Library Director

POSITION TITLE: Library Director
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Library
STATUS: Full Time Faculty
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Student Employees

SUMMARY OF WORK: The Director of the Jane Carey Memorial Library is responsible for the planning, organization, administration and assessment of the library/media services of the College. The Library Director is a faculty member who reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Must be a self-starter, creative problem solver, excellent organizer with high energy to meet deadlines and to manage a demanding schedule. This position requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing; read written material; adhere to written policies and procedures.

JOB CHARACTERSTICS AND AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Nature of Work:     

  • General Administrative Duties:
    • Develop library goals, objectives and services which coordinate with the institutional mission and purposes.
    • Develop and implement library/media policies and procedures.
    • Prepare a budget for the library program and maintain records of all library financial matters, including grants, foundations, or other monies as well as the general fund.
    • Recommend, supervise and evaluate library staff.
    • Provide continuous evaluation of the library program based on stated goals and objectives.
    • Prepare reports and statistical collections required by the college or state and federal agencies.
  • General Library Duties:
    • Oversee the selection and purchase of all library materials and equipment, including the following:
    • Ensure materials support the curriculum;
    • Actively solicit help from faculty with suggestions for purchase and recommendations for withdrawals;
    • Scan appropriate reviews and selection tools on an ongoing basis to identify potential additions to the collection;
    • Evaluate gift materials to determine if they should be added to the collection;
    • Determine if missing/lost/worn/withdrawn materials should be replaced; and
    • Update Collection Management Policy on a regular basis.
    • Organize all materials following accepted library standards, including cataloging and circulation procedures for the shared automated library system.
    • Oversee the circulation procedures of the library, including overdue collection.
    • Provide interlibrary loan as an extension to locally available resources.
    • Maintain close contact with college administration and faculty and relate the role of the library to the instructional program of the college, including the following:
  • Establish communications with faculty and staff through campus mail, e-mail, and individual and group meetings;
  • Inform users of new acquisitions, changes, interesting web sites, etc.; and
  • Meet with academic faculty as needed.
    • Serve on college committee to provide communication regarding library issues:
    • Serve on college committees to coordinate library resources and services with the college‚Äôs programs.
    • Investigate new trends and techniques in the library field:
      • Participate in professional development to remain current in the library field.
    • Create and maintain an archive of college-related materials.
    • Provide access to library resources and services to DCC distance education students.
  • Instructional Duties:
    • Develop a climate which encourages users to take full advantage of library/media services, including the following:
    • Provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere;
    • Create exhibits which highlight library resources and services; and
    • Provide web-based and printed guides to library resources and services.
  • Provide instruction in library use and reference services on an individual basis as needed to all library users.
  • Provide instruction in library use to groups as requested, including Orientation sessions for new students.
  • Provide assistance to faculty, administration and staff in continuing education and current awareness in their fields.
  • Community Relations:
    • Communicate and cooperate with other libraries in the community and beyond.
    • Assist in public relations activities in order to communicate the activities of the library to students, faculty, administration and the community.
    • Perform other relevant duties as assigned for the successful operation and well-being of the college.
  • Technology Support: Assist faculty and staff in the creation, support, and training of departmental technology services including but not restricted to:
    • Workshops on technology literacy & research
    • Development and oversight of online learning technology
    • Testing support
  • Provide research and instruction services to students, faculty and staff using a broad range of print and web-based sources; teaches library instruction sessions and collaborates with faculty in the creation of online course content as requested; provides service desk as needed; resolves problems and interprets library policy and procedure for users.
  • Provide research assistance by appointment and responds to questions face-to-face and online. Teaches library instruction sessions and consults with faculty to develop appropriate information literacy content, based on course assignments.
  • Provide service desk assistance including checking out materials, handling fines, and assisting users with printing, photocopying and scanning.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports and related documents; handles and distributes mail; answers phone; orders and inventories office supplies; maintains files and special records; operates equipment related to departmental operations; schedules appointments for workshops and tutoring sessions; acts as contact person.
  • Direct and coordinate activities and schedules student workers. Works with students to accomplish project goals in a timely manner. Guides students on the use of Library and Campus technology literacy projects.
  • Deliver quality services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.
  • Develop and effectively administer the departmental budgets, including budget forecasting, planning and monitoring of expenditures.
  • Maintain an exceptional student-centered/customer service environment.
  • Comply with College policies and procedures regarding work schedule, punctuality, leave requests, and confidentiality of all information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, where necessary to the operation and welfare of the College.

 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

DCC values professionalism in its employees. The following attributes and behaviors are identified as examples of what is expected of an employee:

  • Display empathy and caring regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and honest communication.
  • Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions.
  • Maintain proficiency as needed and approved by attending trainings, reading job-related materials, and meeting with others in area of responsibility.
  • Dress appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service interaction and community outreach.
  • Meet all required standards of confidentiality and safety. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Earned BS in Library Science degree (MS preferred) and 3 years experience.
  • Excellent team leadership and management skills, including ability to motivate, build consensus, evaluate performance, and facilitate training and professional development.
  • Maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated high quality oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills/technology skills including experience with web-based student services environments and student information systems. Ellucian Banner experience preferred.

COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:

  • Completed Dawson Community College application
  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of college transcripts
  • Three professional references (names, addresses, and phone numbers)

INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO:
Human Resources Department
hr@dawson.edu
406-377-9412

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