Job Postings

May 2017

Benedict College, Columbia, SC

Position Announcement

 

Job Title:  Electronic Reference Librarian

Division:  Academic Affairs

Department: Learning Resources Center (Library)

 

Work Schedule: Rotating weekend/evening schedule; 12 month; non-tenure track position

 

Reports to:

Library Director

 

General Job Functions:

This position requires the appointee to have an ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science or related degree and reference experience, preferably in an academic library. The appointee will assist students, faculty, staff, and others at the College in locating and using online and print informational resources. The position requires demonstrated knowledge or experience with computers and electronic databases. Some experience in teaching library instruction. The appointee is expected to be knowledgeable with current trends in information literacy, libraries, customer service orientation, and referral services. The appointee will maintain and improve collections through collection development activities and policies. In addition, effective written and spoken communication skills are required and the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and others in an academic environment.

 

Qualifications:

This position requires the appointee to have an ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science or related degree.  Reference experience, preferably in an academic library.  Knowledge of online databases, search techniques, and electronic resources; and computer savvy.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Assists students, faculty, and others at the College in finding and using varied library informational resources
  • Provides Reference Desk assistance including working a rotating evening and weekend schedule
  • Conducts general library orientation tours and instruction sessions
  • Contributes to Information Literacy initiatives
  • Participates in collection development activities and the development and/or revision of collection development policies
  • Assists library users by checking in and out library materials; renewing materials; issuing library cards; etc. using automated library system
  • Trains and supervises College and/or Service-Learning student assistants in routine library operations
  • Prepares, distributes, and maintains instructional materials, publications, library surveys, statistical data, reports, etc. relating to assessing reference services and programs
  • Serves on internal and campus-wide committees as appointed
  • Attends professional meetings and engages in professional development activities
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations
  • Performs other associated responsibilities as assigned

 

Applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, Resume, copy of transcript and three letters of reference to (mail or hand deliver):

 

Benedict College

Human Resources

1600 Harden St

Columbia, S.C. 29204

 

No Phone Calls Please.  Position open until filled.

 

 

 


                                         Morgan State University                                   August 2016

Earl S. Richardson Library

INSTRUCTIONAL & DIGITAL INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN

Department: Earl S. Richardson Library

Introduction: The Earl S. Richardson Library is currently recruiting for an Instructional & Digital Initiatives Librarian. Interested candidates should have a strong desire to advance the mission of Morgan State University, the largest Historically Black University in Maryland.

Duties: Providing general instruction and leading the library team in implementing digital projects; creating, implementing and interweaving innovative digital applications; implementing and troubleshooting EBSCO’s and EDS discovery layer tools; managing referenced statistics and providing monthly reports; surveying blogs, key online sites and technical journals; developing infrastructure for the dissemination of new library technologies; assisting library patrons with reference queries; providing monthly “emerging technologies talks” for patrons and library staff and performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited university and one year of experience with current digital library technologies.

Requirements: Proven instruction and digital track record; ability to understand and apply departmental policies and procedures; and the ability to communicate effectively.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter to jobs@morgan.edu, indicating Job # FY16 2016-364 in the subject line and attach the following items: a resume, a completed Morgan State University Employment Application, (which should include salary requirements and references). Alternatively, you may mail the required items to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, and 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251. Application packets can also be faxed to: 443-885-8209 (Incomplete submissions of any type may not be given consideration).

If you have submitted an electronic application successfully, you will receive a confirmation message.

**NOTE: THE HIRING DEPARTMENT WILL CONTACT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW. **

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE/ACTION EMPLOYER As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, U.S. citizenship or alien status and their authorization to work in the United States. EEO/AA



                                                            Morgan State University                            August 2016 

                                                           Earl S. Richardson Library

                            Position: Associate Director for Public Service (Library)

 

Department: Earl S. Richardson Library

Introduction: The Earl S. Richardson Library is currently recruiting for an Associate Director for Public Services. Interested candidates should have a strong desire to advance the mission of Morgan State University, the largest Historically Black University in Maryland.

Duties: Assisting the Director of Library Services with preparing and monitoring departmental goals; developing, maintaining, and implementing departmental policies and procedures; managing and evaluating the design, development, and coordination of public service projects; formulating and implementing service delivery models in the following areas: information/ reference, circulation/ access services, documents (federal and state), distance education library services, interlibrary services, interlibrary lending and information literacy and instruction; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating assigned staff participating in communities activities, training programs and professional development meetings, workshops, and conferences; coordinating the preparation of administrative reports; working with Electronic Resources management team (ERM); managing multiple change projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years’ of academic library experience.

Requirements: The ability to provide technical advice, excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; must be able to manage multiple projects; expert knowledge and skills with computers, hardware, library software, internet/ digital communications and demonstrated ability to provide information/ reference services.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter to jobs@morgan.edu, indicating Job # FY17 2016-372 in the subject line and attach the following items: a resume, a completed Morgan State University Employment Application, (which should include salary requirements and references). Alternatively, you may mail the required items to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, and 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251. Application packets can also be faxed to: 443-885-8209 (Incomplete submissions of any type may not be given consideration).

If you have submitted an electronic application successfully, you will receive a confirmation message.

**NOTE: THE HIRING DEPARTMENT WILL CONTACT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW. **

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE/ACTION EMPLOYER As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, U.S. citizenship or alien status and their authorization to work in the United States. EEO/AA

 



                                                                                                                                                     August 2016

TOUGALOO COLLEGE 

Director of Library Services (faculty rank, tenure-track)

Tougaloo College seeks an enthusiastic, technology-driven, innovative leader with a deep commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate/graduate education for the position of Director of Library Services.  Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the library director will provide strategic vision and leadership for the library’s support of academic programs and student learning. This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position.

Position Summary

The library director will provide vision, leadership, and advocacy for the college library; work collaboratively with academic support services to design and implement a learning commons; design information literacy programs to meet the needs of a multicultural and diverse faculty and student body; develop and manage library budgets and educational resources; provide strategic planning and assessment, as well as operational oversight of library staff, services, collections, and spaces; serve as a liaison to selected academic departments; participate in a full range of outreach services, including reference, instruction, and collection development; and, represent the library in the local, regional and national library communities, in addition to college committees.

Experience/Qualifications:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and minimum of five years experience in progressively responsible supervisory position are required.

Earned doctoral degree and familiarity with strategic planning, developing new initiatives, technology and budgeting are preferred.

Date of Position Opening:    June 16, 2016                        

Position Available:    July 1, 2016 

Application Deadline:            Open until filled

Salary:  The salary is commensurate with the responsibilities and expectations as aligned with credentials, experience, and skills.                        

All interested applicants should mail a letter of application, current vita, official graduate transcripts, and a list of three current references.

Mail Documents to:               Tougaloo College

Attention:  Director of Human Resources

                                                            500 West County Line Road

                                                            Tougaloo, MS 39174

 Fax Documents to:                          (601) 977-7866 

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, Age, national origin, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Citizenship, veteran status, Genetic Information, Gender Identity; or any other legally protected status. The College prohibits Sexual harassment, including Sexual Violence.

 

TOUGALOO COLLEGE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE  ACTION EMPLOYER



 

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library              6/20/2016

                                 JOB Title: Deputy Director

                                            www.auctr.edu

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is a shared resource for the intellectual and cultural life at the Atlanta University Center.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a collaborative, innovative, mission-focused leader to assist in providing vision, leadership, and direction for the library’s operations and services.  Serving as a member of the organization’s management team, the Deputy Director will have primary responsibility for user service outcomes and for strategic guidance of the Archives Research Services department (ARC), Collection and Content Management department (CCM), Digital Services department (DSD), and the Discovery and Access Services department (DAS).  The Deputy Director will serve as a member of and may facilitate meetings of the library’s Faculty Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council, and the Scholarly Communications working group.  The Deputy Director works closely with faculty of the member institutions to advance the strategic priorities of the library.  May serve as a liaison for selected activities of the library’s Board of Trustees.  This position reports to the CEO and Library Director and functions as the administrator-in-charge in the absence of the CEO and Library Director.  The incumbent is significantly engaged in the profession and has experience with non-profit governance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, budgeting, resource and policy development, and governance
  • Assists the CEO/Library Director in the drafting and review of policy, budgeting, and planning Responsible for development of user procedures, allocation and management of library acquisitions to include the negotiation of license agreements for print and electronic resources
  • Participates in the line of approvals for accounts payable to include staff travel and training and works to ensure responsible stewardship of budget
  • Supervision of ARC, CCM, DSD, and DAS departments to include collaboration in recruitment and retention strategies
  • In conjunction with relevant library departments, builds and sustains partnerships with AUC member institutions and external organizations to increase the visibility and use of the library
  • Evaluate and reimagine library functions and services to best meet the needs of member institution constituents
  • Works with appropriate library administrators and staff to promote and evaluate library services that impact student learning and influence continuous improvement of library operations based upon the analysis of assessment results
  • Responsible for development and submission of library reports in support of accreditations and other studies required by the member institutions
  • Develop and disseminate essential communications to staff and users.
  • Serve on faculty committees of member institutions as assigned
  • Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/presentation of knowledge in the library and within the profession
  • Participate in grant development and implementation
  • Function as administrator-in-charge in the absence of CEO/Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • Five or more years in a supervisory role
  • Three or more years of experience working with technical services, public services and/or archival services
  • Proven record of leadership and an ability to articulate messaging in a manner that is engaging for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of an academic and public community
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate results using selected presentation styles and formats effectively
  • Experience managing library operations to include resources and budgets with evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility
  • Ability to independently set priorities, adapt and drive change initiatives, and successfully manage projects
  • Knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in higher education and libraries
  • Experience managing conflict involving staff and users
  • Experience licensing scholarly content and negotiating with library vendors
  • Experience with grants writing
  • Experience on or working with governing boards

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with experience

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  Review of resumes will begin in July 2016 with position remaining open until the successful candidate is selected.

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

 



                                                 University Libraries                          June 13, 2016

Virginia State University

ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN

Duties and Responsibilities:  This position has primary responsibility for the operations of the Acquisitions Unit and oversight of the materials collection budget. The position is responsible for the order and receipt of all library materials, including print monographs and serials, e-resources, and other formats as they evolve. The position serves as the primary contact for a wide variety of resource and service vendors; and develops and maintains relationships with University departments responsible for procurement and financial services. The position manages the bindery process and oversees the processing of gifts, theses and dissertations. Other duties include monitoring emerging trends in acquisitions; continued professional development; and serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. The position also provides assistance and support at the Serials Information Reference Desk to include an occasional evening and rotating weekend assignment as needed. This is a non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and considerable experience working with library resource acquisitions, preferably in an academic setting. Evidence of experience working with an integrated library system; demonstrated experience working with e-resources vendors and negotiating and monitoring licensing agreements; familiar with current and emerging cataloging practices and standards, including LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and RDA; proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Access; excellent communication and analytical skills; supervisory experience; commitment to service; and the ability to work cooperatively and quickly learn and adapt to new technology.

How to Apply: Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS) at[https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com%20]https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com Resumes do not substitute for a complete online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references.

Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of reference may be attached to online application or mailed to:

Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Virginia State University, Virginia 23806

Your name and the position number (FA054) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Screening of applications will commence immediately.  Hiring salary range is dependent upon education and experience.

The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting.  The candidate will be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library

Reference Librarian

www.auctr.edu

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs.  Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking creative and energetic candidates to fill the position of Reference Librarian.  The Reference Librarian will provide general and specialized research assistance for on-site and virtual library users; participate in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions and course integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. The Librarian will also participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities for the member institutions.  
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Provides reference and research services to the students and faculty and members of the general AUC community
  • Participates in general reference services, including night and week-end rotations
  • Provides research assistance for on-site and remote library users, including night and week-end rotations
  • Provides curriculum-integrated, information literacy centered library instruction to students and outreach to faculty
  • Participates in collection development activities and provides outreach to faculty, including, serving as liaison for academic program/departments in subject areas supporting the curriculum and research needs of the member institutions
  • Conducts topical research seminars, and individual or group trainings
  • Creates information literacy and research tutorials for use across multiple Learning Management platforms (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle)
  • Partners with the E-Learning Technologies Unit to create digital learning objects for use in Research Guides and other online systems
  • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of library resources and services
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
  • Participates in grant development and implementation
  • Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
  • Participates in activities in support of accreditation at the institutional and departmental levels.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·       Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school
·       Experience in public services in an academic library
·       Three plus years of experience performing reference and instruction services in an academic library
·       Knowledge and ability to effectively teach and conduct research of essential information resources in all formats
·       Experience with the creation of virtual resources
·       Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the development of instruction and/or information literacy tools incorporating appropriate emerging learning technologies
·       Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources related to an academic research environment
·       Strong computer skills; experience with iMACs and applicable software desirable
·       Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·       Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity
·       Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
·       Excellent communication skills (including writing and public speaking)
·       Excellent organizational and analytical skills
·       Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality
 
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.
 

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu.



The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library

Digital Initiatives Librarian

www.auctr.edu

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs.  Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking collaborative, energetic, and innovative candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian.    The Digital Initiatives Librarian will support the continued development, implementation and use of emerging technologies that enrich the teaching and learning landscape.  S/he will partner with Reference Librarians, Archives, and Information Technology staff to identify, build, and maintain our rapidly growing digital library collections.  They will support and maintain existing software solutions for library and archival open source and vendor applications including but not limited to, DigitalCommons, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework).   The Digital Initiatives Librarian will play a role in researching, testing, and proposing initiatives for technology innovations for the library in support of strategic goals including digital preservation planning. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • In collaboration with library and technology staff, will explore and identify new and emerging technologies
  • Consult, collaborate and support AUC faculty and students in the introduction and use of digital learning tools and methodologies
  • Manage scanning and digitization activities for all formats including print, audio, and video
  • Assist in the development of new systems and applications including project management
  • Work with contract developers and vendors when necessary, and assist with new software implementations
  • Work with Archives Research Center staff to facilitate online access to new and legacy collections including the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr Collection to ensure timely and convenient access by students, community and scholars worldwide
  • Improve the efficiency and integration of existing implementations such as ArchivesSpace and XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework) including performing migrations, upgrades and customizations 
  • Provide technical support for library digital preservation initiatives
  • Participate in professional activities and collaborate with library staff in developing funding proposals to advance digital initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited library school
·        Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital curation principles, standards and best practices
·        Experience with creation, management and usage of digital collections  
·        Familiarity with repository software technologies both open source and vendor products, including CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, Fedora/Hydra
·        Strong technological skills including some programming, familiarity with Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems
·        Knowledge of XML and database design and construction; knowledge of HTML, CSS and website creation and maintenance
·        Experience with supporting archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace and XTF
·        Knowledge of research data management and digital humanities an asset
·        Analytical, organizational, and oral and written communications skills
·        Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a team environment
·        Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word and Excel

DESIRED QUALIFICATION:
·        Experience in an academic library environment

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.
 
The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu.


HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.

DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Howard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of University Libraries. This is an opportunity for a transformative, experienced visionary to provide innovative leadership and strategic direction and management of all the libraries within this system, which includes the Undergraduate, Social Work, Divinity, Business libraries, and also the Founders Library, a National Historic Landmark. Founders Library houses the Moorland Spingarn Research Center containing one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collections dedicated to documenting the history and culture of people of African descent throughout the world; The Afro-American Resource Center; Patent/TM Resource Center; and the Channing Pollock Theatre Collection.

Howard University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Washington Research Library Consortium. Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University, the Director of Libraries is the chief administrator for the University Library System. This positon is a full-time staff positon at the senior management level. The director is responsible for the operations, and management of the resources of the system; providing direction and commitment for the teaching, learning and research agenda of libraries in concert with the direction of the undergraduate, graduate and professional educational programs; development of relationships to ensure the continuous commitment to the academic programs and mission of the University; fundraising; provide creative leadership; and the development of staff.

Established in 1867, Howard University is one of the nation’s leading research universities dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on African- American students, as well as those of all other racial and ethnic groups from the United States and the world. The University received its first accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1921 and has had its accreditation reaffirmed at every required interval thereafter. Howard’s campus contains 89 buildings, covers 256 acres in Washington, DC, and includes a 108-acre research facility in Beltsville, Maryland. Today, Howard is one of only 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities. Its 10,000 students enjoy academic pursuits in more than 120 areas of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. These students come from virtually every state, the District of Columbia and nearly 70 countries.

Howard’s academic programs are offered by 13 schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the School of Communications; the College of Dentistry; the School of Divinity; the School of Education; the Graduate School; the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; the School of Law; the College of Medicine; the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; the College of Pharmacy; and the School of Social Work. More than 100,000 degrees in the arts, sciences and humanities have been awarded by the institution which is ranked among the highest producers of the nation’s African American professionals. More information is available at www2.howard.edu

The next Director of University Libraries will have a Master’s degree or higher, as well as successful and progressive senior leadership experience in a research university library setting; knowledge of trends, issues and best practices; excellent record of collaboration with internal and external partners; and development of technological/informational services to support the student experience within the libraries. Experience with construction, renovation projects, grant writing and/or fundraising are also desired.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration for the position, submit a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references by 04-15-2016. Please submit electronically to Jo Ann H. Fax, Executive Director, Office of Executive Search Support via email at oess@howard.edu Nominations may also be submitted to this email address and should include rationale of this nomination.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated with strict confidentiality. Should you need to discuss this position, feel free to contact the office at (202) 865-8038.



 

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA

ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Library Resource Center at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for Associate Director, a twelve month non-tenure-track faculty position. The Associate Director coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operations of the library and will work closely with and under the guidance of the Library Director. The Associate Director must be knowledgeable in current and best practices of library resources, services and technology and possess, or have the ability to develop, strong administrative and marketing skills.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Library Director in the day-to-day management of the Library including evenings and weekends;
  • Directly supervise the Heads of Circulation, Reference, Research & Instruction, Collections Resources and the Archives Departments, and the Evening Supervisor;
  • Provide leadership and assist the Library Director with personnel, budget, building, and administrative matters;
  • Participate in the planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services and operations;
  • Work with the Director to establish strategic goals and objectives, determine enterprise wide activities and collaborations, and prepare administrative reports;
  • Assume the responsibility of the library in the Director’s absence;
  • Maintain professional competency and activities;
  • Mentor library faculty and staff; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Experience includes:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of academic library experience in positions with progressive levels of responsibility; a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of library operations including extensive knowledge of contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies;
  • Evidence of project or programmatic leadership and the ability to develop a vision for delivering library services;
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills;
  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written, listening and interpersonal;
  • Successful mentoring skills that empower others to excel and work well as part of a team; and
  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of people including undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Experience includes:

  • Strong multi-tasking skills to cope with the multiple challenges typical of this position;
  • Ability to adapt to a changing technological environment;
  • Strong managerial skills; ability to listen, gather information and be decisive; comprehensive knowledge of all library policies and practices. Interpersonal skills to interact with faculty, administrators, and all library staff and users effectively; and
  • Five or more years of experience in supervising and managing librarians and staff, with evidence of coaching and mentoring.

A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution in Library and Information Science is required with an additional advanced degree preferred.

To apply, log into our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references addressed to Dr. Lynette Ralph. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016. All applications received before June 1 are assured consideration. EOE/AA

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