The Amherst College Library is the world’s leading liberal arts college library, but it has no endowed positions. Changes in the production and distribution of information, the shifting assumptions and research habits of those we serve, and a revolutionized media landscape mean that libraries must hire innovative leaders willing to rethink fundamental aspects of the library’s work. Our mission has not changed: we must expand the realm of knowledge by acquiring unique material, sharing that material with the widest possible audience, and supporting scholarly research of all types, while simultaneously teaching our students to conduct such research. But the ways we fulfill this mission are changing swiftly. Endowed positions will ensure we continue to attract leaders of national and international prominence.