| Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Administrative Staff Posted On: Fri Sep 23 2016 Job Description: |
The Director of Library Services inspires an environment of innovation, collaboration, and outstanding service, and builds relationships with new and prospective partners. As a transformational leader, the director promotes a vision that combines the traditional role of the academic library with the increasing presence of information technologies in a dynamic environment. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status.
The 44,000 square foot Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library, opened in 1993, fosters collaborative, active learning and the integration of academic and student life. It has more than 600,000 items in various formats, several computer labs, Learning Commons areas, the university archives, the Thomas Merton Collection, and a juvenile/young adult literature collection. The library building also houses the Academic Development and Support Center (including tutoring, testing, and disabilities accommodations), Educational Opportunity Fund office, and Writing Center. The Director supervises 5 professional librarians, 9 full-time staff members and a number of part-time staff members.
- Plan and manage all aspects of library operations: budget, personnel, services, program planning, development and assessment, facilities and equipment.
- Implement university mission and vision through strategic planning.
- Plan and implement new and enhanced user-services, including information literacy and remote access for populations at off-campus instructional locations.
- Manage the transformation of the library into a collaborative, active learning space where content, technology and services intersect to support and enhance student learning and the university's plan to integrate academic and student life.
- Create library policies in collaboration with library faculty members.
- Coordinate and participate in collection development and management of library collections
- Collaborate with the institution in the development of grant proposals related to library services
- Collaborate with Office of Information Technology on integration of emerging technologies and provision of electronic resources to the university community.
- Lead in an open and collaborative manner.
- Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
- Provide reference service and information literacy instruction as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Office of the Provost
- Master's degree in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and an earned second master's/advanced degree.
- Minimum five years full-time collegiate library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, preferably including at least two years in a supervisory role.
- Effectiveness in leadership, management and decision-making in a collegial environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in academic librarianship and in higher education.
- Experience with assessment and strategic planning.
- Experience with library consortia.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, the latest technological applications in libraries (such as discovery systems) and their use to advance teaching, research and learning.
- Experience in information literacy initiatives.
- Evidence of continuing scholarship and professional participation.
- Commitment to making the library into a more collaborative, active learning space and to working with other academic units to collaboratively provide services to students.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with library staff, faculty, students, and administrators.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.