Do you want to play a key role in setting the European research library agenda? LIBER wishes to recruit a full-time Executive Director, in succession to Wouter Schallier, to drive forward its goals and future development.
LIBER (the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than forty countries and is the principal association of European research libraries. LIBER has an exciting agenda for the future. Its current strategic goals are in the areas of scholarly communication, support for research libraries in a rapidly changing environment, library management, and the development of an increasing range of services and facilities for the European researcher.
LIBER wishes to employ a full-time Executive Director who will drive forward its goals and future development. This challenging and rewarding role offers –
- a unique opportunity to work with research libraries and European library organizations in forging closer co-operation at a pan-European level
- a position at the forefront of research library developments in Europe, with scope to influence and contribute to these developments
- extensive scope for project management in successfully delivering LIBER projects and activities
- active involvement in advancing co-operation with research library organizations in North America and other continents.
The post of Executive Director is based in The Hague, in the National Library of the Netherlands, one of Europe’s leading national libraries. The salary will be on Scale 12: minimum €3,886.00 to maximum €4,998.00 gross per month full-time, plus allowances. Candidates from outside The Netherlands may be eligible for significant tax benefits.
LIBER plans to fill the post of Executive Director from the beginning of September 2012. Job details and an application form are attached below.
Informal enquiries may be made to the President of LIBER, Dr Paul Ayris (firstname.lastname@example.org or+44 (0)20 7679 7834). Completed applications should be sent by 1 May 2012 to:
Dr Paul Ayris
President of LIBER
Director UCL Services & UCL Copyright Officer
UCL Library Services
UCL (University College London)
Applications may be sent by mail or by email, or both.
Please mark the envelope/email: LIBER RECRUITMENT
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 May 2012.