Associate Dean - Library, AF1EASCDNLRC

Glen Ellyn, IL
Apr 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Associate Dean of Library is charged with academic leadership, management, development, planning and assessment of Library services utilizing effective communication. The Associate Dean exercises the authority delegated by the Division Dean for managing the operations of the Library, including personnel, Library Archives, budget, and facilities. Through continuous improvement efforts and assessment activities, the Associate Dean assists in the creation and development of strategic long-term planning of the Library. The Associate Dean understands the diverse areas of the Library and community it serves ensuring that its services reflect the mission and goals of the College.

Position Title: Associate Dean - Library, AF1EASCDNLRC

Duties of Position:

  • Build internal and external relationships to improve and promote programs to meet academic and community needs.
  • Represent the Library through participation in local, state and national consortiums.
  • Identify and recommend staffing needs to the Dean.
  • Evaluate full and part-time faculty and other staff as delegated by the Dean.
  • Screen, recruit, interview and select applicants for library faculty (full and part-time) positions, managerial staff, and classified staff.
  • Manage Library services and operations on a daily basis.
  • Develop and administer Library resources, including budgets, facilities, and grants.
  • Prepares annual plan and ensure appropriate alignment with overall Strategic Long Range Plan of the College.
  • Prepares and manages faculty schedules and liaison assignments.
  • Resolve concerns or recommend solutions to the Library's constituencies, including students, COD employees, and the larger community served.
  • Evaluate, analyze, administer, participate in developing, and recommend to the Dean institutional and divisional policies, procedures and activities regarding department activities, program development, program reviews, strategic planning, college-wide governance and daily operations of the Library.
  • Analyze and assess maximum use of facilities and resources for classrooms, labs, and equipment in area assigned.
  • Provide supervision, orientation, and support of department supervisors, lead faculty, full-time and part-time faculty in assignments, scheduling, identifying program needs, program assessments, and budgets.
  • Oversee automated systems in the Library.
  • Analyze enrollment and other data related to the Library, academic programs, and the College for trends to predict and recommend intervention strategies for the Library's support of the academic programs of the College.
  • Observe, evaluate and collaborate on professional development with faculty and staff. Ensure the availability of opportunities for professional development of all staff.
  • Assure compliance of the College with full-time and part-time faculty associations and governing agencies.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required to maintain the quality of the programs offered within the division and to fulfill the goals and mission of the College.

Experience and Education:



Five (5) years teaching/librarianship; 2 years administrative experience in an academic library at the post-secondary level; thorough understanding of and experience working within an academic union environment. Necessary skills include: demonstrated leadership and management skills, including strategic planning and assessment, understanding of higher education accreditation, highly developed interpersonal relationship and communication skills, and Experience with automated library management systems and knowledge of budget procedures. Experience in library and higher educational consortia and professional organizations.


Masters degree applicable to area of supervision (Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA accredited institution).



Above plus experience providing academic services to a broad range of students in a community college environment is desirable. Familiarity with educational software, instructional technology.


Above plus evidence of continuing professional education.

Equipment & Working Conditions:

Microcomputer, standard business application software and other equipment necessary to assist in the operation of the unit.

General office environment, minimum 40 hours per week during daytime hours, some additional evening or weekend hours necessary on as needed basis.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.

Department: Library - LRC

Position Type: Full time - FT

Pay Type: Salary Exempt


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