Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dean of Library Services, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College (MA)

Dean of Library Services, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College (MA). Status: Full Time, beginning October, 2014. Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package. General Summary: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services and operations in support of the College mission. Articulates a vision for the library that supports the College mission through strategic planning and by identifying, developing and assessing new information technologies, information resources and services. Responsibilities: 1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources. 2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community. 3. Administers library operations, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management. 4. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library services to support the College’s mission. 5. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the library’s mission. 6. Advocates for the continuing development of the library. Fosters professional development for all library staff members. 7. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library programs with institutional goals and integrates the library into the curriculum. 8. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Library Science OR Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years of progressively increasing levels of leadership and management responsibility and a commitment to staff development in academic libraries; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents—administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support. Equivalency Statement: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions. To Apply: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.) Applications will be reviewed beginning September 19, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled. Holyoke Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Apply Here: