Saturday, July 22, 2006

Director of Library Services - Southern CT State University

Director of Library Services - Southern Connecticut State University seeks a diverse pool of candidates from which to choose a creative and energetic individual of high integrity, professional candor and visionary leadership who will assume overall responsibility for the heart of the university's academic community: Buley Library. SCSU is on the move with a dynamic new president, a vibrant new administrative leadership, exceptional faculty and staff, a diverse student body and a building campaign unprecedented in its history. Buley Library is situated-both literally and figuratively -at the center of these changes and will serve as a gathering place for the university community well into the 21st century. Position: The Director of Library Services will play a critical role in the changing nature of the academic library and the evolving academic mission of the university. The Director will assist in the planning, programming, and coordination of the new Library addition. The Director of Library Services is the chief administrative officer for the library and reports directly to the Provost and serves on the Academic Affairs Council. The successful candidate is expected to exercise broad responsibilities for both the internal and external operations of the library, working collegially, in a non-hierarchical fashion, with 19 professional library faculty and an engaging and diverse library support staff. Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited MLS program or equivalent (Ph.D. preferred) and have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the effective application of professional skills meriting the rank of an Administrator VII; possess a minimum of six years of successful administrative experience within an academic or university library; have demonstrated experience in: collective bargaining, developing and administering a comprehensive budget, monitoring the preparation of accreditation documents and other reports, participating in the personnel selection, supervision and professional development process for all library staff, and engaging in strategic planning with key stakeholders, including the library's own performance assessment; possess a clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education, and be able to articulate a strong vision for the library within a complex university organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate an exemplary commitment to academic excellence and student success, possess superb oral and written communication skills, and be an active participant and recognized leader in her or his professional organizations. Information for Applicants: Review of applications and nominations for the position of Director of Library Services will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best review, materials should be submitted by August 23, 2006. Interested candidates should submit a 2-page letter of application, a current vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. Applicants and nominators are encouraged to submit their materials by e-mail and Word attachments. Send letter of application, vita and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all references to: James M. Granfield, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, Davis Hall 103, New Haven, CT 06515; For more information on Southern, please consult SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Categories: , ,