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.