Thursday, February 02, 2017

Library Director - University of Saint Joseph

Library Director - University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT. Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of the Library will develop strategies to align the library services with the new strategic plan, with a commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and collaboration. Supported by a dedicated and talented library staff, the Director of the Library will use resources to support best practices in teaching and learning, and to advance research and scholarship. RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO): Direct and implement a strategic vision for the library through strong leadership, service, and communication skills that build effective relationships internally and externally. Exercise initiative and independent thinking. Manage all aspects of the library including hours of operation, collection development, digital resources, personnel, and budget. Provide effective research services and the promotion of information literacy skills using technology to enhance library services. Respond to faculty and student needs with innovation and resourcefulness aligned to the University’s curriculum and the library's goals and initiatives. Manage collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, database management, and reference services. Foster an inclusive learning environment for diverse students who have varied abilities, interests, educational goals, and needs. Develop and implement measures and statistical reports to assess, evaluate, and improve library resources, services, usage, and finances. Facilitate collaboration and outreach activities including the sharing of resources in cooperation with other libraries. Foster continuing education and professional development for all library personnel. Monitor and evaluate current best practices in academic libraries and information literacy concepts to appropriately plan for future library development. Participate in grant proposal writing. Keep abreast of new technologies and library services through ongoing engagement with professional associations. QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited, master's degree in Library or Information Science or related field. Five to seven years of broad-based experience in academic libraries with supervisory and leadership experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work collegially, balance and prioritize assignments, manage multiple projects, and problem solve. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public. Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, database management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University a plus. Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. GRADE 41. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.