Location: Lowell, MA Category: Full-time Staff Posted On: Tue Nov 6 2018 Job Description:
Title: Director of Libraries
Unit: Non-Unit Professional
Dept.: Library Services
Reports To: Provost/Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs
Under the direction of the Provost/Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs, responsible for a full range of administration and operations of the college libraries. In accordance with the college's mission, directs the planning, development, and coordination of library programs, materials, facilities and services serving a diverse college community.
Essential Job Functions
Provide strategic vision and leadership for our dual-campus library, working effectively with key stakeholders across campus in support of the academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning.
Direct all aspects of library administration including long range planning, budget development and control, public relations, and data analysis. Work collaboratively with other departments on campus to address issues of facilities management, personnel, and technology as they relate to the library.
Plan and supervise the ongoing assessment of library resources, technology, facilities and services for their impact on student learning and faculty effectiveness. Supervise and evaluate all professional librarians and assigned staff in accordance with college policy and collective bargaining agreements. Support ongoing improvements in services through library staff training and development.
Foster an organizational culture of collegiality, service, and continuous improvement within the library and on campus. Serve on campus committees and act as the library's liaison to senior college administrators.
Serve as the library's primary internal fiscal agent. Prepare proposed annual budget, and oversee the allocation of funds between the two libraries. Supervise all library expenditures, and provide effective stewardship to ensure that priorities for resources are maintained within the limits of our funding.
Cultivate, strengthen, and expand cooperative relationships with other libraries and information services through our membership in regional networks and consortia that provide access to materials beyond our collections. Represent the library on statewide committees that provide opportunities to enhance services to our students.
Compile statistical data for use in internal and external reports and accreditation self-studies at both the program and institutional levels. Prepare reports and analyses of library services and resources. Participate in and support the accreditation process.
Develop strong partnerships within the college. Promote collaboration with faculty and co-curricular areas to improve access, provide and improve the library collection and develop services to meet student and faculty needs.
Guide the selection, implementation, and maintenance of all digital library resources such as databases and the library website to ensure equality of access regardless of instructional modality, or location of classes. Select, administer and update electronic services and the integrated library system. Coordinate software, hardware and technical support needs with vendors, consortia, and the Chief Technology Officer.
Provide direction for the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and operation of the library. Foster forward-looking collection development and plan and develop library initiatives that enhance student learning.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. May use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
At least five (5) years of library experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a supervisory capacity, preferably in an academic library environment.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; able to build effective working relationships with college faculty, staff, and administration, as well as those in the Massachusetts library community.
Experience in assessing the effectiveness of library programs, collections, and services.
Significant experience supervising library staff with a well-rounded knowledge and appreciation for all aspects of library work; able to lead the library within a system of participatory management and collegial governance.
Demonstrated experience and/or understanding working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, culture, race and ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with diverse populations to create an inclusive and collegial campus climate.
Demonstrated experience with budgeting, financial management, and resource allocation.
Library experience in an academic setting
Experience with library consortia and other resource sharing groups.
An understanding of the library's role in student success and a commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.
Location: Lowell Campus with travel to the Bedford campus and occasionally off - site.
Anticipated Start Date: December 2018/January 2019
Application Deadline: November 27, 2018
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Internal Number: 104619
About Middlesex Community College
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.