Gratz College, located in Melrose Park, PA, is seeking a Director of the Tuttleman Library, an academic research library reflecting the College’s multifaceted courses of study and research collections. With roots serving the Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia, Gratz College today focuses on a diverse array of primarily graduate credit and non-credit courses, offered in an online or low residency format. Among its programs, the College offers an M.A.Ed. in Education, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, an M.A. 777in Interfaith Leadership, an M.A. in Jewish Studies, an M.S. in Camp Administration, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
The Director will work closely with the academic dean, program directors, faculty, and students in all of the programs offered online or face-to-face. The Tuttleman Library has an extensive collection of Judaica and Hebraica of considerable scholarly significance, which the Director will be charged with maintaining along with its other collections and online resources serving all the college programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Overseeing the daily operation of the library and its use by on-site faculty, staff, visitors, and volunteers
Serving the research needs of students in online, low residency, and face-to-face programs
Assisting with developing and managing the library budget
Managing the acquisition process, original and copy cataloging, interlibrary loan, and other appropriate library functions on a regular basis
Working closely with the dean and program directors to insure adequate online resources are available to graduate students
Understanding the specific research needs and assisting with specific requests from faculty and students for master’s and doctoral level projects
Providing service to affiliated or subordinate entities, such as the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited institution with a minimum of four years of work experience in an academic library. Strong research and digital literacy skills are essential, as is the ability to work closely with students and faculty in an online environment. Previous familiarity with Jewish Studies or Hebrew Language would be useful, as is an additional advanced degree(s) in an academic discipline.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate onsite residencies and special events
High level of information literacy and digital literacy tools
Strong research skills at the graduate program level
Position Reports to:
The President of the College; the Librarian serves on the President’s Executive Team
Please send CV, letter of interest, and names of three professional references to