Director of Library Services

Director of Library Services

Employer

Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Job Location

New Bern, NC

Salary/Grade

• Hiring range: $53,000 - $60,000.

Benefits

• Benefits include paid holidays, annual and sick leave, medical insurance and participation in the N.C. State Retirement System.

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Monday, April 8, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Target Start Date

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8am-5:30pm some weekly evening hours required, F- 8am-2:30pm

Reports to

Executive Director, Academic Support

Employment Type

FT Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university
  • Three (3) years’ full-time professional experience in a library setting.
  • Academic library experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic library experience

Supervisory experience

Position Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:  Director of Library Services

Department:  Academic Support

Reports to:  Executive Director, Academic Support

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of two or more direct reports

Employment Status:  ☒ Full-time ☐ Part-time ☐ Temporary          FLSA Status: ☒ Exempt ☐ Non-Exempt

Pay Scale Level: 79

Revised: April 5, 2019

              

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

The Director of Library Services provides administrative oversight of the Library on the New Bern campus of Craven Community College. This position manages the planning, development, and delivery of all library services such as staff supervision, procurement of books, periodicals, and electronic databases and resources. This position provides critical insight and leadership that will balance the requirements for electronic and virtual resources needed for distance education and for books, periodicals and physical resources that housed in the library. The Director of Library Services is responsible for creating an appropriate learning and resource rich environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (List the major functional elements of the position. Under each, describe the required duties, tasks and responsibilities of the work assigned.

  • Plans, develops, delivers and manages all library services on the New Bern campus
  • Manages and coordinates library staff, completes performance evaluations, promotes innovative and creative ideas among staff and fosters a cohesive library workforce that provides professional assistance to all customers
  • Oversees the development and delivery of library technologies that support the delivery of course content inside and outside the classroom
  • Manages departmental budgets by overseeing expenditures, planning for new programming, managing staffing requirements, and reviewing vendor contracts regularly
  • Monitors and provides appropriate resource materials that support a large variety of subjects and learning outcomes
  • Evaluates effectiveness of existing services and identifies the needs of and creates new services that meet the demands of a diverse student and faculty population
  • Promotes library services as a vital part of the college to students, faculty, and staff
  • Implements and manages policies and procedures for the library while also interpreting and applying college policies and procedures on a daily basis
  • Develops long-range plans and goals for the enhancement of services, resources, and facilities and ensures that those plans align with departmental goals and the college’s mission
  • Actively engages faculty and staff to select appropriate materials that will update the existing library collections and electronic resources
  • Develops and maintains an inventory system to ensure all books and resources are properly monitored and maintained
  • Represents the library and College at meetings, conferences, and in the community in order to expand partnerships and stay current on trends and the changing roles of libraries in the collegiate setting
  • Collaborates with the Public Library located on the Havelock Campus to develop similar services on both campus
  • Oversees the management of library rooms and resources in an efficient and resourceful manner
  • Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of the College’s mission, core values and goals

List equipment used in job and frequency of use.

  • Computer, general office equipment are used frequently during the course of a work day

Special Position Requirements: (Optional section: any travel or related special conditions which apply to the position.)

  • Evening hours required on a weekly basis; may be required to participate in programs, committees, training conferences or other work-related activities outside of routine work hours.

Working Conditions: (Describe work environment (i.e., office environment, maintenance & repair shop, classroom, etc.).

  • Typical library/office environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university
  • Three (3) years’ full-time professional experience in a library setting

Required knowledge, skills and working abilities:

 

Knowledge

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive library
  • Principles and practice of program development and administration
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs
  • Principles and procedures of library management and administration
  • Principles of media, library science and theory
  • Current library-related technologies
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Public relations and customer service practices
  • Information literacy techniques

 

Skills

  • Manages personnel resources through motivating, training, developing, and directing people as they work
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in database searching, Internet searching, library-related software and Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in monitoring and assessing the performance of self, staff and programs to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Works effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus

 

Abilities

  • Work independently; exercise discretion and sound judgment in decision making; respond to critical matters effectively; and represent the College in a professional manner
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required reports and records
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Handle confidential information with absolute discretion
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and socioeconomic levels

 

Required license or certification:

  • None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferences: (Optional section: preferred attributes for the position which are not absolutely required in the minimum qualifications (i.e., multi-lingual, master’s degree)

  • Academic library experience
  • Supervisory experience

 

Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts the College’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Federal Law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position with Craven Community College.

APPLY ONLINE at www.cravencc.edu , select “Employment” at the bottom of the web page (under About Us). That will take you to the Human Resources main page. Click on the picture for Prospective Employees, (or click Learn more beneath that picture). In the center of that page click on the link for "JobCenter".

Applicants must submit all required documents requested in the online application process to be considered. Before a candidate is hired, a pre-employment criminal background investigation and employer/professional reference check will be conducted.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

April 30, 2019

EMPLOYMENT DATE

June 15, 2019

 

Craven Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or citizenship status.

Craven Community College is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution.

How to Apply

Federal Law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position with Craven Community College.

APPLY ONLINE at www.cravencc.edu , select “Employment” at the bottom of the web page (under About Us). That will take you to the Human Resources main page. Click on the picture for Prospective Employees, (or click Learn more beneath that picture). In the center of that page click on the link for "JobCenter".

Applicants must submit all required documents requested in the online application process to be considered. Before a candidate is hired, a pre-employment criminal background investigation and employer/professional reference check will be conducted.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

April 30, 2019

EMPLOYMENT DATE

June 15, 2019

Job Post Contact

Craven Community College