The Library at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art seeks a visionary Director who is passionate about connecting people and content. This position calls for a future-facing individual who will change the perception and reality of art museum libraries in alignment with Crystal Bridges’ mission to welcome and provide access to all. The successful Library Director will create an identity and robust plan for an art library that serves the general public and educational and scholarly communities in the region and across the State of Arkansas. It will provide a national model for 21st century art museum libraries.
The Library Director will achieve these goals through strategic leadership and activity that creates 1) a comprehensive program of community, educational, cultural, informational, and related services born of intentional connections; 2) collaborative mission-fit efforts across the community, region, and state, and especially with the University of Arkansas with which a new partnership is being created; 3) an active and vibrant library space and content; and 4) collection, technology, and related assets that support the Museum mission.