Director of Libraries

Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Mar 10, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
This is a 12 month position that directs all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services. • Prepares, administers, and monitors budgets for the libraries and facilitates budget for the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries’ bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies. • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies. • Prepares library sections of Middle States Association, ACEN, ACOTE, and other discipline accreditation and program approval reports. • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives. • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development. • Serves on college committees and task forces to ensure continuing library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching support of college programs, services, and activities. • Represents and promotes the college library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as a member of professional organizations and consortia at the local, state, and national levels. • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching services and direction. • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction. • Facilitates and supports the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching activities and resources. • Works in concert with the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and others to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process. Qualifications: Required: Master’s in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills. Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential. Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required. Additional Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefit package. Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of three references to: