Endowed Positions

Endowed Positions

Atkins Library has built a reputation in the library profession for innovative thinking and cutting edge technologies. Endowed positions will allow us to attract and retain the best and the brightest minds to continue exploring new forms of scholarship and training the next generation of scholars. Below are examples of endowed positions in academic libraries.

Dean of the Library

As the Library’s Chief Executive, the Dean of the Library is a persuasive advocate, a coalition builder, and an influential spokesperson on national information policy matters. The Dean’s endowed title will contribute to the incumbent’s ability to create success in all these spheres.


Associate Dean of Special Collections and University Archives

As the leader of a priceless collection of rare and unique materials, the Associate Dean of Atkins Library’s Special Collections/University Archives plays a prominent role in the intellectual and cultural life of our region. High visibility is critical to the success of the incumbent in establishing and providing access to great collections.


Subject Specialist Librarians

The genius of Atkins’ approach to public service lies in the deep disciplinary knowledge of its librarians. Endowed subject librarian positions will help the library attract individuals whose ability to teach and advise is matched by their credentialed immersion in the subjects they represent.

If you would like to discuss other ways to contribute to the collections, facilities, technologies, services, or programs of Atkins Library that support our students, faculty, and researchers, please contact Betty Ladner by email or call 704-687-5001.