Director of Library Services


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Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, a 187-year-old institution with programs that focus on interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding, is seeking an energetic, motivated and detail-oriented Director of Library Services. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been part of our DNA for decades, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff to support our diverse student body and constituents. Hartford International is an equal opportunity employer.

Hartford International is in the midst of an exciting process of strategic change: redesigned academic programs, new partnerships, and emerging centers. In 2021, we changed our name from Hartford Seminary to Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HIU) to better represent our longstanding mission as a place that builds community and works toward peace through interreligious understanding.

Several exciting projects are beginning at the Library, including the development of a pastoral resource center for our new Howard Thurman Center and a project to review and digitize select archival materials. Our unique collection of materials related to the Arabian Nights fables is one of the most extensive in the world, and is poised for the development of events, collaborations, and digitization activities to promote scholarly access.

Position Overview

The Director of Library Services is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Library, reporting to the Dean, and serves as the primary professional librarian at HIU. In-person work is required with some flexibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support faculty and students in research and learning
  • Collection development, ongoing and for new areas such as the pastoral resource center
  • Develop programming to highlight unique collections
  • Plan and direct archival activities
  • Manage library staff and budget
  • Maintain relationships and contracts with associations and vendors


MLS or equivalent – spring 2022 candidates will be considered. Experience (pre- or post-degree) working in an academic library, willingness to participate in all aspects of librarianship. Training or experience in religious studies preferred.

Applications and Nominations

To apply or nominate a candidate, please contact If applying, a resume, cover letter, and three professional references are required. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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