Job Posting: Director of the L. Nelson Bell Library

Location: Montreat, North Carolina
Start Date: August 2023

The Director of the L. Nelson Bell Library works under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the administration of the library. The Director oversees the development of the collection and integrates emerging technologies into library operations. This is a twelve-month position with faculty status. Depending on ability and experience, duties may also include more fully and directly overseeing the electronic resources of the library in conjunction with the Research Outreach Librarian (ROL, who the Director supervises). The ROL is full time, and there are two other part-time staff, along with a group of student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and implements library policy.
  • Administers library operating budget.
  • Assesses library staffing needs and makes recommendations to the VPAA.
  • Supervises library staff.
  • Provides library services in collaboration with the library team.
  • Oversees ongoing evaluation of the library; prepares annual assessment reports.
  • Prepares reports, surveys, grant applications, etc.
  • Establishes resource sharing agreements and consortial relationships with other libraries.
  • Promotes good library public relations.
  • Provides oversight of the library building; reports maintenance issues.
  • Chairs the Library Committee.
  • Serves on the board of the Friends of the Library.
  • Serves on faculty committees, attends faculty meetings.
  • Seeks professional development opportunities; maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations; attends professional meetings.

The successful candidate will affirm and support the Mission, Vision, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant of Montreat College.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and Christian discipline in a compelling, thoughtful manner. Support for teaching excellence and a willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work are also expected.

Education and Qualifications

Minimum of the Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science and three years of relevant academic library experience.


Vice President for Academic Affairs

Application Requirements/How to Apply

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Begin with the online job application. After completing the online application form, candidates must send the following additional materials by email:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Christian Faith
  4. Philosophy of Christian Higher Education
  5. Unofficial or official academic transcripts
  6. List of Three References with Contact Information

Send Materials by email to:
Dr. Mark Hijleh
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Montreat College

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Additional locations in Asheville, Charlotte, and Morganton supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.


Job Posting: Director of the L. Nelson Bell Library

The Director of the L. Nelson Bell Library administers the library, developing the collection and integrating emerging technologies.

Salary Currency: USD

Payroll: MONTH

Date Posted: 2022-10-07

Employment Type : FULL_TIME

Hiring Organization : Montreat College

Organization URL: https://www.montreat.edu

Organization Logo: https://www.montreat.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/montreat-1080.jpg

Location: PostalAddress, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC, 28757, United States

Education Required:

  • Postgraduate Degree

Experience Required: 36 Months