Broad, open landscape accented by rolling hills and big sky vistas with lots of clean air and bright days, hundreds of lakes and waterways for a myriad of outdoor adventures from canoeing, hiking, rock climbing to alpine and cross-country skiing. Our students value the talented, caring faculty, small student-centered classes, and close student-instructor rapport. Liberal arts and professional studies programs with service-learning, internship, and undergraduate research opportunities describe intellectual adventure at UM-Presque Isle. Come join our North of Ordinary university community.

One of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System, the University of Maine at Presque Isle provides its 1,500 traditional and non-traditional students from the United States and Canada with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. It combines liberal arts and selected professional studies programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire area.

Director of the Library Services

Job #1416

Appointment Terms: UMPSA represented, full-time regular appointment

Salary: The salary range is $40,461 to $53,948. The starting salary will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Position Summary: The Director of Library Services works closely with the Provost, the Director of Learning Commons, the Manager for Information Technology, faculty and other academic support departments to develop information policies, resources, and services in support of the mission of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Working with multiple constituencies, The Director of Library Services identifies the information needs of the campus, provides leadership in stimulating program development to meet those needs, articulates the needs and services of the library, and advocates for the library’s efforts to serve the community. The Director of Library Services reports directly to the Provost. The Director of Library Services will guide the library in key initiatives: providing a mission, vision and strategic plan for the library and its central role in a university setting; improving and updating library services to support faculty and student success as well as reflect the University’s mission of Proficiency/Personalized Based education; creating partnerships on and beyond the campus; collaborating in the use of technology in and beyond the library; and working to help support and represent the library nationally. Since the UMPI library serves a small campus constituency, the Director of Library Services will be expected to be in active participate in day-to-day library operations included but not limited to circulation, reference, and collections management and be responsible for the library budget.

Required Qualifications: an ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, demonstrated relevant and progressively responsible experience in library administration, and demonstrated effective leadership and management experience in high-level positions in an academic library setting.

Benefits: Excellent health/dental/accident/life insurance, retirement and tuition waiver benefits.

University: The University of Maine at Presque Isle is located in Maine’s beautiful north country with its accessibility to numerous lakes, rivers and other picturesque natural features, the University of Maine at Presque Isle serves 1400 students of diverse educational backgrounds and offers a full range of quality academic programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professional Programs, and Teacher Education. The University of Maine at Presque Isle will design with each student a personalized, technologically innovative education and prepare each graduate for a professional career, global contributions, and lifelong learning. Candidates may find more information about this new direction for the University at 

Applications: This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date on December 1, 2014 will be considered at the discretion of the University. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest referencing the job number and position title, a resume, transcripts of the highest degree earned, and the names and contact information of three current references. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate via e-mail utilizing Word and/or PDF attachments. Applications should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the address listed below. Applicants are also asked to fill out a professional application which can be downloaded at The successful candidate will be subject to a background check. For more information please call the Human Resources Office at (207) 768-9549.

Barbara B. Lambert
Human Resources
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age disability, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.