Posting Summary: Tennessee State University is seeking an individual responsible for overseeing the operations of the Avon Williams Campus Library. Responsibilities vary, requiring interpretive judgment, scheduling staff, teaching bibliographic instruction/information literacy classes, and understanding advanced research methodology, and close collaboration with the faculty. The ideal candidate would be a highly innovative individual with proven leadership and management skills to motivate and supervise service-oriented staff and further develop customer-centered practices.
Job Duties: Plans, organizes and manages the public services section of the Library; establishes goals and measures accomplishments against recognized standards. Studies and make plans to develop the services of public services activities, i.e. information literacy, including assistance to non-traditional students and their ability to access our resources and services via our library website.
Advises, consults, and confers with the Dean of Libraries, Assistant Director for Public Services and Administration, Main Campus staff, other libraries, and professionals for best practices. Supervises three library faculty and three support staff. Develops policies and procedures for approval related to public and reference services to serve clientele. Recruits, selects and trains new personnel when needed. Coordinates the continued training and development of staff members by holding in-service workshop and invited trainers.
Performs evaluation of staff members and supervises the keeping of usage statistics and the preparation of other reports. Prepares grant applications and seeks funding for operational and improvement programs.
Actively seeks grants, gifts, and other new sources of non-tax funding for the library. Supervises the maintenance/upkeep of the Avon Williams campus Library. Maintains current knowledge of new developments in the library field. Initiates plans, develops and implements records and report systems and schedules.
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently ser...ving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.