Closes: Monday, October 21, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Master’s degree in library science from an ALA certified program.
- Three to five years of progressively more responsible experience in an academic library, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position.
- Experience in post-secondary instruction is desirable
- Ability to effectively supervise and direct both skilled professionals and semi-skilled assistants
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college students, clients, faculty, staff and administration
- Oral communication and listening skills suitable to addressing the inquiries of individuals ranging from an 8th grade education or less to doctoral level or beyond
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Leadership and supervisory skills.
- Technological skills which include various instructional related software and equipment.
- Experience hiring, training, and supervising staff.
- Experience evaluating work performance.
- Ability to develop reports, conduct research, efficiently use the Internet
- Policies, procedures and funcitons of a library.
- Knowledge and experience with Library software such as SIRSI and OCLC
- Knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Office, and familiarity with LibGuides.
- Knowledge and experience with Moodle
- Collection development techniques and principles.
- Knowledge and experiece with various print ane electronic reference materials, including NC Live.
- Basic principles and procedures of record keeping and bookkeeping.
- General cataloging and classification techniques and methods, including basic MARC records.
- Ablility to interact professionally with faculty, staff, students, and community users.
- Ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages.
The Director of Library Services manages and supervises the operations of the college’s Learning Resources Center to provide high quality learning opportunities to students. The Library Director provides support to the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Director Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops goals and objectives for the Library; develop and implement activities, functions and services to achieve these goals and objectives; evaluate services and accomplishments and uses results for improvements.
- Develops budget, monitors expenditures, and recommends appropriate transfers and changes in the Library.
- Assesses space and equipment needs for the library; recommends appropriate action.
- Oversee the production of overdue notices and bills for lost items.
- Serve as library systems administrator and manager of library web pages (LibGuides platform provided by the State Library of North Carolina.
- Supervise the maintenance of reference and research tools.
- Maintain and expand electronic reference services as necessary.
- Collects and analyzes data from the Library; produces financial and statistical reports; and evaluates automated Library processes for the annual reports for the system office.
- Plan and conduct in-service training for LRC personnel.
- Develops or initiates appropriate procedures for the operation, maintenance, and management, inventory and security of the Library, audiovisual equipment and other materials.
- Prepare bibliographies, brochures, flyers and handouts about library services and resources.
- Reports newsworthy activities occurring within the Library division for publicity.
- Oversee the submission to the Business office of monies collected by the library.
Librarian Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead and provide instructional and technical services offered through the library such as library orientations, how to use the LRC’s Databases and Information Literacy injunctions with the other library staff as requested by faculty.
- Maintain current knowledge of the research, trends, and best practices in all aspects of the library field.
- Advise and assist library patrons; answer general reference questions; demonstrate the use of online library catalog and electronic resources; refer patrons to other collections, agencies, or offices on campus as appropriate.
- Determine primary selection of books and library materials by reading reviews on books and other library materials, elicit input from faculty, and other materials including print, audio visual, and electronic resources.
- Copy-catalog new materials and originally catalog new materials, according to the procedures of the North Carolina Community College Library Services, and send items to the System Office Library Services for original cataloging as needed.
- Maintain integrity and accuracy of the LRC database as part of a statewide database and maintains cooperative relations with other libraries.
- Determine collection development needs by continually assessing the collection and identifying weeding opportunities periodically to maintain quality and current materials, in order to meet instructional needs of the College.
- Inspect the condition of resource materials: repair or, in consultation with faculty, discard damaged or worn books and materials, and replace or update as appropriate.
- Develops and assists with the updating of the Library Procedures Manual.
- Implement and maintain a formal archiving system for the preservation of College documents.
Other Library Duties:
- Provide reference and bibliographic services in order to initiate, support, and promote college programs and activities for the recruitment and retention of students.
- Screens, interviews, and recommends for employment personnel for the Library.
- Serves on college committees as assigned.
- Attends professional meetings and maintains active memberships in local, state, regional and national organizations, participate in webinars, read professional journals to stay abreast of innovations in library practices, procedures, and technology.
- Promotes the College in a positive manner and recruit’s students for all programs.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Academic Affairs or the President.
Physical Conditions: Maintain a physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties, which includes the following:
- Walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
- Stooping, squatting, climbing, kneeling, or reaching overhead to shelf books and library resources
- Pushing book carts and occasionally lifting and carrying items up to 50lbs
- Close visual concentration for extended periods of time
- Evening work hours required one night per week and occasionally during special events, graduation and student activities
- Frequently listening to and talking with students, faculty and other staff members either in person, by phone, chat or email
- Operate assigned equipment such as fax machine, copier, computer workstation, and laminating machine
Environmental Conditions: Typical Library Environment for Community College Library
- Working at a busy front desk in a community college library
- Working closely with a diverse group of people
- Monitoring a 6,000 square foot facility
- Being able to work independently
- Engaging in high levels of public contact
SUPERVISION PROVIDED: This position supervises LTPSS, Library Assistants, and work study students.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
How to Apply
Please go to https://ats.applicantone.com/Careers/roanokechowancommunitycollege to apply.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against students, faculty, or staff on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in admission to, or access to, or employment in its programs and activities.