Administration, Education, Higher Education

Director of the Bentley Historical Library

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

This position has been filled.

The University of Michigan seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader for its next Director of the Bentley Historical Library.
The Bentley Historical Library was established as the Michigan Historical Collections in 1935 by the University of Michigan Regents to carry out two functions: to serve as the official archives of the University and to document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people, organizations, and voluntary associations. As such, the BHL’s holdings touch all corners of the campus and all parts of the State. The role of Director is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful and pragmatic leader with an imaginative vision for the field of archival science. The University of Michigan seeks an individual who can provide organizational leadership while also collaboratively designing new and innovative services that affirm the value of the Bentley’s assets to the intellectual work of a global community of scholars, teachers, students, researchers, and the broader public.

With a staff of approximately 29 and a budget of $4.4 million, the Director will have ample opportunities to envision the next phase of the Bentley’s history of unique contributions to the Library’s educational and archival mission. Reporting to the Dean of Rackham Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs-Graduate Studies, Michael Solomon, and working in close partnership with the staff of the Bentley, the Director will continue to raise the profile of the institution, on campus and beyond, while developing and implementing the Bentley’s strategic priorities in an intellectually stimulating environment

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate, Storbeck Search
Naree W.S. Viner, Managing Director, Koya Partners

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