Monday, March 24, 2014

Director of Library Services and Learning Center - Lincoln College of New England

Director of Library Services and Learning Center - Lincoln College of New England. Responsibilities, Qualifications & Education Requirements: This is a 12-month position that directs all library and learning center operations, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services. Prepares and administers library and learning center budgets. Ensures development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies. Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies. Prepares library sections of submissions to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Commission on Institutions for Higher Education; programmatic accreditation agencies such as: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Dental Chairside Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting, Mortuary Science, and Nutrition; and the State of Connecticut. Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives. Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development. Coordinates with Lead Faculty to ensure excellence in service to students in the learning center. Serves on college committees and task forces to support continuous improvement of the College’s teaching and learning endeavors. Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for the College library and learning center. Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction. Works in concert with academic leadership to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process. Qualifications: Master's in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills. Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential. Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Resumes should be directed to Kathryn Regjo at, or to 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, CT 06489.