Head of Content Services and Development Librarian

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Purpose: Dacus Library seeks an innovative and engaged librarian for a position with oversight and management duties in content services and library development, and additional reference and library instruction responsibilities in the main library. We seek an individual eager to embrace a broad-based and imaginative role and who is open to innovation and eager to take on the challenges of the changing library and archives environment.

Major Responsibilities:

x Empowers student learning and engagement through the processing of library materials

x Works innovatively with Public Services to improve overall delivery of library services

x Possesses familiarity with OCLC’s WorldShare Management System, or similar LSP

x Assesses the work of Content Services in accordance with SACSOC and other accrediting standards, and prepares accreditation reports as required x Seeks new ways of delivering services with existing staff but configuring those staff to meet the demands of 21st Century librarianship

x Participates in the formulation of both short- and long-range library policies as a member of the Library’s senior management team

x Leads the planning process within the unit but with an eye to the future; leads and manages the process of evaluating and improving workflow efficiency

x Directly supervises Content Services including evaluation of library faculty and staff based upon university standards

x Supervises the creation and maintenance of the Library’s records concerning the purchasing and processing of resources for the Library’s collections

x Identifies special project needs in conjunction with public services; plans (including writing vendor specifications), supervises and evaluates projects

x Documents Content Services’ policies and works collaboratively with units inside and outside the library

x Teaches information literacy classes as needed and/or instructed

x Maintains a functional knowledge of University and State purchasing and accounting regulations, particularly in regard to the acquisition of library resources

x Communicates effectively among internal and external stakeholders x Assists in the performance of reference duties as assigned

x Represents the Dean when needed

x Maintains LibGuide pages as needed

x Writes library-wide or library-specific grants for both long and short-term library growth

x Works with the Winthrop Office of Development on fund-raising activities

x Acts as the liaison to the Friends of Dacus Library, overseeing its operations, meetings, and work

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program and at least one year of library experience at department head or chair level. Desired Qualifications: Twelve or more months working as a reference librarian in an academic library and some fund-raising training and/or experience.

Work Environment: This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to work with the outside community, local public schools, other universities, and international schools/companies/partners.

Employment Conditions: A twelve-month, full-time appointment with faculty rank. Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications.

Background Check Statement: Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Position Availability: August 1, 2017 Application Timeline and Procedures: Review of applicants will begin on June 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Required materials: a. Application letter, evidence of responsibilities and qualifications, and curriculum vitae; b. Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally; c. Transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved. All materials should be submitted electronically to: Dacus Library Search Chair, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, E-mail: dacussearch@winthrop.edu