Monday, March 15, 2010

Director of Library Services

POSITION TITLE: Director of Library Services

POSITION RANK: Administrator VII

DEPARTMENT: Library Services

SUPERVISOR: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Through collaborative governance and participatory decision making, provides leadership for every aspect of Library operations including strategic planning, development and promotion of Library services, staff and fiscal administration.

Supervises professional and support staff.

Manages the fiscal administration of the Library including preparation of the annual budget, establishment and maintenance of appropriate budgetary procedures, etc. Works with Library staff to prepare departmental budgets.

Provides leadership to plan, implement, and evaluate University-wide Library services appropriate for an academic library.

Hires, supervises and evaluates Library faculty and staff .

Develops collaborative relationships with academic departments, Information Technology Services and library consortia.

Ensures compliance with academic and accreditation assessment standards.

Promotes University-wide information fluency standards and efficient use of Library learning resources.

Supervises and provides support to Library departments for maintaining quality services, strong collections and programs.

Actively advocates for the needs of the Library and promotes its services to the University community and beyond. Oversees the preparation of proposals and applications for external funding.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science program (MLS) or the equivalent and six years of experience in academic library administration required. Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement library services policies and procedures, manage complex budgets and supervise faculty and staff required. Demonstrated knowledge of technological applications and trends in university libraries required. Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

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