Closes: Thursday, June 20, 2019
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ALA regionally accredited MLS Degree, 3 years of library experience, 2 years of progressively increasing supervisory or administrative experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics
* Knowledge of principles and practices of library and information science and library administration
* Knowledge of computer, office applications, budget and accounting software, and library related software
* Knowledge of principles and practices of information literacy
* Leadership skills
* Strong communication and organizational skills
* Knowledge of basic accounting and budget principles and practices
* Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Indoor environment conditions; infrequently lifting and carrying objects up to 10 lbs.; infrequently pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, kneeling, stooping, bending at the waist, and climbing several steps; sitting or standing at a service counter or sitting at a desk or workstation using a computer display, keyboard, and mouse with repetitive motions; using the telephone; infrequently traveling to other buildings on campus or to other campuses; exposure to elevated levels of dust from books and other printed materials; evening and weekend work hours.
Second Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Strong technology skills particularly with Springshare products, Blackboard/Learning Management Systems, and other emerging instructional technology.
Previous community college experience
Experience in multi-campus academic setting
Experience providing library instruction in both face to face and online environments;
Knowledge of emerging trends and developments in Information Literacy, library instruction, and open educational resources;
Excellent communication, collaboration, outreach, and customer service skills;
Central Piedmont Community College Library is committed to supporting student, faculty and staff with the best possible information services at each of its seven (7) physical campus location, as well as with electronic services through its web site. We directly support and strengthen teaching and learning by continually developing innovative student and learning-centered collections, services, and environments that lead to life-long educational development.
The Central Piedmont Library is committed to our organizational values of accountability, accessibility, excellence, innovation, inclusiveness, passion, and professionalism. Our staff engages both deeply and broadly with the college community, and the Assistant Director for Instruction and Research Services has an opportunity to influence the academic success of our diverse student population. Working for Central Piedmont offers a good combination of team-based projects and opportunities for individual work and professional development.
The library will be opening a new state-of-the-art Central Campus Library in January 2022. The new library support instruction with two classrooms (one traditional, one flexible), a faculty hub, and space for consultations and one-on-one research appointments with librarians. Our new technology sandbox/makerspace with video and audio recording studios will offer additional opportunities for library instruction and support of student assignments. New libraries have opened or will open at our Cato, Levine, Harper, and Merancas campuses.
The Assistant Director for Instructional and Research Services will take a central role in organizing, delivering, and promoting the library, its resources, and information literacy instruction to faculty and students at CPCC. This position (1) leads in the planning, design, coordination, delivery, promotion, and assessment of the library’s instructional and research services at all campus locations; (2) engages in the development of an information literacy curriculum that integrates information literacy into academic and special programs; (3) develops, designs, and delivers a variety of instructional sessions and tools for the library instruction program, including classroom library instruction and workshops; and (4) provides research and reference assistance to on-site and distance students, teaching and research faculty, and members of the community.
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Director for Instructional and Research Services will take a central role in organizing, delivering, and promoting the library, its resources, and information literacy instruction to faculty and students at CPCC. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing an information literacy program, a main component of CPCC’s general education curriculum.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
I. Mastery of Subject Matter
a. Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field of library and information science.
b. Interprets and evaluates the theories of library and information science.
c. Connects library and information science with related fields and the college curriculum.
d. Stays current in the subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, interlibrary organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
e. Demonstrates strong technology skills.
f. Leads in the planning, design, coordination, delivery, promotion, and assessment of the library’s instructional and research services at all campus locations.
g. Engages in the development of an information literacy curriculum that integrates information literacy into academic and special programs.
h. Develops, designs, and delivers a variety of instructional sessions and tools for the Library Instruction Program, including classroom library instruction, workshops.
i. Provides research and reference assistance to onsite and distance students, teaching and research faculty, and members of the community.
II. Functional Leadership/Management
a. Has a vision of the future in the respective functional areas and create plans, goals and objectives leading to the realization of the vision.
b. Evaluates and improves quality of services, effectiveness and technical proficiency of staff within the operating areas.
c. Develops, interprets and enforces operating policies, practices and procedures in supporting and optimizing services and operating efficiencies.
d. Assures overall quality of library resources and that resources meet the needs of all college programs through ongoing assessment of the existing collection (print, electronic, media) and optimal choice of new resources in all formats.Negotiates and complies with licenses and contracts related to library resources, software, and equipment.
e. Assures that campus libraries are staffed, accessible and capable of providing consistent, comparable and compatible services.
f. Provides guidance and counsel on information and researches policy including copyright and intellectual property to the college community.
g. Supervises the development, enhancement and implementation of new and existing services including the use and application of technology to maximize the effectiveness of teaching and learning based services.
h. Assures accessibility to all resources through proper creation and maintenance of cataloging records including the selection of subject headings and other locating aids.
III. Administrative Management
a. Develops and manages operational budgets and staffing models supporting library services and objectives.Approves budget expenditures for equipment, supplies, travel, and part-time staff.
b. Hires and supervises part-time staff, support staff and participate in the hiring and supervision of professional staff.Assures compliance with all college human resource policies and state and federal employment laws.
c. Supervises and leads professional and classified staff; prepares individual goals and objectives, administers performance reviews, and handles conflict resolution and disciplinary issue within assigned areas.Assures equity in task assignment and expectations of results.
d. Ensures compliance with all college, NCCC system, state policies/regulations/statutes, individually and organizationally.
e. Manages facilities which house library services units in terms of security, appearance, maintenance, and housekeeping.
IV. College and Community Citizenship
a. Collaborates with other college departments, organizations or functions in order to maximize and enhance student learning and college proficiencies.
b. Chairs/participates in community programs, organizations, and college outreach programs.
c. Enters into consortia agreements with other library organizations in order to expand services (reciprocal borrowing agreements) and facilitates effective purchasing strategies.
d. Ensures maintenance of confidentiality of student information by all staff.
e. Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials.
V. Participation in College and Division Activities
a. Serves on college committees as assigned.
b. Participates in meetings and events required by the college and the Dean of Libraries.
c. Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from college and library administrators.
d. Facilitates the professional growth of part-time and full-time colleagues in accordance with library goals and objectives.
e. Provides leadership to library staff.
f. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or on a team.
VI. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
a. Maintains familiarity with college goals, mission and long-range plans.
b. Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
c. Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents.
d. Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college and library services.
e. Performs other duties as assigned.
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