Job Description

The Five Colleges of Ohio (a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison
University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University)
seeks its next Director of Consortial Library Systems, a key position that
provides leadership in library technology, strengthens collaboration among
our five libraries, and investigates and recommends library information
solutions that meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. Overseeing
CONSORT, the multi-college integrated library system, the Director actively
supports a user-centered information environment, partnering with the five
library directors and their staffs to explore new ideas and move them
forward. This active community of library professionals works with the
Director in a number of multi-college initiatives and working groups and
participates in Ohio Five professional development activities. The
Director’s role is instrumental in enhancing and supporting these
collaborations among the five colleges.

The Director is also the chief voice for the libraries to important
internal and external consortium stakeholders, reporting to the library
directors and Ohio Five Executive Director and collaborating with college
information technology divisions to coordinate the library CONSORT system
with other campus systems. The Director also represents the Five Colleges
in regular communication and negotiations with library vendors and library
organizations such as OhioLINK.

Our directors are committed to the evolution of our shared library system
to include new discovery tools and next-generation capabilities, making
this an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their experience
with shared library applications and exercise the ability to define a
vision for a team and bring it to fruition.
More information here:

Tim Keller (he/him/his)
Head of Collections and Discovery
Oberlin College and Conservatory
148 West College St
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-775-5035 (office)