Lafayette College Libraries, winner of the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Special Collections & College Archives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the director provides leadership and vision for the collections, services and programs of the Special Collections & College Archives unit of a premier liberal arts college library. Lafayette's Special Collections are notable for their close connections to the College community, including a robust program of library instruction, research services, exhibits and events. The excellent collections are especially strong in holdings related to the Marquis de Lafayette, slavery and abolition, artists' books, and College history. The College Archives supports the administrative and historical needs of the College. The Special Collections & College Archives facility occupies prime space in the renovated Skillman Library, including a beautiful reading room and adjacent seminar and lecture rooms.
Duties and responsibilities:
This is a full-time, 12-month position which will begin on July 1, 2019. Lafayette College offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package as compensation.
Lafayette College is located in Easton, PA, 70 miles west of New York City, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 35 miles south of the scenic Pocono Mountains. Overlooking the Delaware River, Easton offers direct access to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, including the D & L Canal Trail for biking and hiking. As part of the culturally vibrant Lehigh Valley with neighboring cities Bethlehem and Allentown, Easton is home to a dynamic restaurant culture, annual festivals, a historic farmers' market, and arts institutions such as the Karl Stirner Arts Trail.
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing job qualifications and the names of three professional references to Anne Houston, Dean of Libraries, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/59964. Review of applications will begin presently and will continue until the position is filled.
Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.