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Library Director

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About SUNY Orange:
SUNY Orange was founded in 1950 as the first county-sponsored community college in the State University of New York system.

The college has earned its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in meeting the needs of its students and the area it primarily serves. SUNY Orange was the first two-year college in the nation to offer the associate degree nursing program and studies in electron microscopy; and in 1982, the college was the first community college to plan and co-sponsor with local chambers of commerce a business institute.

SUNY Orange has touched the lives of countless numbers of the county's 350,000 residents through its credit programs, non-credit programming and cultural events. As the needs of the community grow, the college will continue to play a significant role in the county's endeavor to face the challenges and to profit from the opportunities that await it.

Job Description:
SUNY Orange is seeking a Library Director who is a technologically diverse individual with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching as well as student learning and success.  The Library Director will provide strategic leadership for both libraries at the college in accordance with the needs, mission and goals.  The Library Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Libraries.  This will include actively promoting the Libraries to the campus and community; planning, implementing and assessing initiatives to enhance services and collections to further the creative use of emerging technologies in library services and operations.  In this leadership role, the Library Director will recruit, assign duties, train and supervise Library staff. 


Education Required: Master's Degree in Library Science   

Experience Required: Minimum of five years of  library experience with demonstrated history of administration, personnel and budget management; supervisory experience; demonstrated knowledge of trends and practices in information literacy, and emerging  technologies. Experience developing and administering a comprehensive collection of print, non-print and electronic educational materials.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Community college experience
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain collegial working relationships with library staff, students, faculty, administration and the public
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, delays or unexpected events
  • Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites
  • Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying:
  December 31, 2018

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.  Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Wendy Holmes, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, [email protected]

Position begins as soon as possible

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at http://occc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104133

Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Name, Address and Telephone # of three (3) references

After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/1/2019
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