Friday, November 9, 2007

Director - Library Services - Madison Area Technical College

Director - Library Services-Madison Area Technical College application online


Administrative Salary Range 5 with a starting salary of $67,525 to $92,500 depending on qualifications and experience. MATC provides a generous benefit package. Newly hired Administrators serve a two-year probationary period.

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. We will complete our first review of applicants from applications received by Friday, December 7, 2007 and expect to fill the position as soon as possible.

This position provides leadership for the development, administration and oversight of library services at the six district libraries. It is responsible for delivering a range of programs and services that address library and learner support issues encourage students to become successful learners, and facilitate students' full participation in the learning college experience. The Director of Library Services works in collaboration with other members of the Learner Development team and college faculty/staff to model best practices of library services and to build flexible approaches to enhance students' learning. Duties include planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, policy formulation, promotion, evaluation, innovation, and communication with other departments and libraries.

This position reports to the Dean of Learner Development. The Associate Librarian and support (PSRP) staff within the libraries report to this position. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

1. Thorough understanding of the current and evolving role of the library in the learning college.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of information literacy and its application to academic library instruction programs in the higher education environment.

3. Thorough understanding of the effective application of information, computers, and multi-media technologies in libraries, including experience with automated library systems, computer networks, and Internet applications.

4. Demonstrated experience in the management, supervision, and training of professional and support staff across a multi-campus library district.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with library staff, college staff and faculty, and students.

6. Demonstrated skill in the promotion and enhancement of an environment that supports cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity policies, practices, and programs.

7. Ability to organize and lead teams in a collaborative work environment.

8. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and budget allocation.

9. Experience with an online course environment and library support for distance learning.

10. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with people of diverse social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.


1. Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

2. Five years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility as a professional librarian.

3. Twelve months (2000 hours) of work experience in a field other than education or library management in an educational institution.


Successful MATC managers develop and exhibit a number of competencies that have been selected to support and align with AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) guiding principles. Essential management competencies include leadership, managing people, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking. Common core competencies of collaboration, professionalism, customer service, conflict resolution/problem solving, adaptability and inclusive are also required. The following key competencies have been identified as essential for success in this position.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Designs work flows and procedures.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates collaboratively in meetings.

The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Provides leadership to the district libraries for the efficient and effective operation of programs and services.
a. Supervises and oversees the activities of all library staff.
b. Facilitates the defining of library objectives and unit plans based on organizational strategic plans.
c. Works collaboratively on the development and maintenance of library programs, services, activities, and budgets.
d. Ensures the coordination of all library programs and offerings to all students, including on-line and regional campus services, collaborating with the regional campus administrators to ensure implementation of library programs and services.
e. Fosters the development of self-directed work teams.
f. Establishes and implements policies and operating procedures.

2. Oversees the hiring, training/orientation, supervision, and termination of all library staff.
a. Facilitates sound management practices through individual evaluation and professional development plans for each staff member reporting directly to this position
b. Creates a staffing plan that addresses staffing needs at all the libraries, types of positions needed, selection of new staff, and duties to ensure the effective delivery of services.

3. Provides leadership in the management and operations of the library facilities, including; evaluation of usage, assessment of user needs, and future facilities planning for a supportive learning environment informed by the goals of the learning college.
a. Evaluates operations through usage and service reviews, statistical measurement, and user surveys.
b. Determines library space needs and initiates acquisition of new equipment.

4. Implements innovative services and makes effective use of current information and multi-media technology to meet the flexible learning needs of students.
a. Investigates the feasibility of new and alternative delivery methods for programs and services and works to implement said methods when appropriate.
b. Provides effective library support for online courses, distance education, and flexible learning strategies.
c. Addresses the need for programs and services related to information literacy.
d. Providing oversight of specific functions, such as automation, computer lab operations, technical services, media software implementation, library instruction, collection development/management, and inter-library loan.

5. Oversees the fiscal operations of the libraries:
a. Facilitates the preparation and monitoring of the budgets for all units within the library area. b. Identifies funding sources, develops proposals for available grant funding, and ensures the use of available resources.
c. Operates the libraries within the budgetary constraints. Develops short and long range plans for budget and capital needs and expenditures. Oversees strategic and operational planning.

6. Advocates for library instruction and services as integral elements of the learning college

7. Represents the library in local, state, and national professional associations, including the WTCS Library Managers group, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the American Library Association.

8. Participates in college committees and administrative meetings and provides suggestions to negotiating teams regarding the collective bargaining agreements. Communicates and plans cooperatively with administrators and faculty of the college

9. Demonstrates a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect, and integrity, as well as to the principles of continuous improvement

10. Performs other duties as assigned by the President or designee.

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