Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Tue Nov 21 2017 Job Description:
Associate Director of Public Services provides leadership and strategic planning for a newly integrated unit bringing together research and instruction services and access services (circulation, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, and reserves). This position is responsible for collaboratively envisioning and implementing innovative, user-centered services in these areas, leading an extremely service-oriented team of library professionals and expanding collaboration with the university community in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship in all facets of the academic enterprise.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage reference services, including service at the library's information desk;
Manage access services, including the supervision of circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and stack maintenance including service at the library's circulation desk;
Facilitate collaboration and communication among library staff providing research, access, collections, digital, and technology services;
Coordinate and manage use of ILS (OCLC's Worldshare Management Systems) modules related to access, circulation, reserves, and ILL, including OCLC service configurations related to patron loads, loan rules, statistical reports, and billing;
Contribute to the development of, and advocate for integration of, library collections, services and programs into academic program learning outcomes;
Integrate new technologies and pedagogies into the delivery of instruction;
Assist with gathering user experience data to contribute to the creation and implementation of new projects and services;
Serve as liaison between the library and the Departments of Facilities and Safety and Security to ensure the safety of the library building and its occupants; including opening and closing of the building and the implementation of emergency procedures;
Coordinate with librarians to continuously develop the library liaison program, developing strong outreach activities;
Collaborate with faculty and administration to continue to develop and an active library instruction program, focused on integrating information literacy throughout the curriculum at course, departmental, and core curriculum levels;
Create information literacy curricula and assignment-specific student learning outcomes geared toward developing research and critical thinking skills;
Maintain knowledge of trends in library services, assessment, and information literacy and lead discussions to further the library's strategic goals;
Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to disciplinary subject areas;
Collaborate with faculty seeking to integrate Open Educational Resources into their courses;
In collaboration with the Director of Faculty Development and the Center for Teaching and Learning, coordinate the university's participation in Rhode Island's Open Textbook Initiative;
Evening and weekend work within the 35 hour work week may be required.
Experience demonstrating innovation in the area of research and instruction services and circulation functions;
Experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment;
Demonstrated experience of leadership and collaborative work with library colleagues, faculty, staff, and students to build teams to set and accomplish strategic goals;
Strong user-centered public service philosophy;
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with information literacy theory, including ACRL Framework and Standards, and innovative teaching methods;
Skill and experience in using and teaching academic research tools including databases, discovery services, the open web and traditional library reference materials;
Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems and technical aptitude to learn new technologies;
Strong commitment to ongoing professional growth;
Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrol...ls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 structures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.