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Dean of Library Services


Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston seeks a Dean of Library Services to provide coordination, supervision, and administration of programs and activities of the Library.  The successful candidate must provide leadership in the development of mission and goals for the Library and make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs on all aspects of library services including budgets, collections, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff. 

Booth Library is located in the heart of the Eastern Illinois University's campus and contains over a million volumes and more than 500,000 microforms.  A comprehensive program of Library Services is offered to students, faculty, and citizens of Illinois. Visit our website at www.library.eiu.edu for the most current status of services and collections and a wealth of electronic publications. 

Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a quality student body in a residential setting. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.  Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities.  The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – (minority, female, disability, and veteran) committed to achieving a diverse community. 


Qualified candidates

  • Must possess demonstrated planning and organizational skills, a commitment to community engagement, an interest in developing the library as an emerging, progressive living and learning space on campus, and strong communication skills. 
  • Have had experience with supervision of academic and civil service employees, experience managing varied and complex budgets, a commitment to diversity, and experience in promoting inclusive excellence. 
  • Must possess an ALA-accredited MLS and a completed second master’s degree.  

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of five years of experience as head of a department or in a similar leadership role.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
United States

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.  Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/48266. Review of applications begins February 19, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Anita Shelton, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, in care of pamanley@eiu.edu.

This is a 12-month renewable Administrative and Professional position. Proposed starting date is July 1, 2018. Review of applications begins February 19, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.


Occasionally, faculty and administrative positions will become available in the library.  Available positions are often advertised in several places, such as:

Eastern Illinois University Newsletter 
Library Jobline of Illinois

Civil Service positions

Occasionally, Civil Service positions will become available in the library.  These positions are advertised through the Eastern Illinois University Human Resources Department.  Please see the Human Resources home page for details regarding how to apply for Civil Service positions at Booth Library or Eastern Illinois University.