Category: Faculty | Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Associate Director of Academic Area-Library/Administration

Posted Date: 06/20/2018
Position Number: PSN 27915
Salary Range: $70,000 - 100,000
Location: LSU Health, Shreveport
Posting closes: Open Until Filled



Masters degree (MLS, MLIS, MALS, etc.) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school of Library and/or Information Science. Demonstrated experience in health sciences information retrieval and management, as well as educational program design, production, presentation, and evaluation. At least five years progressively responsible experience in an academic health sciences library or large hospital library with supervisory, planning and budgetary experience. Demonstrated organizational and strategic planning skills. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience supervising professionals in an academic health sciences center library. History of successful grant writing and fund-raising. Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies used in libraries. Knowledge of educational program planning techniques. Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


This is a tenure-track faculty position within library administration.

Incumbent will maintain a customer-oriented awareness in acknowledging and responding to needs as they occur to assure that customer satisfaction is met at all times.

The Associate Director participates directly in the leadership, planning and management of the library. The Associate Director collaborates closely with the Director in all aspects of managing the library’s operations, including budget, personnel management, strategic planning, and facilities and program planning. This position requires initiative and the ability to work without close supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work with an extremely diverse clientele.

Awareness of trends in librarianship, information science, and related information technology are important requirements of this position. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills are necessary. The Associate Director should have knowledge and experience in program evaluation, including integration of evaluation results into strategic planning initiatives. The Associate Director must be able to work both independently and collaboratively within a complex and changing work environment. Experience in fund raising, grant-writing, and a demonstrated ability to plan and implement complex projects would be highly desirable.

To Apply:

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LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Administration Building - Room 116

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

Job Benefits:

The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.