Friday, February 13, 2009

Associate Dean, Library

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Associate Dean, Library

Improving people’s lives through learning since 1949, Elgin Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college offering career and technical education, university transfer programs, corporate and continuing education, and academic development.

ECC is one of the largest community colleges in Illinois, serving approximately 480,000 people and 12,120 businesses within the 360 square-mile district, located approximately 40 miles northwest of the city of Chicago. ECC consists of two campuses, its Main Campus located in southwest Elgin, Illinois; the Fountain Square Campus is located in downtown Elgin.

The college is proud of its contributions to the educational enrichment of the District 509 community, and it continues to adapt its mission, vision, and values to the ever-changing needs of our constituents. We are currently accepting applications for an Associate Dean, Library.

Function: This position is responsible for the planning, direction, organization, and administration of all operations of ECC library: strategically manage traditional and digital library services and information technologies to enhance learning and information access. The scope of the activities includes supervision of librarians and library support staff, library service scheduling, supervision of evaluation and selection of library collections and equipment, implementing and assessing the library functions and integrations into the academic and student success priority of the campus, and promoting continuous improvement of library operations.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Minimum 5 years of increasing responsibility in creative administrative leadership of library operations and services. A strong commitment to the educational role of the library. Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services and instruction. Clear understanding of information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education. Demonstrated experience with library resources: collection (print and non-print) and technology. Demonstrated experience with library budget development and management. Demonstrated understanding of the major issues facing higher education in general and community colleges and academic libraries in particular. Evidence of public presentation and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college faculty and administrators. An appreciation of a multicultural work environment.

Response Information: To receive full consideration, send a complete application packet which should include an ECC employment application, resume, and college transcripts (copies are acceptable with initial application, originals are required upon employment) to:

Elgin Community College
Human Resources Dept.
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847-214-7403

For detailed job posting and to download the ECC employment application, please visit our web site at:

Look for details on our upcoming Diversity Recruitment Fair in April!

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