May 17, 2022

New Online: Position Opening For Vice Provost & Director of Libraries, University of Pennsylvania (PENN)

From the University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice Provost and Director of Libraries (“Director”). Reporting to the Provost, the Director will be expected to build on and advance Penn’s reputation as a leader in defining the place and capabilities of a library in the 21st century. They will expand the University’s reach and access to print and digital collections and programming in support of research, teaching, and learning; foster internal and external partnerships and collaborations; collaborate with the communities of scholars on campus; recruit and nurture a diverse, professional staff; and garner and manage resources toward strategic goals.


The Vice Provost and Director of Libraries oversees 407 FTE staff members and is responsible for an annual budget of $70 million. The Library’s organization includes eight Associate/Assistant University Librarians, 164 professional librarians, and 174 staff members. As a senior academic officer, the Director reports to the Provost, is a member of the University’s leadership team, and works closely with campus administration, faculty, and colleagues throughout the University in planning and implementing the goals of the Libraries.

Direct to Complete Position Announcement (5 pages; PDF).

Hat Tip: PALCI

See Also:  After 42 Years With Penn Libraries, Director Carton Rogers is Retiring (October 11, 2017)

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