Library Director

Waldorf College seeks candidates for the position of Library Director for a full time 12 month appointment. The director is responsible for the library’s strategic plan, budget management, personnel administration, collection development, and information literacy instruction. The director will continue to support the educational goals of residential and online programs by collaborating with students, faculty, library staff and administration. The position start date is negotiatable, with an early summer start preferred.
This is an academic appointee position with faculty status that reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Expectations include professional involvement in the college, community achievement, service at state, regional and national library levels, and scholarly activities.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.


  1. Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school required. A doctorate or additional degrees would be preferred.
  2. Experience in a residential college library setting required with experience directing a college library preferred.
  3. Experience providing online library services preferred.
  4. Demonstrated effectiveness in organization, personnel management, and team leadership.
  5. Background in the use of library technologies required.
  6. Experience in financial planning preferred.
  7. Appreciation of the scholarly mission of the faculty.
  8. Record of professional involvement and activities.
Waldorf has upheld the Lutheran tradition of excellence in higher education since the college was founded in 1903. This tradition values service to the community, academic excellence, freedom of inquiry, a liberating education, and learning through the exchange of ideas in open conversation.
In January 2010 Waldorf College came under the ownership of Columbia Southern Education Group and is a sister institution to Columbia Southern University. This relationship has allowed Waldorf to reach new students through distance education programs as well as strengthen its residential programs.
Application by persons in under-represented groups is particularly encouraged.

Send letter of application addressing the qualifications above, a current vita and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Scott Searcy, VPAA
Waldorf College
106 S. Sixth Street
Forest City, IA 50436

or via e- mail to:

Unofficial graduate transcripts requested for finalists, official transcripts required upon hiring.

For more information: Waldorf College is a four-year liberal arts college offering 20 bachelor degree programs in a variety of popular fields both residential and online. For over a century, Waldorf has provided a signature student experience through an engaging community of learning and faith. That community has now expanded beyond the campus through Waldorf’s distinct approach to online education. Waldorf’s academic programs combine a strong liberal arts base with applied learning. Co-curricular programs ranging from the second oldest a capella choir in the nation, to an outstanding theatre program, to highly competitive athletic teams, provide students with a wide range of opportunities for meaningful participation in personal development. Waldorf is committed to engaging its students in service and in bringing the world to its students through international student recruitment and study-abroad programs. Every student is challenged to excel in Waldorf’s community where students are treated with dignity and respect. The college has an attractive campus with 14 major buildings and excellent resources.