Campus Library Manager Job Description

Midwestern University

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

The Downers Grove, IL campus is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105 acre campus just 25 miles west of Chicago, IL.  The Glendale, AZ campus sits on a spacious 143 acre campus just outside of Phoenix, AZ.  The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We encourage you to visit www.midwestern.edufor additional details about our dynamic University.

With a history of continued growth and stability, we are a premier employer of the Phoenix and Chicagoland areas!


The Campus Library Manager serves as leader for the Glendale campus library, supervising Glendale Research & Instruction Librarians and Circulation Supervisor.  This position coordinates campus outreach by initiating and maintaining relationships with students, faculty, staff, and residents in the clinics, campus and online.  This position participates in a 3-librarian campus team of instruction, reference and research services.  The Campus Library Manager will utilize skill sets including initiating communication, dynamic thinking, perception, strategy, and valuing a team-centered approach.  This position is part of a management team that plans and implements strategic direction, policies, and procedures for both campus libraries, which includes occasional travel to the Downers Grove, IL campus.  The office hours are M-F, 8:30AM – 5:00PM.  The position reports to the Director of Library Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

The position is responsible for the direct supervision of 2 librarians and 1 supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. 

Education and/or Experience              

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  Reference management software proficiency preferred.

Language Skills                                                

High skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,

technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors

Reasoning Ability                                             

High skills:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

Mathematical Ability                   

Basic skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).  Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).