Library Director Job Description Sample
Each candidate should submit a resume, cover letter, and official application. Candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to submit other documents which will help give a full impression of the candidate as an educator and a professional. Such documents might include transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Please submit all materials to Marian Catholic's Principal, Mr. Steve Tortorello, by mail, email, or fax.
Marian Catholic High School
Attn – Mr. Steve Tortorello
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL
For more information on Marian Catholic, please visit www.marianchs.com
Position Library Director
Reports To: Principal
Supervises: Assistant Librarian and student aids
Job Goals: To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and
ethical users of information
To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and
units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness
To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program
is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and
is an integral component of the learning/instructional program
Possesses an MLS or MA with a major in library science.
Possesses a teaching certificate for 9-12.
Possesses appropriate state certification as a school librarian.
Has had previous high school teaching and supervisory experience
Has had previous library experience
Has computer knowledge about automated systems and other library information systems.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Library Director demonstrates his or her role as a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the school library program, and a professional member of the school library community by:
- serving on decision making teams in the school
- taking an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities
- benchmarking the school library program to school, state, and national program standards
- sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and board meetings
- creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based
- instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
- sharing with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies
- concerning such issues as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, and acceptable use
- encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
- maintaining active memberships in professional associations
- remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and
- educational research applicable to school library programs
- advocating for school library programs and the guiding principles of the school library profession
Library Director is an active, accessible, and informed proponent of the school library profession by:
- advocating, communicating, and promoting opportunities to improve the profession
- maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library
- website, parent newsletter, e-mail, and other formats.
- using local, state, national, and international school library data and research to engage support
- maintaining an effective public relations program
- promoting the ethical use of information
As an instructional partner the Library Director works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning objectives, and information resources. The Library Director demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
- participating in the curriculum development process to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners
- collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate information literacy and foster critical thinking
- participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
- joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
- providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school
As information specialist, the Library Director provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information and Digital Citizenship. The Library Director ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
- in accordance with school policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community.
- cooperating and networking with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school through the use of interlibrary loan.
- evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning,
- supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services
- understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of those listed
- organizing the collection for maximum and effective use
As a teacher, the Library Director empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The Library Director supports students' success by guiding them in:
reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
using information for defined and self-defined purposes
building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
embracing the world of information and all its formats
working with peers in successful collaboration for learning
Provides Freshman with library orientation
Provides formal instruction on the research process with junior and senior English classes
Provides formal instruction on the research process with other disciplines doing research activities.
Provides individualized instruction to students and staff on the research process
As program administrator, the Library Director works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The Library Director maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
- using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
- ensuring that school library program is aligned with school long-range strategic plans
- using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing programs
- generating evidence in practice that demonstrates efficacy and relevance of the school library instructional program
- conducting ongoing action research and evaluation that creates data that is used to inform continuous program improvement
- supervising and evaluating assistant librarian and student aids.
- preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
- establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
- creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
- selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes
- participating in the recruiting, hiring, and training assistant librarian and student aids.
- ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments.
Library - Director
The Director of Library is responsible for planning, implementation, management and evaluation of all library services. Will handle issues ranging from strategic Planning and Budgeting to collection development and reference and instructional services. Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Key Job Elements
Prepare annual library operating and capital budgets.
Write and submit various reports to campus community as well as regional, national and programmatic accreditations as needed.
Collaborate with the library committee, faculty, department heads, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library collections meet user needs.
Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library's collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
Develop, supervise and provide library services that may include circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, information literacy activities, and campus community outreach.
Write and update library policy and procedure documents, in close consultation with Academic Affairs.
Oversee library technology, including procurement and maintenance of hardware, software and AV equipment.
Select, train, supervise and evaluate library service personnel.
Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development.
Other Duties as assigned.
Campus Head of Academic Affairs
Executive Committee, librarians, faculty, students, staff
Library Personnel (No.# of Direct Reports varies by school)
Master's Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
At least 7 to 10 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies
Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
Superior organizational skills
Work effectively as either a leader or team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
Ability to develop and coordinate collection processes.
Selection and training.
Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.
Work Environment & Notice
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
DCEH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
DCEH is a Veteran Friendly Employer.
Director Of Library Services
Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowes beautiful campus is minutes from the renowned Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowes diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University invites applicants for the Director of Library Services for the AT&T Library and Technology Resource Center located on the campus of Harris-Stowe State University. The University, with a history of serving the Metropolitan St. Louis area for more than 150 years, seeks an innovative, dynamic leader committed to establishing a world class library facility that supports the mission, vision, and academic activities of the University.
The AT&T Library and Technology Resource Center provides all the instructional resources necessary to support all academic degree programs and student and faculty research. Its holdings exceed 150,000 volumes and over 500 periodical titles. Furthermore, the University participates in the Missouri Online Bibliographic Information User System (MOBIUS) that affords borrowing from over fifty-five academic libraries containing over 20 million volumes. The AT&T Library and Technology Resource Center also contains meeting facilities and a computer lab that can be used for webinars, teaching and training.
The Director of the AT&T Library and Technology Resource Center is responsible for the overall administration of library services. This includes supervision of library staff, facility and resource management, oversight of collections and the acquisition of new materials, budget supervision, strategic planning, and oversight of the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute. It is the expectation of the director to collaborate with academic units, faculty, staff and students to advance the role of the Library in supporting the academic mission and vision of the University. The Director of Library Services will report to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
An earned Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressive leadership experience in supervising or managing library personnel.
Advanced understanding of digital technologies and trends in library and information science.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience in working with diverse populations and demonstrated support and enhancement of diversity in both faculty and student populations.
Strong ability to relate to and work effectively with academic units, deans, faculty, and students.
Experience with strategic planning, assessment and evaluation.
Terminal degree in related field.
Experience with securing grants and fundraising initiatives.
Five (5) years of management experience
Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and eye care options
Receive rich medical premiums
Pension account matched at up to 19.45%
Tuition remission including qualifying dependents
Savings annuity plans
Tax Savings Benefit through Missouri State Employees Cafeteria Plan
On-site fitness center
Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three references online.
Please submit your application and additional documents online at
Director Of Library Technology And Collection Management - Admin
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Job ID: 13440
Director of Library Technology and Collection Management
April 6, 2018
Open until filled
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Job Title: Director of Library Technology and Collection Management
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Job ID: 13440
Full/ Part Time: Full Time
Job Code: 3312
Department: Library Services
The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.
$44,712 - $153,204
Anticipated Starting Salary:
$85,000 - $95,000
The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, is the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the 339,000 square foot library serves as the hub of the campus community.
It provides innovative services including technology lending to both faculty and students, a growing digital repository, integrated information literacy instruction, and student-centered campus partnerships. The library has helped lead the CSU's transition to a system-wide unified library management system, ALMA, with full transition to be completed prior to the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
The library has over a million print volumes, hundreds of thousands of electronic resources, and significant special collections of children's literature, teacher resources, music and media, World's Fair materials, local and regional history, and hosts numerous rotating exhibitions and campus and community events. The library also uses 3M's RFID system to safeguard its assets.
Library personnel include 18 library faculty, 39 support staff, and 29 FTE student assistants. For more information, visit https://library.fresnostate.edu/.
The Director of Library Technology and Collection Management reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves as a member of the library's senior leadership team which plans library-wide services, facilitates operations, and resolves issues. The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection Management Division including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats.
The Director also leads this division in meeting and expanding library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State. The Director also oversees and provides infrastructure support to promote the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR) as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the University.
As a leader, the Director will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, this person is responsible for library-wide planning and policy making. The incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Henry Madden Library.
Director Of Library Services
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit: The mission of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization, and interpretation of information resources.
In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as a major cultural resource for the community and the region at large. Primary Purpose of the Position: The role of the Director of Library Services is to provide effective administration and leadership for the academic library function that support the teaching, research and learning goals of the university.
The Director is responsible for ensuring and evaluating the implementation of existing and emerging technologies that improve the delivery of library services, operations and resources. The director ensures that the library’s strategic plan supports the goals of the university and is implemented and revised as required. The director evaluates the collections, manages the budget, supervises appropriate staff and ensures that high quality programs and services are available.
In addition, he/she will partner with faculty, staff, student representatives and other administrative officials in developing new library programming. The director will lead the charge to provide effective information literacy programming for both students and faculty. Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library with at least two years being in a supervisory role
UCR Library Director Of Planning And Budget
UCR Library Director of Planning and Budget
Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201803288531 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $84,500 - $125,500
The Library Director of Planning and Budget is responsible for managing the planning, budgeting, procurement and facilities operations of the University Library.
Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master of Business Administration (MBA) Preferred
Licenses License Requirement Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Preferred
Experience Requirement Minimum of 9 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous environment, maintain confidentiality, and employ tact and diplomacy.
Ability to accurately apply a wide variety of policies and procedures.
Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision to supervised staff and foster a motivating and engaged environment. Ability to proactively manage employee performance, establish goals for supervised staff and work continuously to promote achievement of the established goals. Ability to effectively delegate and hold supervised staff accountable for successful completion of assignments.
Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
Ability to display initiative and remain flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.
Prior experience working in an academic research library
Demonstrated knowledge of the operations of an academic research library.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the challenges of managing library materials acquisition budgets.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
Graduate School of Education
- 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering
- 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Library Director (Non-Classified*)
The Riverside Public Library is currently recruiting for a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its Library Director. An upbeat and confident individual is sought who will continue the Library's exceptional progress toward becoming a vital educational, cultural, and social focal point for the community. The selected candidate will be a forward thinker with a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university, as well as five (5) years of progressively responsible professional public library experience with at least two (2) years at a senior management level gained either as a Library Director or as an assistant in a high growth city or county.
- Positions designated as non-classified are exempt from the classified service. The incumbent will be appointed "at-will" and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.
The Library Director recruitment is being administered by Bob Murray & Associates.
For a complete position description please click here: Library Director.
To apply, please click HERE. Filing deadline August 12, 2018.
Please contact Valerie Phillips, with Bob Murray & Associates at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions.
Director Of Library And Museum Services
City of Louisville, Colorado
Director of Library and Museum Services
Annual salary range: $103,188 to $153,504
The city offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Established in 1878, Louisville retains connections to its modest mining and agricultural beginnings while continuing to transform into one of the most livable, innovative, and economically diverse communities in the United States. Covering nine square miles, Louisville has a population of 20,570 residents and is in Boulder County, about six miles east of Boulder and a short commute northwest of Downtown Denver.
With almost 1700 acres of designated open space, Louisville also has 29 parks and over 32 miles of interconnecting trails for biking and hiking. In addition to abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, Louisville residents have access to arts and culture, sports, great restaurants, and the state's third highest ranked school district. Residents and visitors experience a vibrant, authentic Main Street experience with extensive outdoor dining, a thriving craft beer industry, an in-season farmer's market, and a variety of community activities. This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative and visionary leader to join an engaged community in championing a state-of-the-art library and historical museum collection, in partnership with a talented and committed staff.
Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Director plans, coordinates, and directs the overall programming, activities, and systems of both the Library and the Museum in support of the organization's mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will be a library and museum champion, a relationship builder with a collaborative approach, and a politically savvy administrator capable of furthering a strategic plan and leading capital improvement projects. The Library and Museum function as two separate divisions with individual budgets and the Director will oversee both budgets, $1,586,730 and $192,870 respectively, as well as supervision of 31 FTE including 5 direct reports.
A Master's degree program from an American Library Association accredited college or university with major coursework in Library Science and Museum Studies (or Anthropology), and a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible experience in professional public library administration that included oversight of museum services is required. Experience must also have included at least five years of management and supervisory experience.
Hands-on experience in both museum and library activities is preferred, as is experience working with a historical library collection. ALA certification as a Certified Public Library Administrator is also preferred.
To apply for this rewarding position, please send cover letter, current salary and résumé (showing size of staff and budgets managed, and both years and months of current and prior employment dates), six work-related references and current salary. Please submit your materials to https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=369
For additional information about this position, please contact:
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3461
To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
City of Louisville, Colorado website: www.louisvilleco.gov
The City of Louisville, Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.
Director Of Library Development
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, articulate, and energetic individual to lead the University Library's advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director of Library Development is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities in support of fundraising for the University Library and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs.
In conjunction with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, UNC's Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs, and in coordination with the University's overall fundraising program, the Director is responsible for cultivating and leading efforts to work with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise significant private funds for the University Library. Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Director will provide leadership and management of the Library's development team of two major gifts officers and three support staff. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, the Director participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library and will work to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the library and with the Friends of the Library Board.
To be successful in this position, the Director will embrace and articulate the mission of the University Library; develop an extensive working knowledge of its campus libraries, departments, and operations; and create opportunities for prospects and donors to learn about how the University Library is the academic heart of the campus and plays an integral role in supporting the research enterprise, preserving the scholarly record, and facilitating student learning. The Director leads the development team of 5 F.T.E. as they plan, organize, and execute outreach and development activities for the Library. Required: Bachelor's degree Demonstrated management and leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
Seven years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or academic libraries, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts. Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising. Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving administrators, librarians, archivists, library staff, volunteers, and donors.
Ability to effectively establish objectives, priorities, and achieve individual and team goals. Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred: Knowledge of libraries or background directly applicable to the library environment. Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina. Capital campaign experience in a research university setting.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library science. Track record of working effectively with a Board.Bachelor's degree required.
Director Of The Cleveland Health Sciences Library
The Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library (CHSL) reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The director provides management, strategic leadership and vision in support of the mission of the CHSL and directs the daily operations of the library, and assures that the resources represented by the library are accessible and serve the needs of the academic and research communities, including academic programs, faculty teaching and research and student learning and research, represented by the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the university community and the Greater Cleveland medical community generally. The director is responsible for integrating new technologies into the efficient operation of the Library in its various campuses. The director will work closely with the university library system and the various school and university information management departments to sustain and improve the use of these technologies and modernize the library's functions. The director will work closely with the Associate Provost and University Librarian and represents CHSL within the university library system to collaborate and coordinate on the development and delivery of library services to the university community. In addition the director works with local, regional and national library associations and organizations.
- Oversee the Allen Memorial Medical Library, the Health Center Library, and the Health Education campus library. Responsible for the budget, personnel, collection development, facilities, policies and procedures, technology needs of the Library. Develop objectives, strategies and plans for addressing short- and long-term library issues, develop library services, coordinate library and scholarship repository projects, coordinate space planning efforts (including collection access and storage). Assure the delivery of quality services to faculty and students, and other library users through the establishment of policies and procedures. Provide leadership in evaluating existing services and in developing new services. (40%)
- Counsel faculty and students in devising research strategies and identifying and using appropriate research materials in all formats. Advise and instruct students concerning research and citation issues. Provide and coordinate training and instruction to library staff in various aspects of conducting research. Provide training for school staff concerning library services. (15%)
- Maintain awareness of resource sharing and document delivery opportunities and developments. Maintain awareness of relevant developments and professional issues through review of professional literature and attendance at professional conferences and workshops. (10%)
- Conduct appropriate original research. Consult as necessary with colleagues on a local, regional and national basis. Publish articles in library science literature. Present at professional conferences. Plan, prepare and deliver presentations to local area libraries and assist in coordinating local programs. (10%)
- Coordinate with other campus library administrators on campus concerning university-wide library services and issues. Represent the library through service on various university, school, and faculty committees in support of education and research. (5%)
- Manage and extend collaborative relationships with hospital, departmental, other university libraries and other groups and organizations to enhance library services, access remote information and optimize the use of resources. (5%)
- Oversee and direct the development and maintenance of the library website. Coordinate with the school webmaster concerning the library's needs with regard to the Internet and Intranet. (2%)
- Maintain awareness of updates and changes in university's automated library system, and communicate those changes to staff. (3%)
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the library in meeting stakeholders' needs. Direct data collection for quality control, evaluation and program planning for the library and preparation of reports on services. (5%)
- Establish and maintain the positive organizational climate for awareness of user needs and quality service delivery. (3%)
- Participate in university and professional school accreditation reports and self-study. (2%)
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Department: Frequent contact with the dean, faculty, staff and students of the school.
University: Regular contact with other university students, faculty, and professional staff of other campus libraries, the associate provost and university librarian, the general counsel's office, and other non-library related departments.
External: Regular contact with publishers and other content providers. Moderate contact with alumni and members of the librarianship communities.
Students: Regular contact with undergraduate and graduate students in CWRU health sciences programs.
Directly supervise professional staff and department assistant. Indirectly supervise students, interns, and temporary employees.
Experience: 10 years of related experience with a minimum 5 years in successful administration of library operations with increasing supervisory experience, required.
Education/Licensing: ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Services required. Preference will be given to candidates with health sciences library experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents, including legal documents.
Ability to work independently and exercise considerable independent judgment.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to function effectively in a team environment and to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
Ability to assess needs, assign priorities, set goals and objectives, develop strategies, evaluate outcomes and make recommendations.
Ability to translate directives into plans for action, to coordinate with others, to schedule projects and maintain follow-up to completion, to address unanticipated problems and to bring projects to completion.
Ability to initiate appropriate organizational change.
Ability to make sound and informed decisions; to perceive the impact and implications of decisions; and to commit to action, even in uncertain circumstances.
Ability to motivate and guide others toward goal accomplishment and to coach, mentor and counsel staff.
Ability to negotiate and to advocate a position in seeking mutually acceptable solutions.
Ability to deal effectively and sensitively with confidential and difficult personnel matters.
Ability to mediate difficult situations.
Strong skills in using the Internet and other electronic resources for research.
Strong knowledge of resources and research strategies.
Strong knowledge of and familiarity library collections and government documents.
Ability to meet consistent attendance.
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
Typical office environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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