Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO invites applications for the position of Director of the John F. Reed Library. We particularly encourage all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the College’s students, campus and region to apply! Below are some quick answers to questions you may have about the position:
What does the job entail?
The next Director of the Library will join the college as it lays the groundwork for the next era of growth and achievement. Fort Lewis College has developed a vision built on “Students at the Center.” In addition to understanding the fundamental role of the library to student success, the successful candidate will possess the visionary capacity to develop initiatives that align with the mission of the College and who brings a spirit of partnership and collegiality to the governance of Reed Library and its relationships with others. We invite you to examine the official job description (https://fortlewiscollege.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FLC/job/Fort-Lewis-College-Durango-Colorado/Director--Library_JR1055).
What kind of leader are you looking for?
Reed Library is looking for an inspiring and successful professional that will recognize the unique needs of our student population and will continue to develop the Library’s resources, services and initiatives to anticipate and meet those needs. The staff at Reed Library seek a collaborative, transparent leader who will foster the growth and development of librarians and staff and is excited to work in a shared governance environment.
Who would I be leading?
Excluding the Director, Reed Library personnel consists of three librarians and eight support staff who work in a collaborative, team-based environment. We enjoy our professional autonomy but are also looking for someone who can provide organizational vision and direction as well as oversight of everyday operations and guidance of personnel.
What’s unique about Fort Lewis College?
Fort Lewis College is committed to accessible and high quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 45% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 13% Latinx backgrounds.
Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.