning for, and implementation of strategic seminary initiatives that advance accessibility to high quality theological resources.

A MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, with additional graduate level study in Bible, Theology, or Religious Studies required; degree preferred. Minimum 3-5 years library experience in an academic (preferably theological) setting, with previous administrative and supervisory experience preferred. Broad and current facility in theological bibliography desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are assumed.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three professional references to Dean Kristin Largen, chair of the search committee, c/o Julie Ritter, Administrative Assistant, at

The review of applicants begins on January 30, 2017, and the search remains open until filled.

United Lutheran Seminary is an EEO employer. Please visit to find out more about United Lutheran Seminary. Download and read the full position description (pdf). More information on the A.R. Wentz Library of Gettysburg Seminary can be found at More information on the Krauth Memorial Library of Philadelphia Seminary can be found at

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