"FT UNIT PROFESSIONAL MCCC/MTA"
DATE: May 10, 2011
POSITION: Coordinator of Library Services
RESPONSIBILITIES: Middlesex Community College seeks an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking Coordinator of Library services to work as part of the library leadership team in the Lowell campus Dobelle Library. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for supervising all aspects of the operations of the Lowell campus Dobelle Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users. Participates in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the Libraries' strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, service-oriented with a good understanding of assessment tools and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: Complete Functional Job Description and Position Classification Is Below.
POSITION REPORTS TO: Assistant Dean, Academic Resources & Instructional Technologies
QUALIFICATIONS: Complete Functional Job Description and Position Classification Is Below.
SALARY RANGE: The full salary range for this Grade 6 position is $55,391 - $80,317. The starting salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of the MCCC/MTA Agreement commensurate with education and experience.
START DATE: July, 2011
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2011
TO APPLY: SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA 01730
Middlesex Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, qualified disability or veteran status in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B.
Coordinator of Library Services
General Statement of Duties: Responsible for supervising all aspects of the operations of the Lowell campus Dobelle Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users. Participates in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the Libraries' strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• As part of the library management team to represent the Lowell campus library, establishes and reviews policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Lowell campus. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Serves as an advocate for the unique needs of the diverse library users at our urban campus.
• Provides direct supervision of all full and part-time support staff at that library. Provides technical supervision of all professional staff at that library. Develops staff training materials, writes performance evaluations and conducts evaluation meetings. Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during open Lowell library hours.
• Coordinates the Lowell library practices and procedures with those of the other two departments of the MCC libraries; the Technical Services department and the Bedford campus library Public Services. Meets regularly with the other library coordinators to discuss, plan and make recommendations with regard to library services and policy.
• Coordinates both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assists with the ongoing development and revision of the library websites.
• Plans and implements programs of library instruction to support MCC's information literacy objectives. Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum. Guides other librarians in the preparation of materials in support of this instruction. Has exclusive responsibility for scheduling the Kerouac Room for library instruction and all other college use through the R25 scheduling software.
• Oversees the development of the Lowell library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials to be added to that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Lowell, and the unique needs of the population we serve. Supervises the annual inventory of the Lowell collection which includes discarding outdated or damaged materials as needed.
• Collaborates with faculty and contributes to the information needed to assess college programs through the program review process as well as programmatic accreditation where applicable.
• Organizes, prepares and presents professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to update their skills in information retrieval, assist them in developing instructional strategies to maximize student success in information literacy, and to showcase new resources offered by the library as they become available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities continued:
• Explores, develops, promotes and assesses the use of innovative tools in support of the library's information literacy instruction and virtual reference services. Supports the development of online collections and services. Creates and implements online learning modules to enhance the library's face-to-face instruction and web-based learning programs. Serves as the key contact for all questions and staff training in use of the Circulation functions of our ILS.
• Seeks out and helps implement new ways of providing library services and information to our users in response to continuing changes in library technology. Collaborates with librarians in NOBLE and MCCLPHEI to improve existing library services or implement new ones.
• Supervises all interlibrary loan activity in the Lowell library. Develops new services for providing ILL and document delivery as new technologies become available to us.
• Attends meetings relevant to the operation of the library and serves as the library's representative at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Academic Resources and Instructional Technology.
• Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence to ensure that we maintain a basic level of library service. Performs related tasks as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, service-oriented with a good understanding of assessment tools and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.
• Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, or closely related field; five(5) years experience and/or training involving library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging and library information systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change.
• Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others
• Evidence of leadership among library staff and faculty.
• Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty, and researchers.
• Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
• Demonstrated experience in working with students, staff and faculty of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER: HB UPS6
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under general direction, the purpose of the classification is to coordinate the daily activities of a Library or major function thereof. Employees in this classification provide professional library services to community users, students, faculty, and staff involving library operations and library resource development and access. Classification is responsible for assisting in the development, management and implementation of library policies and programs, budgets and assisting in the selection, training and evaluation of staff, providing circulation and reference services, developing/teaching bibliographic instruction and information literacy, assisting researchers in the use of print/electronic resources including online search services, CD-ROMs and networked information resources. Performs related work as directed.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Coordinates the daily activities of a Library or major function thereof, including the implementation and management of administrative functions within the Library. Assists in the development and management of departmental budget(s). Maintains records and prepares management reports.
Coordinates the development, delivery and assessment of instructional programs related to library services.
Provides leadership and direction to library staff by assessing work flow issues, reviewing work for quality and accuracy, including training and daily supervision to ensure program integrity. Participates in the selection of new staff. Conducts performance evaluations for support staff and assists in the preparation of performance evaluations for professional staff.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for the delivery of library services, ensures all policies are current, prepares and updates library publications including consumer information, instructional materials and training manuals.
Serves as administrative lead for library computer systems including maintaining comprehensive user manuals and databases.
Develops work and library service schedules.
Establishes and maintains vendor relationships.
Evaluates bids, contract proposals, equipment, hardware and software systems and prepares purchase/lease recommendations.
Monitors and maintains contract/purchase agreements including community user agreements.
Participates in strategic and long-range planning activities.
Provides reference services (i.e. answers reference questions and locates requested information, trains/assists patrons in locating/using print/electronic sources, performs on-line and internet searches as requested, assists with search strategies).
Assists with the management of the Library's collection, including acquisition processes.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS continued
Coordinates technical services and cataloging and circulation services programs.
Interacts with various agencies, individuals or organizations (i.e. attends meetings/events, serves on various committees and makes presentations as appropriate, collaborates with faculty on development of collection and development of class assignments using library materials; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, community groups, the public vendors, other libraries, outside agencies and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems; provides customer service; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution).
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e. maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; maintains current knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws/regulations; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions).
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Performs miscellaneous tasks related to library operations (i.e. answers telephones and records messages; schedules appointments; enters data into computer system; sorts mail; makes copies of documentation; replaces toner cartridges and troubleshoots paper jams in office machinery; files documentation; transmits documentation via facsimile machine; orders office supplies).
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in Library Science, or closely related field; with five (5) years experience and/or training involving library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging and library information systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Positions may require specialized training and/or experience related to a specific library function.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional counseling in addressing specific situations.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Massachusetts Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Massachusetts Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.