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General Statement of Duties: The executive director will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to advance the library and its core mission, to expand its role within the university’s curriculum and community, and to lead the development of creative and innovative programming. Experience in library management, including strategic planning and assessment, is essential. The executive director should also have experience with the latest developments in pedagogy, as well as innovative library technologies and initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess understanding of the tenure process and have experience working in a unionized environment. The executive director will further work collaboratively with the academic deans to develop and implement policies and programs that support the university’s academic mission, including in key areas of information literacy, and s/he will be responsible for developing partnerships with external constituencies that will assist in strengthening the university’s strategic goal of community outreach. The executive director will participate in and contribute to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working in consultation with the professional librarians and staff, define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities of the library while supporting the university’s mission and strategic plan.
- Provide administrative and academic stewardship for library facilities, resources, and services.
- Oversee recruitment, supervise library staff; mentor librarians; support and facilitate library staff professional development.
- Develop and maintain a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity and inclusion and values creativity, teamwork, innovation and transparency.
- Work with academic departments to achieve mutual goals for the educational programs of the university.
- Work with the Technology Department to investigate, implement, and assess new technologies and their impact on student learning.
- Establish collaborative relationships across campus and with other institutions to ensure the library is meeting the needs of all constituents.
- Foster the use of library services within all educational programs, including distance education and online courses, assuring equity in access.
- Participate in the university’s Strategic Plan and Academic Plan. Direct program development for the campus library, including the development of annual goals and objectives aligned to strategic plan, academic plan, technology plan, and facilities plan.
- Serve as primary liaison while building relationships for the Library with community members, staff, faculty and students, constituents, and various external organizations.
- In consultation with library staff, responsible for formulating and implementing policies as they relate to library services.
- Oversee the development, coordination, planning, access, and policies for print and digital collections.
- Prepare various reports for the University and outside agencies as needed.
- Represent the library at professional organizations and committees (e.g., MCCLPHEI, ARC, etc.).
- Perform other related duties with or without accommodation as assigned.