Saturday, April 07, 2007

Director of Library Services - Gateway Community College

Director of Library Services - (CCP-20, 12-month, tenure track position) Gateway Community College. ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: August 2007. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution together with from three to six years of related experience including from one to three years of experience in supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience, which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Library Services typically works under the direction of the Academic Dean or other administrator. The Director of Library Services interacts extensively with students, faculty and members of the public as well as with administrators and peers of the Community College system and with local, regional, and statewide professional networks and consortia. The Director of Library Services is accountable for assuring effective and cost efficient learning resource services to the academic, student and public groups served by the College to advance the College's learning mission through effective performance in these essential functional areas: Effective delivery of library services, including circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, information literacy instruction, library integrated systems, library website and distance learning support; Development and organization of the library's resources, including cataloging, classification and organization to facilitate access and preserve security; Evaluation, training, development and direction of library staff; Budget, fiscal and facilities management including the development of sound long term strategies for optimizing the return on library resources; Library assessment and evaluation. In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the Director of Library Services is expected to carry out the essential duties of: attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; service on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings; representing the college and the library in the community. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. STARTING SALARY: $62,429 approximate annual, plus excellent State supported fringe benefits. TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, detailed resume, and three (3) letters of reference to: Gateway Community College, Human Resources Office, 60 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511-5918. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted before the close of business on April 30, 2007. Visit GCC's website at GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F. PROTECTED GROUP MEMEBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.