University Libraries: Head & Associate/Principal Librarian to provide the leadership and guidance needed to develop high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services to a diverse body of students and faculty. The Head of Access and Borrow is responsible for fostering a highly collaborative department, engaging in effective working relationships within the department; developing and maintaining a dynamic, service oriented department; developing and maintaining effective cooperation and teamwork across library departments and with other units on campus; administering and supervising circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance in four Oxford campus libraries, electronic resources and serial management, cataloging and acquisitions. The Head is responsible for the development of policies, adherence to the University’s and the Libraries’ policies, standards and best practices, the communication of the department's activities, and supervision and mentorship of department personnel including hourly staff and continuing contract/continuing contract eligible librarians. The head meets regularly and works collaboratively with fellow department heads in a team environment to help develop and implement the Libraries’ vision and goals. The head reports to an Assistant Dean. Flexibility and adaptability are key for working in our evolving, fast-paced environment.
Develop and provide high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services to a diverse body of students and faculty, including: Responsible for all departmental activities including setting operational goals and evaluating department operations to make the best use of resources, staff, technology and services while recognizing synergy with other departments; prepare and implement a long-range vision for the department in support of the strategic directions for the University Libraries and the University developed in collaboration and cooperation with other department heads and assistant/associate deans; provide leadership in: developing a highly effective, highly collaborative, positive department environment; selecting, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating staff; managing change; problem solving; innovation; communicating effectively within and across departments; represent the library as needed at University meetings, events, committees, and other collaborations; maintain and enhance professional skills through regular and meaningful professional development activities; pursue an active career path contributing to the field of academic librarianship; evaluate new trends and issues relating to department operations; make appropriate recommendations as warranted; cultivate partnerships and collaborate with faculty and peers on projects; foster positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Libraries’ commitment to diversity; collaborate regularly with appropriate cohort of leaders in the organization to collectively plan and execute action plans and strategies; pursue an active career path contributing to the field of academic librarianship through service and scholarship.
Require: Masters’ degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-U.S. equivalent; at least 5 years of experience working in an academic, research or special library; familiarity with current and emerging technologies; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development; demonstrated evidence of strong leadership, management and mentoring skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other library units; demonstrated commitment to quality customer service; a record of scholarship and professional achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate or Principal Librarian with continuing contract.
Desire: At least 5 years of experience working in an academic library; at least 3 years of experience supervising librarians; experience working with faculty; experience with grant writing; experience working with diverse groups to reach common goals; experience with systematic reviews and data management; experience assessing services for effectiveness.
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