The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) Board of Directors welcomes applications for EAST’s Program Director position.

Job Description:

The current Program Director, Susan Stearns, has taken EAST from the initial Mellon funded project to a stand alone not-for-profit program. She is retiring and the Board of Directors is looking for a dynamic leader with experience and expertise with community stewardship and an understanding of shared print and collective collections, who will work 25-30 hours a week to build on the strong foundation Susan is leaving.

EAST has over 150 academic and research libraries, across 15 states. Its mission is to maximize retention commitments and facilitate access. Currently there are over 11 million monograph and 37,000 serials and journal EAST retention commitments registered in OCLC WorldCat and the PAPR databases.

EAST directly addresses the growing need for academic and research libraries to ensure that print books and journals of scholarly value are not inadvertently discarded as libraries undertake necessary weeding and deselection programs to free up space for other library services. By ensuring that scholarly content across the libraries is retained locally on behalf of all EAST members, faculty, students, and scholars can have confidence that they will have access to these resources and that unique and valuable scholarly content is protected in support of teaching, learning, research and scholarship.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to The search will remain open until filled but applications submitted before February 15th, 2024 will be given first consideration.